Episode image is a detail from the cover of  Shopgirl  by Steve Martin, published in 2000 by Victor Gollancz; jacket photograph: Photonica.

Episode image is a detail from the cover of Shopgirl by Steve Martin, published in 2000 by Victor Gollancz; jacket photograph: Photonica.

Joining Charles Adrian for the first of the new-style iTunes-hosted Page One podcasts is Vera Chok, who makes things and connects people. Almost exactly a year after their previous interview (Page One 6), they discuss the joy of tight prose, optimism in the face of disaster and whether comedians can compete with poets.

Another book by E.M. Forster, Maurice, is discussed in Page One 21.

Episode released: 1st October, 2013.

Book listing:

A Passage To India by E.M. Forster

The Drought by J.G. Ballard

Shopgirl by Steve Martin

Other episodes featuring Vera:
Page One 127
Page One 107
Page One 90
Page One 6

Links:

Page One 21

Vera Chok

Charles Adrian