Alan Hollinghurst and Marlon James discuss their fictional depictions of two opposing worlds set in contrasting eras.


Two outstanding writers come together to consider their commonalities in their explicit portrayal of gay sexuality and the political, cultural and sexual climates of their novels’ times: the affluent London of Margaret Thatcher’s 1980s and the violent world of Jamaican gangsters in 1970s Kingston.


Chaired by Rebecca Jones, BBC Arts Correspondent.