Trans-Europe Express: Owen Hatherley and Lynsey Hanley
London Review Bookshop Podcast
In ‘Trans-Europe Express’, Owen Hatherley sets out to explore the European city across the entire continent, to see what exactly makes it so different to the Anglo-Saxon norm - the unplanned, car-centred, developer-oriented spaces common to the US, Ireland, UK and Australia. Attempting to define the European city, Hatherley finds a continent divided both within the EU and outside it. Hatherley was at the Bookshop in conversation with Lynsey Hanley, author of ‘Estates: An Intimate History’ (Granta) and ‘Respectable: The Experience of Class’ (Penguin). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Writing about working class life with Lisa McInerney and Lynsey Hanley – books podcast
The Guardian Books podcast
Irish author McInerney talks about writing working class characters in her novel The Blood Miracles, while social historian Hanley talks about Richard Hoggart’s groundbreaking study, The Uses of Literacy
WONDER - Lynsey Hanley And Helen Pearson - DIVISION
Lynsey Hanley is the author of 'Estate: An intimate History' and 'Respectable: the experience of class'. She is a regular contributor to the Guardian and the Times Literary Supplement.Helen Pearson is a science journalist and editor for the international science journal Nature. She has been writing for Nature since 2001 and her stories have won accolades including the 2010 Wistar Institute Science Journalism Award and two best feature awards from the Association of British Science Writers. Based in London, she has a PhD in genetics and spent eight of her years with Nature in New York.
What does it mean to be middle class or working class? How does class affect us? Lynsey Hanley and Dawn Foster came to the bookshop to discuss Hanley's latest book, *Respectable* (Allen Lane), which argues that class remains resolutely with us, as strongly as it did fifty years ago, and with it the idea of aspiration, of social mobility, which received wisdom tells us is an unequivocally positive phenomenon, for individuals and for society as a whole. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.