Writers and Company | Dec 25, 2011 | 54:00

"Beyond Black" with author Hilary Mantel (2005 Interview)

You won't hear us on Radio One on Christmas Day but you can listen to this program on Sirius 159 either on streaming audio, or on our podcast. An encore presentation of Eleanor Wachtel's 2005 conversation with English novelist Hilary Mantel. The surprising and extraordinarily candid writer travels to the dark side of the psyche in her witty novel "Beyond Black."

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