Joining Charles Adrian for the 113th Second-Hand Book Factory is writer, reader, traveller and compulsive singer Lisa Findley. They talk about the throw and catch of friendship, telling by not telling, and a runaway best-seller. There is also mention of a shower of related writers, including Ann Patchett, Lucy Grealy, Alice Munro, Claire Messud and Hilary Mantell. Ann Patchett’s Truth And Beauty is given particular attention.
Stand-Up Tragedy, which is mentioned towards the beginning of the episode, is a storytelling and performance night hosted by Dave Pickering. More information about the night is here. Dave Pickering is featured in Page One 82, which can be found here.
Episode released: 22nd August, 2017.
Let’s Take The Long Way Home (A Memoir Of Friendship) by Gail Caldwell
My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple