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In the tenth episode of The Sacred, Elizabeth Oldfield speaks to Neil Griffiths, a British novelist and the founder of the Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses. He is the winner of the Authors’ Club First Novel Award, and has been shortlisted for best novel in the Costa Book Awards.
Neil talks about love as a sacred value, how writing helped him explore religious ideas and conversations in absence of a religious household. He also talks about his inspirations for writing novels, and how literature can teach patience and compassion.
Elizabeth also speaks to Theos’ Natan Mladin about an upcoming project on debt, and how money can be reflective of religious and spiritual values.
The Sacred is produced by Hussein Kesvani and No Country Media.
Elizabeth is Theos’ Director. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, and the World Service, writing in The Financial Times and delivering Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
Posted 28 March 2018
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