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Philip Hensher talks about ‘The Northern Clemency’


Philip Hensher drew from his experience growing up in Sheffield, England to write his book The Northern Clemency. The novel  set in 1970′s Britain,  painting a portrait of the country’s social landscape during the Thatcher era, was shortlisted for the 2008 Man Booker Prize.

Hensher’s earlier book, The Mulberry Empire was longlisted for the Man Booker in 2002.

In an interview in today’s Los Angeles Times, Philip Hensher discusses The Northern Clemency.

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