61 mins watch time
Posted September 2021
Alongside her flourishing career as a stand-up, Shaparak Khorsandi is also a journalist, memoirist, author and screenwriter. Her latest novel, Kissing Emma, reimagines the life of Emma Hamilton, Lord Nelson’s mistress, for the 21st century. It’s a fable about the rise and fall of a beautiful, but vulnerable, young woman in a world obsessed with money, status and looks. In conversation with journalist and broadcaster Pandora Sykes, Shaparak explores her remarkable life and work on stage and screen, and delves into Kissing Emma’s rich themes.