The MAN HK International Literary Festival 2008

The MAN HK International Literary Festival 2008

Type:AudioLanguage:EnglishCategories:InternationalArts & CultureStatus:Programme end Description: The 2008 Literary Festival drew some of the biggest names in modern writing to Hong Kong for an intense programme of talks, workshops, readings and literary lunches.

Now you can catch up with some of the visiting writers you might have enjoyed – or missed. Radio 3 was once again the radio partner for the festival and we're pleased to host here full versions of interviews that were broadcast only in part. Listen to streaming versions or download to savour at your leisure.

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RTHK: The MAN HK International Literary Festival 2008 00:14:10 2008-07-16
Ann Enright is an Irish writer whose first novel ‘The Wig My Father Wore’ was published in 1995. Her 2007 work ‘The Gathering’ won wide praise (‘Reckless intelligence, savage humor, slow revelation, no consolation: Anne Enright’s fiction is jet dark — but how it glitters.’ – New York Times), and that year’s Booker Prize. She talks to Hugh Chiverton about the novel, and whether critics were right to call it ‘bleak’.