International bestselling author Yann Martel (Life of Pi) talks about his latest novel, The High Mountains of Portugal. He shares his deep interest in the subject of faith and grief, talks about playing the form of the novel, and writing in the aftermath of success.
In the second half, Tessa Hadley joins to discuss her latest work, The Past. She talks about the origins of her stories, why families and houses create compelling fiction, her work at The New Yorker, and her long road to success.
(Broadcast date: February 10, 2016)