In this week's episode, I discuss my current read, Bewilderment by Richard Powers. This is my last read from this year's Booker longlist. It sees Theo, an astrobiologist, raising his troubled son after the death of his wife. His son is very concerned about the fate of the planet as the American government continues to ignore the warning signs. It is a wonderful example of eco-fiction.
My guest this week is the wonderful Iain Sinclair. Iain is a legendary author, chronicler, traveller, documentary maker and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His new book 'The Gold Machine' documents his expedition to Peru with his daughter, following in the footsteps of his great grandfather. Reading it transports you to the Amazon, delving into both the incredible people who live there and the awe-inspiring environment.
In one of my favourite interviews, tune in to hear us discuss the need for travel, the writers who have inspired him and his thoughts on Peru!