Touchstones is a new podcast series presented by Razia Iqbal in which creative people talk about works of literature, art, places or objects that give them solace or inspiration. In each episode our guest talks us through three touchstones that they return to time and time again. Join the Booker Prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson as he chooses Hamlet, Great Expectations and Uncle Max’s Magic and Puzzle book as his touchstones. In this live podcast recording we will journey through Jacobson’s life and inspirations, from becoming enthralled with Laurence Olivier’s adaptation of Hamlet as a thirteen year old to discovering Dickens’ deft exploration of guilt and shame in Great Expectations, to reflecting on his own relationship with his father, a children’s magician, through his book of magic tricks and games.
Watch the event live and have your chance to type in your question during the Q and A.
Speakers are subject to change.