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Ben Lerner, Eleanor Pinfield and Larry Achiampong

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10 November 2019

Episode 540

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Photo: Larry Achiampong

Novelist and poet Ben Lerner discusses how his new book, ‘The Topeka School’ explores language, masculinity and violence in Trump’s America. Plus: Eleanor Pinfield, head of Art on the Underground, unpacks the project’s mission to bring colour to London’s transport network, and artist Larry Achiampong discusses his upcoming commission.

10 November 2019

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Ben Lerner

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The poet and novelist’s work has received widespread acclaim for navigating the border between autobiography and fiction. He unpacks his latest and most personal work, ‘The Topeka School’.

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Eleanor Pinfield and Larry Achiampong

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Art on the Underground has been bringing thought-provoking art to London’s Tube since 2000. Eleanor Pinfied, the organisation’s head, and Larry Achiampong, whose commission will soon be unveiled, explain its position in the city’s cultural biosphere.

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