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Anna Burns's Booker prize win and poet Kate Tempest – books podcast


Milkman delivers the 2018 Man Booker prize, while we listen in as a poet discusses the lyric art with her editor

This week saw Anna Burns crowned as winner of the 2018 Man Booker prize. We discuss how Milkman speaks to us in the era of Brexit and #MeToo, despite its setting in 1970s Northern Ireland, and how a literary award can transform an author’s life.

Then we hear from the poet Kate Tempest, who talks process with her editor and fellow poet Don Paterson. Can an old relationship ever find closure? What happens when you’re so deep in poetry you can’t see past the way a poem is constructed? And does writing poetry ever get easier?

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