A Thousand Words – Richard Holloway

For our summer special podcast, Anne has chosen a favourite Thousand Words interview from over the last year. It’s her conversation with Richard Holloway which was the ‘Thousand Words’ feature in November 2020.

Anne says she chose it: “For a whole range of reasons, but mainly because I think what he said resonates with just about everyone. People of faith – and people of no faith. Young and old. Women and Men. Gay and Straight. Through years of study and reflection – tussling with scripture – wrestling with God – Richard has acquired both an inclusive language and a compassionate gaze.”

Listen to Anne introducing Richard talking about he image (right) from his early book, The Way of the Cross, in our July podcast at 36’43 minutes in.

In July’s podcast, Anne also mentions that Richard Holloway will be at this year’s Edinburgh Book Festival. Details below, along with some other recommendations!

Edinburgh Book Festival 2021: 14 – 30 August (in-person and online events)

smallVOICE recommendations:

Joan Bakewell with Richard Holloway: Moving On
Sunday 15 August 10:00 – 11:00
Richard and Joan Bakewell will be in conversation about Joan’s new book about growing old, The Tick of Two Clocks: A Tale of Moving On. Of course, Richard has also reflected on ‘end of life’ and the prospect of death in his own book, Waiting for the Last Bus.

Sun 15 Aug 10:00 – 11:00
Raynor Winn with Sally Magnusson: Nature and Mortality

Sat 21 Aug 14:30 – 15:30
Maggie O’Farrell: Loves, Labours, Loss

To book your online or in-person ticket, visit: https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/events


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