Robert Harris with Nihal Arthanayake

 This week on the Penguin Podcast, Nihal Arthanayake talks to former journalist and best-selling novelist, Robert Harris.

 

Robert joins us to discuss his latest work of epic historical fiction, Act of Oblivion, out now in hardback.

 

He also discusses his observations on the static nature of history and humanity, how journalism informs his ability to write fiction, the potential of a simple idea to inform an entire novel, the irrationality of politics, and the UK’s shifting perspectives on the monarchy.



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