Dr Michael Perfect will be speaking on BBC Radio Merseyside this week about novelist Andrea Levy.

The interview will explore how Levy’s work addresses the experiences of Windrush migrants to Britain.

Levy’s Jamaican father arrived in England on the Empire Windrush ship in 1948 and much of her writing has explored this history and aspects of black British experience. Dr Perfect’s interview will open with a reading from Levy’s 2004 novel Small Island, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Whitbread Novel Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year award, the Orange Best of the Best, and the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize.

The interview will take place on Sunday October 7th at 9.10 pm and can be accessed here.