Sunday, December 2, 2012 | Categories: Episodes |
A.L. Kennedy and Erlend Loe giving Howard Jacobson "knuckle"
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.
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.
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 Céline)
A.L. Kennedy - The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall and Umbrella by Will Self