Marina Benjamin & Alyson Hallett

Marina Benjamin examines the changing role of the personal voice in contemporary memoir, celebrates the sharing of ecstatic highs and vertiginous tumbles, and notes that it’s writerly craft that lifts a work beyond mere self-pimping.

Alyson Hallett takes us to Launceston in Cornwall, home of the writer Charles Causley, in the centenary year of his birth.

Episode: 148
Date: 14-12-2017
Length: 28:20
Marina Benjamin & Alyson Hallett

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