Ajay Close and David Mitchell interviews

In this edition of Book Talk, host Ryan Van Winkle talks to Ajay Close and David Mitchell about time, ethics and mortality.

Novelist and dramatist Ajay Close discusses her latest book, Trust. Trust follows the lives of a disparate group of characters working in mining and banking and the effects or two major events, the miner's strike and the banking crisis, on their lives. Ajay discusses where the idea for the story came from and how it developed over time.

If the last edition of Book Talk left you wanting to know more about David Mitchell and The Bone Clocks you're in luck - this edition of the podcast features an extended discussion with the man himself. Spoiler warning: this discussion reveals detail about characters and plot.

David tells us about the process of creating the book and how he was able to effectively portray time's passage: "stay true to life and how we perceive the passing decades and you probably won't go too far wrong". Morality, mortality and the future are also discussed.

Podcast contents
00:00 - 00:28 Introduction
00:28 - 08:52 Ajay Close
08:52 - 30:00 David Mitchell

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BookTalk is produced by Colin Fraser of Culture Laser Productions.

Competition: Win The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell in hardback

We've got a beautiful hardback copy of The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell to give away to one lucky winner.

To enter, just answer this simple question in the comments below or email your answer to hello@scottishbooktrust.com marked 'David Mitchell Competition':

- Tom Hanks starred in the movie adaptation of which David Mitchell novel?

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