Sarah Hall on BBC Radio 4′s Bookclub

James Naughtie and readers talked to Cumbrian author Sarah Hall about her novel The Carhullan Army, recorded at the Chapter and Verse Literature Festival in Liverpool in October and subsequently broadcast on 5 and 9 December.

Sarah Hall is one of the strongest novelists of her generation. By the age of thirty-five she had already been shortlisted for the Man Booker prize. The Carhullan Army is a dystopian tale about a flooded post-apocalyptic Britain, and how a group of women are living in the foothills of the High Street fells on the outside of a harsh new regime.

Sarah Hall is preoccupied by the recent crises of the damaging floods of Cumbrian towns and she talks about how she’s used these events in her writing – and how her native landscape inspires her.

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