Authors Matt Thorne and Nikita Lalwani join John and Andy on the Backlisted podcast to discuss the ‘other’ masterpiece by Joseph Heller, Something Happened, first published in 1974. Also in this episode John talks about Brother, a new novel by David Chariandy, while Andy has been reading Ursula Bentley's 1983 debut The Natural Order.
- Matt Thorne 8 Minutes Idle; Prince
- Nikita Lalwani - Gifted; The Village
- Salman Rushdie - Midnight’s Children
- Philip Norman - Shout!
- David Chariandy - Soucouyant
- Joseph Heller - Catch 22
Unbound project of the week
- Lucien Young - #Sonnets- get free postage by using the code HELLER at checkout
- 1983 Granta list - Best of Young British Novelists
- Joseph Heller interviewed by Stephen Banker, around 1975
- Kurt Vonnegut review of Something Happened
- Carmen Petaccio in the LA Review of Books
- Mad Men
- John Updike’s comment about Heller
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