The newest program by The Wirebender brings us literature.
Location of recording 28th Sept New Bloomsbury Set in London.
The event was hosted by Uli from Gay’s the Word bookshop. Uli introduces Rupert in the broadcast.
Rupert Smith has written ten novels, including Man’s World (Arcadia 2010) which was shortlisted for the Green Carnation Prize in 2010. He has also written a series of best selling erotic novels under the pseudonym James Lear, published by Cleis Press. Rupert has written several TV tie-ins (including EastEnders, Strictly Come Dancing, Cold Feet and the British Museum) and is the co- author, author or editor of various biographies (Jayne County, John S Barrington and others).
Rupert also works as a journalist, and has contributed to the Guardian, the Independent, The Times, Time Out, Radio Times and Gay Times. He produces events celebrating and exploring lesbian and gay history at the Southbank Centre, London, and elsewhere.
Rupert was named joint Writer of the Year, together with Stella Duffy, at the Stonewall Awards 2010.
INTERLUDE is the story of a young woman, Helen, who decides to investigate the life and career of her famous grandfather Edward Barton, a successful post-war novelist who suddenly stopped writing in middle age. What were the secrets behind the fiction â€“ and what are the implications for Helen and her family? The narrative switches between Helenâ€™s life and Edwardâ€™s fiction and diaries, as long-buried lies come to the surface and long-held certainties start unravelling. A very nice review on We Love This Book says:
Interlude is a beautifully written page-turner. Witty, arch and acerbic by turns, it is a joy to read. The story of flawed but appealing characters choosing to ignore or confront family tragedy and the twists and turns as Helen explores her familyâ€™s past are both fascinating and appalling.
The music in this program is by Phil Martin.’Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark’ is his second independent album. Phil has surrounded himself with an array of guests musicians, providing a full band sound that throws light on the various hidden depths of his songs. Indeed, Donâ€™t Be Afraid Of The Dark is something of a This Is Your Life of an album, featuring a roll-call of the various musicians heâ€™s worked with during his 30 year musical career. Featured on the Radio On show are two tracks: Intermission and High and Lonesome.”
Rupert Smith web
Phil Martin web
Cover picture of ‘Interlude’ by Dom Agius
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