Talking with Geraldine Doogue on ABC Radio National about the highs and lows of travel, and why it can make you a better person.
On ABC Local, Lance chats with Tony Delroy about the near-miraculous social transformation of Oman since 1970, when Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said overthrew his father in a bloodless coup. From languishing backwater Qaboos turned the country into a centre of flourishing Ibadi culture.
Virginia Woolf called Austen a “mistress of much deeper emotions than appears on the surface,” and readers have agreed for nearly two hundred years. Often cited as the most beloved novel in the English language, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, abridged into 15 parts for ABC Radio National, played over three weeks on the Book Reading.
To mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth, Great Expectations, abridged by Lance into 20 parts for ABC Radio National, played weeknights for a month on the Book Reading. Great Expectations is almost universally hailed as one of the author’s masterpieces, a bildungsroman stuffed with memorable characters and scathing critiques on Britain’s class system.
Lance was featured on Tony Delroy’s Nightlife, ABC Local, speaking about Kenya, its culture, and the effects of Somali insurgents on the tourism industry.