Barry Unsworth: 2009: Land of Marvels

01/13/2009  by Arlo Haskell  Comment on this Post

Barry Unsworth

Barry Unsworth is the author of 16 published novels, including the Booker Prize-winning Sacred Hunger, and his newest, Land of Marvels, which The Washington Post has called “immensely intelligent and entertaining.”

In this recording from the first session of the 2009 Key West Literary Seminar, Unsworth reads a passage from Land of Marvels, concerning Somerville, the British archelogist whose work on an ancient Assyrian site is threatened by a railroad being constructed by a German company, and Jehar, the financially-motivated Arab he pays to report on the railway’s progress.

From KWLS 2009: Historical Fiction and the Search for Truth.


This recording is available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights belong to the author. © 2009 Barry Unsworth. Used with permission from Barry Unsworth.

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