Little Atoms with Alain de Botton
On this week's show Neil Denny talks to writer Alain de Botton.
Alain de Botton was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1969 and now lives in London. He is a writer of essayistic books, which refer both to his own experiences and ideas - and those of artists, philosophers and thinkers. It's a style of writing that has been termed a 'philosophy of everyday life.'
His books include Essays in Love, How Proust can Change Your Life, The Consolations of Philosophy, The Art of Travel, Status Anxiety and The Architecture of Happiness.
Aside from writing, de Botton has been involved in making a number of television documentaries - and now helps to run a production company, Seneca Productions. He has also just helped to launch a miniature 'university' called The School of Life - which emulates the spirit of enquiry and playfulness found in his books.
Usual time and place, Resonance 104.4 FM Friday 19.00-19.30
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