Mark Haddon with Katy Brand on the Penguin Podcast

Mark Haddon tells Katy Brand how art inspires him – choosing objects including an oil painting and a David Hockney print.




The award-winning Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’author also talks about his new book The Porpoise based partly on the legend of Antiochus, it also features tales of time travel, pirates and semi-naked wrestling


The Porpoise
The Porpoise
Just downright brilliant... a transcendent, transporting experienceObserver

A motherless girl grows up in isolated luxury, hidden from the world by her wealthy father. She believes their life together is normal – but as time passes, she has a growing sense that something between them is very wrong.

She cannot escape, so she seeks solace in her books. Her favourite tales are those that conjure ancient worlds – of angry gods and heroic mortals, one of whom will some day come to her rescue.

Soon, she will forget where the page ends and her mind begins.

‘A full-throttle blast of storytelling mastery’ Max Porter

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