New York Stories

Throughout the century, the bright lights of New York have attracted some of the world's finest writers, and our own time is no exception.

In a nine-part interval series of specially commisioned works for Radio 3, novelists, essayists and playwrights who have moved to New York present portraits of the city through fiction and non-fiction.

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19990417

Continuing the series in which novelists, essayists and playwrights who have moved to New York present portraits of the city through fiction and non-fiction. Irish novelist Colum McCann finds a metaphor for the big city in the small space of the handball court.

Xerox Man19990410

Continuing the series in which novelists, essayists and playwrights who have moved to New York present portraits of the city through fiction and non-fiction. Ilan Stavans, Mexican-born critic, novelist and editor of the Oxford Book of Jewish Stories, reads his own story `Xerox Man'. An Orthodox Jew is caught stealing precious books from New York libraries in order to photocopy them to further a bizarre theological quest.

0120020330

A series of works in which novelists and essayists who live in New York consider the city they inhabit. 1: Ilan Stavans, the Mexican-born novelist.

0319990116

French-born novelist Catherine Textier reads a new short story about her adopted city.

0419990130

Distinguished Irish professor of literature Denis Donoghue reflects on his years in New York, filtered through the perspective of the writer whose chair he holds - Henry James

0519990206

When the Kentucky-born science fiction writer Jack Womack first arrived in New York, it was as excitingly alien as another planet; but now, he argues, it is fast becoming provincial.

0619990313

In this programme, British writer James Lasdun recalls his days as a volunteer in an East Side homeless shelter.

0719990320

In this programme, British journalist Christopher Hitchens describes a corner of his own New York.

0819990327

In this programme, Egyptian writer Andre Aciman cathces the bus on his favourite Manhattan route.

0819990327

The eighth of nine specially commissioned interval talks for Radio 3 in which novelists, essayists and playwrights who have moved to New York present portraits of the city through fiction and non-fiction. In this programme, Egyptian writer Andre Aciman cathces the bus on his favourite Manhattan route.

198D0119981205

Throughout the century, the bright lights of New York have attracted some of the world's finest writers, and our own time is no exception.

In a nine-part interval series of specially commisioned works for Radio 3, novelists, essayists and playwrights who have moved to New York present portraits of the city through fiction and non-fiction.Australian novelist Peter Carey.

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