Open Book: Hari Kunzru

BBC Radio 4: Open Book



Hari Kunzru


Hari Kunzru speaks to Shahidha Bari about his new novel, Blue Ruin, about money’s influence on art.

Plus the writing of historical crime fiction writer CJ Sansom. Following his sad passing two fellow writers guide us through his work and life: his friend William Shaw, who writes as GW Shaw, and also Stephanie Merritt, pen name SJ Parris.

And an audio postcard from Istanbul. Writer Andrew Finkel has lived there for over thirty years and describes how novelists have variously tried to unlock the city’s mysteries.

Presenter: Shahidha Bari
Producer: Emma Wallace

Book List – Sunday 12 May

Blue Ruin by Hari Kunzru
White Tears by Hari Kunzru
Red Pill by Hari Kunzru
The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru
Dissolution by C. J. Sansom
Heartstone by C.J. Sansom
Revelation by C.J. Sansom
The Shardlake Series by C. J. Sansom
Dominion by C. J. Sansom
Tombland by C. J. Sansom
Sovereign by C. J. Sansom
Winter in Madrid by C. J. Sansom
The Wild Swimmers by William Shaw
Alchemy by S. J. Parris
The Adventure of the Second Wife by Andrew Finkel
Istanbul: The Imperial City by John Freely
Candide by Voltaire
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Fog by Tevik Fikret
Sailing to Byzantium by WB Yeats
Stamboul Train by Graham Greene
The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye: Five Fairy Stories by A.S. Byatt
The Maltese Falcon by Samuel Dashiell Hammett