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Black Water

Sunday 2 April 2017

1 Hour


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Bestselling novelist and critic Louise Doughty introduces her latest work, Black Water, a tale of espionage, love and redemption set against the Indonesian massacres of 1965. The novel moves between Indonesia, the Netherlands and California in the 1960s and 1990s and centres on the relationship between Harper and Rita.

Doughty is author of seven novels including Apple Tree Yard, which sold 250,000 in the UK and has been translated into 26 languages. Whatever You Love was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Doughty is a critic and cultural commentator for national newspapers and television and has judged the Man Booker Prize, the Desmond Elliot Award, and the Costa Book of the Year. Here she talks to fellow novelist Lucy Atkins, author of the novels, The Night Visitor, The Missing One and The Other Child, and of a number of non-fiction books.