27 min

Francis Spufford - Golden Hill Bookclub

    • Society & Culture

Francis Spufford’s novel Golden Hill won the Costa Book Award, the Ondaatje Prize and the Desmond Elliot Prize and was shortlisted for a host of others. It’s been described by critics as ‘a crackerjack novel of old Manhattan’, ‘Like a newly discovered novel by Henry Fielding with extra material by Martin Scorsese’, and ‘utterly captivating’.

Francis joins James Naughtie and a group of his readers to discuss this novel set in the embryo metropolis of 18th Century New York.

Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Allegra McIlroy

August’s Bookclub choice: A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam

Francis Spufford’s novel Golden Hill won the Costa Book Award, the Ondaatje Prize and the Desmond Elliot Prize and was shortlisted for a host of others. It’s been described by critics as ‘a crackerjack novel of old Manhattan’, ‘Like a newly discovered novel by Henry Fielding with extra material by Martin Scorsese’, and ‘utterly captivating’.

Francis joins James Naughtie and a group of his readers to discuss this novel set in the embryo metropolis of 18th Century New York.

Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Allegra McIlroy

August’s Bookclub choice: A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam

27 min

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