BBC Radio 4 Open Book with Susheila Nasta

Listen again to Susheila Nasta on BBC Radio 4 Open Book with Mariella Frostrup, as they discuss Brave New Words; fifteen essays exploring literature.

There’s an element of transience with the world wide web… Marina Warner [in her Brave New Words essay] calls the web a ‘loom’, connecting cultures, but I think the material object is really important. Even the ads you might have in your pages, who’s reviewing who… when you see the whole thing rather than one bit you download, then you see a whole community and a collective of people who are reading, writing and speaking together.’