Twice Booker-shortlisted Jim Crace joins us to discuss his latest novel The Melody, an ecological fable for our times. The book follows recently widowed musician Albert Busi, whose chance encounter with a strange creature has repercussions for his town that spiral quickly out of his, and everybody’s, control.
'The Melody takes its place among his finest [novels]...an ecological fable for modern times'
About Jim Crace
Jim Crace is the prize-winning author of eleven previous books, including Continent (winner of the 1986 Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize), Quarantine (1998 Whitbread Novel of the Year and shortlisted for the Booker Prize), Being Dead (winner of the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award) and Harvest(shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize and winner of the International Dublin Literary Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize). He lives in Worcestershire.