In The Dark Launch Reviewed on the Radio 3 Blog


“We’ve a long interview with Martin Amis coming up in Night Waves next Thursday the occasion of course is his new novel which is already stirring up debate and I’m looking forward to hearing his conversation with Philip Dodd.

But it was something Martin Amis wrote some time ago that came to my mind earlier this week. It’s a short story, and I’ve not read it for a while, but I remember it inverts to wonderful comic effect the worlds of Hollywood and poetry publishing – so that screenplay writers submit their work to little magazines and poets are flown to Los Angeles first class. It struck me that Amis might have chosen radio feature-makers instead of poets for this absurd reversal of fortunes when on Tuesday night I was listening to independent radio producer Alan Hall introduce the first event from a new organisation – In The Dark….”

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