Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Charles Nicholl - Vidoes







































Great sense of enthusiasm and excitement in India for the written word


My next book is about a black slave boy from Jamaica



'The Lodger' catches Shakespeare in a moment of ordinariness

Every contact leaves traces, so I pursue the characters who brushed against Shakespeare

The Christopher Marlowe case


Do I see history repeating itself

Have I been resisting the temptation of writing about the 'here and now'



Opposition from the followers of Marlowe

Information from the world of secret service has to be taken as a performance



How do I write

Journalist vs Author - the differences

The tale of Thomas Coryate 'the English fakir' who walked to India

Playhouses had their finger right on the pulse of contemporary culture


Elizabethan pamphleteer Thomas Nashe comes closest to journalist...

Banning a book creates the opposite effect of creating interest in the book

There is a great interest now in the UK in translated work


The good journalist always goes beyond the safe environment

Who chronicles life better, a writer or a journalist


On the books pages of newspapers

The book trade has been hijacked by the marketing department

Literature always struggles within a society which as a whole undervalues it


Literature and literacy

Reading is not high on the agenda because it seems an awful commitment of time and effort

Writer doesn't have the immediacy of impact that a musician has

Shakespeare's deposition in the court is the beginning - (author reading)

The book trade has been hijacked by the marketing department


Literature always struggles within a society which as a whole undervalues it

Reading is not high on the agenda because it seems an awful commitment of time and effort

Writer doesn't have the immediacy of impact that a musician has


Shakespeare's deposition in the court is the beginning - (author reading)

Remembering my teacher


Authors can be a model for ways of thinking in an increasingly celebrity-driven world

A thought from 'The Smoking Diaries' by Simon Gray

A tip for time management

Recognise that writers aren't a race apart

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