Dark Humour Panel

A.L. Kennedy and Erlend Loe giving Howard Jacobson

A.L. Kennedy and Erlend Loe giving Howard Jacobson "knuckle"

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This week, Eleanor Wachtel brings together an international panel of writers to discuss the lighter side of dark humour in their work. With Howard Jacobson from England, A.L. Kennedy from Scotland, and from Norway, Erlend Loe.

Book information:
 

A.L. Kennedy's latest novel, The  Blue Book and Erlend Loe's Doppler are published by Anansi Press.  Howard Jacobson's Zoo Time is published by Penguin Canada.

 

Our guests closed the discussion by talking about their favourite books of the past year. 

These were:

Erlend Loe - My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard and The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal

Howard Jacobson - Journey to the End of the Night (the first novel of Louis-Ferdinand CĂ©line)

A.L. Kennedy - The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall and Umbrella by Will Self

 
The music to close the Panel discussion
 
CD: HIGHWAY RIDER/MEHLDAU, BRAD
Composer: Brad Mehldau
CD 2, Cut 2: "Capriccio"
JEFF BALLARD : PERCUSSION
JON BRION : PRODUCER
MATT CHAMBERLAIN : PERCUSSION
BRAD MEHLDAU : PIANO
JOSHUA REDMAN : SOPRANO SAXOPHONE
Label: NONESUCH   518655   
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