Featuring Andrew O’Hagan

Episode #49 from The Arcade

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This Week…

The secret history of Margaret Watkins, photographic genius, and why we need poetry in a time of “stunning barbarity.” Hazlitt audiovisual producer Anshuman Iddamsetty speaks with novelist and London Review of Books editor-at-large Andrew O’Hagan, about his new novel, The Illuminations.

Show Notes:
Read Ghosting
Read Julian Assange’s ghost writer breaks silence on failed autobiography

See “The Kitchen Sink” (1919, palladium print) by Margaret Watkins
More on Margaret Watkins
More on Charles Sorley

Credits:
Hosted and produced by Anshuman Iddamsetty
Original theme music by Kirby Best
Podcast logo by Michael DeForge

Additional Music:
Daniel Padden “Adinatisa O Kaymenos” (License)
johnny_ripper “holy mountain” (License)
Ben Seretan “Ben, Relax, I’m Going to Float Your Skull” (License)
Bleak House “Coloured Lead Pencils” (License)
Bleak House “Everything is Broken, or Intact” (License)

Additional Sound Effects:
Eipeiknip “Brass bullet shell drop onto concrete, multiple takes” (License)

In this episode…
Andrew O’Hagan is the author of the novels Our Fathers, Personality, and, most recently, Be Near Me, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His work...

Credits

Original theme music by Kirby Best