We recently published Judie Newman's Selected Essays, which covers a kaleidoscopic range of American novelists — Saul Bellow, John Updike and other traditional heavyweights can all be found in the book — but also the increasingly canonical Alison Lurie. A writer with a deceptively light style, and of course a woman at a time when American letters were a masculine world, Lurie rose to prominence in the mid-1980s and has attracted readers ever since. She died, aged 94, in December, and on this Radio 4 programme, Judie talks about her legacy.

Source: a BBC Radio 4 Listen Now page.

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