The margins of history: Barry Unsworth

Barry Unsworth (Copyright)

David Swatling meets author Barry Unsworth (1930-2012), one of the great contemporary masters of historical fiction. He’s written about medieval traveling players, 18th century slave traders and the fall of the Ottoman Empire. In his own words, he writes “in the margins of history”, but his highly acclaimed books are anything but marginal.

Producer: David Swatling

Broadcast: November 7, 2000