Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Local Literary Feature with Chris Aikman @ccaikman

On the show today we had the first Local Literary Feature since coming back from our summer break, and sitting in the hot seat now is West Herts Drivetime's Chris Aikman, who has taken over from Marie Kemplay who sadly cannot present the feature any more.

On the feature this week Chris and Danny discussed the six books vying for the Man Booker Prize (4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster; History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund; Exit West by Mohsin Hamid;
Elmet by Fiona Mozley; Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders; and Autumn by Ali Smith), as well as the news that legendary writer Marcel Proust used to pay newspaper editors to review his books favourably.

Chris also chose two 'Books of the Month', one fiction and one non-fiction: Munich by Robert Harris and What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton. And finally Chris and Danny discussed big local literary event this month - The Chorleywood Literary Festival - that sees the likes of Richard Osman, A.N. Wilson, Andy McNab, Henry Blofeld, and St Albans' own Roger Protz all making appearances. For more information on the event please visit the website here.

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