An exquisitely beautiful and deeply affecting exploration of connection and loss in an age of planetary trauma, Ghost Species is the latest novel by prize-winning author and critic James Bradley. When scientist Kate Larkin joins a secretive project to re-engineer the climate by resurrecting extinct species, she becomes enmeshed in a clandestine program to recreate our long-lost species, the Neanderthals. James talks with ABC Radio’s Cassie McCullagh about the novel that Charlotte Wood characterises as “prescient, thrillingly imaginative… urgent and frighteningly timely.”

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James Bradley (Australian)

James Bradley

James Bradley is an author and critic. His books include the novels Wrack, The Resurrectionist and Clade, a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus, and The Penguin Book of the Ocean. His new novel is Ghost Species.

Cassie McCullagh (Australian)

Cassie McCullagh

Cassie McCullagh presents ABC Radio Sydney's Focus program on weekday mornings at 10am, discussing contemporary social, political and cultural issues of the day. She also co-hosts The Bookshelf with Kate Evans on ABC Radio National, a weekly review of the latest Australian and international fiction. Cassie has also presented Radio National's flagship social affairs program Life Matters, and reported on books, arts and popular culture. Prior to joining the ABC, Cassie worked in print journalism as a feature writer, news reporter and columnist.