Throughout 2020, as part of their bicentenary celebrations, the Royal Society of Literature have curated a special series of conversations: On The Same Page brings together RSL Fellows who would not normally share a stage, to discuss the role of the writer in uncertain political times.
Broadcast on BBC Radio 3, you can now tune in on-demand for a conversation with Tahmima Anam and Ian Rankin, who were both elected as Fellows in 2016. Tahmima is Bangladesh-born British anthropologist and a novelist. Her debut novel, A Golden Age, was winner of the 2008 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book. Ian Rankin is a Scottish novelist and has received an OBE for services to literature. His Rebus series has been translated into 22 languages.
This is a Royal Society of Literature event in partnership with Bradford Literature Festival and was originally planned to take place as part of the 2020 festival. Due to Coronavirus, RSL have collaborated with BBC Radio 3’s ‘Free Thinking’ to adapt three episodes of On the Same Page for broadcast. All episodes will be available on the BBC Arts and Ideas podcast.
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