Book festivals around the world – books podcast

We drop in on Lahore, track Jean Rhys back to the Caribbean and tackle the troubling issue of payments to authors appearing at the UK’s 350 literary jamboreesAs the season for literary festivals in the UK hits its peak, we head for Trinidad, where we put Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea under the lens. Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw and Sharon Millar examine what this classic of postcolonial literature means to Caribbean readers 50 years after it was first published.Back in the studio, we look at the vexed issue of author payments, which was thrown into sharp focus earlier this year after Philip Pullman resigned as patron of the Oxford literary festival. Nicola Solomon, chief executive of the Society of Authors, argues that writers shouldn’t go missing from festival balance sheets, while Alex Clark asks if the entire financial model is broken. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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