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Podcast: Listen again: Francis Spufford introduces and reads from Light Perpetual

17 February 2022

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Francis Spufford

Francis Spufford

On the podcast this week, we revisit an episode from a year ago, in which the Anglican novelist Francis Spufford talks about and reads from his second novel, Light Perpetual (Faber and Faber), which is now available in paperback from the Church Times Bookshop.

It was recorded last year at a one-day online event organised by the Church Times Festival of Faith and Literature.

Since it was published last year, the book made the long list for the Booker Prize (News, 30 July 2021).

Francis Spufford’s first novel, Golden Hill (Reading Groups, 3 March 2017), won the Costa First Novel Award 2016. He has also written five highly praised works of non-fiction, including Unapologetic: Why, despite everything Christianity can still make surprising emotional sense (Books, 4 October 2013Features, 7 September 2012), which was shortlisted for the 2016 Michael Ramsey Prize.

The next Church Times Festival of Faith and Literature takes place online on Saturday (19 February). Find out more and book tickets here

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