James Naughtie talking with China Miéville

The two discuss Miéville’s novel The City & The City, a crime thriller set in a parallel world published in 2009.

Topics include worldbuilding, maps, “half-familiarity“, noir, Raymond Chandlers’ “muted lyricism” and the process of “tabooing…seeing and unseeing“.

Beware SPOILERS…

via BBC Radio 4Bookclub

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