Finishing the Hat and Look, I Made a Hat by Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim’s biographer David Benedict and writer and musician Jason Hazeley join us for a special episode devoted to Finishing the Hat and Look, I Made a Hat, the late and very great songwriter’s two volumes of lyrics, memoir, criticism and much more, first published in 2010 and 2011 respectively; Sondheim’s work defies easy categorisation and these glorious books are no exception. NB. This show contains expert recommendations for further listening and, as you’ll hear, putting it together was a real thrill. Somehow we also find time to discuss the novel O Caledonia, a modern classic of Scottish fiction by Elspeth Barker, and Finna, the second collection by American poet Nate Marshall. For more information visit backlisted.fm. Please support us and unlock bonus material at https://www.patreon.com/backlisted

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