Ten minutes with... is a special series presented by Coode Street that sees readers and booklovers from around the world talk about what they're reading right now and what's getting them through these difficult times.
One of England’s finest novelists, M. John Harrison, talks with Gary about the paradoxical insights of the poet Charles Simic, the essays of Olivia Laing, the early John le Carré novels, and his own new novel and forthcoming story collection.
Books mentioned include:
- The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again by M. John Harrison
- Settling the World: Selected Stories 1969-2019 by M. John Harrison
- Things That Never Happen by M. John Harrison
- The Monster Loves his Labyrinth: Notebooks by Charles Simic
- Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency by Olivia Laing
- The Early George Smiley novels by John le Carré