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We examine the contemporary obsession with Homer's Iliad, and chart the course of rhetoric through the agesClaire ArmitsteadRichard LeaCharlotte HigginsSimon Barnard Source: guardian.co.uk
Performance poet Ty presents the best of the spoken word content at the 2008 Big Chill festival at Eastnor. We hear from Jean Binta Breeze, John Hegley, Bill Bailey, Kim Trusty, Ital Source, D'Archetypes and Toby Litt
The 2009 Man Booker prize longlist of 13 books was announced today. Sarah Crown, the Guardian's online literary editor, talks to Mike Duran about big names, exciting newcomers, and why she thinks this could be Hilary Mantel's yearSarah CrownMike Duran