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Sam Byers on the role of a novel, freedom and why we need both compassion and anger

Sam Byers on the role of a novel, freedom and why we need both compassion and anger

In the final episode of this series, Elizabeth Oldfield speaks to novelist and author Sam Byers. 19/05/2021

Sam is a novelist and author of ‘Idiopathy’, ‘Perfidious Albion’ and most recently ‘Come Join Our Disease’, which the Sunday Times has said confirms him as one of the most accomplished novelists of his generation.  

In this episode he speaks about his sense that novels should tackle big ideas, his discomfort with the idea of freedom and our society’s diminishing sense of compassion.   

 


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Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth is Theos’ Director. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, and the World Service, and writing in The Financial Times.

Posted 19 May 2021

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