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Matthew Herbert, Val McDermid and Andrew Martin

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19 March 2017

Episode 402

52 minutes

Musician Matthew Herbert explains his Brexit Big Band project that’s designed to celebrate European collaboration, we meet crime writer Val McDermid to discuss the Wellcome Book Prize and science’s role in literature, and novelist Andrew Martin discusses his book ‘Night Trains’, which looks at how long-distance rail travel helped shape transport across Europe.

19 March 2017

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Introduction

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Henry Rees-Sherdian looks at the week just gone and ahead to the next seven days with Daniel Giacopelli and Markus Hippi.

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Matthew Herbert

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British musician Matthew Herbert is known for creating music through unconventional means and his new project, the Matthew Herbert (Brexit) Big Band, looks to unite musical collaborators across Europe.

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Andrew Martin

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Journalist and author Andrew Martin has contributed to titles such as ‘The Sunday Times’ and the ‘New Statesman’. His latest book, ‘Night Trains: The Rise and Fall of the Sleeper’, examines long-distance train travel and how it helped to shape the connectivity and character of Europe.

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Val McDermid

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The London Book Fair took place this week and Scottish crime writer Val McDermid was there to announce the shortlist of the Wellcome Book prize, which awards titles that enhance our understanding of science. She joins us from the fair to discuss this year’s list and why authors should never stop learning.

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