Meet the Writers

Francis Spufford

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7 February 2021

Episode 271

30 minutes

Georgina Godwin speaks to Francis Spufford, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and professor at Goldsmiths University. At the beginning of his career, he specialised in non-fiction, writing five highly acclaimed books that saw him long- and shortlisted for prizes in scientific, historical, political and theological writing. He then made the shift towards fiction in 2010, with the highly acclaimed ‘Golden Hill’. Over the course of his writing career, he has won the Costa First Novel Award, the RSL Ondaatje Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize. His latest novel is ‘Light Perpetual’.

7 February 2021

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