In Top of the Class, John Wilson meets leading figures in their fields and takes them back to the places and people they left behind.
In this episode, he takes author Andrea Levy back to the building where her creative success took root - the old City Literature building in London's Covent Garden.
When she started doing an adult education class in creative writing, Andrea realised hers was a voice which had something powerful and resonant to say. Encouraged by her classmates, some of her first forays into creative writing were the starting point for her first novel, Every Light in the House Burnin'.
John Wilson reunites her with her creative writing tutor, Alison Fell, and class mate Albyn Hall. They retrace their steps to try and find their former classroom of more than twenty years ago and tell the story of Andrea's literary journey from classroom to international success. Download and start listening now!