Kate Tempest interviews one of her literary heroes and arguably America's greatest living writer, Don DeLillo on the purpose of fiction, his long career and his latest novel Zero K.

Zero K 
Don Delillo

Jeffrey Lockhart's father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis Martineau, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely controlled and bodies are preserved until a future time when biomedical advances and new technologies can return them to a life of transcendent promise. Jeff joins Ross and Artis at the compound to say "an uncertain farewell" to her as she surrenders her body.

Listen to an audio extract of Zero K below

Zero K is published in hardback and ebook on 19 May 2016 - See more at: http://www.picador.com/blog/january-2016/don-delillo-to-publish-new-novel-zero-k-in-2016#sthash.092nxF8n.dpuf

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