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Polly Samson Becomes Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature

Polly Samson Royal Society Literature RSL 2018
Polly Samson Royal Society Literature RSL 2018

Writer Polly Samson has become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Polly has written lyrics for a post-Roger Water Pink Floyd including The Division Bell, and also her husband, David Gilmour’s solo albums.

For nearly 200 years, the RSL has celebrated and nurtured all that is best in British literature, past and present.

Polly’s current fellows include Margaret Atwood, Martin Amis and Rose Tremain.

Fellows are given a choice of pens with which to sign the register from TS Eliot, Lord Byron and George Eliot.

Polly signed using a pen that once belonged to one of Britain’s greatest ever poets, Lord Byron.

Listen to Radio Interview with David Gilmour – Includes New Music Clips

David Gilmour Tour Rehearsals
David Gilmour Tour Rehearsals [Pic: Polly Samson]
BBC Radio 4 broadcast an excellent interview with David Gilmour today as part of their Front Row programme recorded at David’s first concert from his World Tour 2015-16.

The 9 minute interview contains some tantalising snippets of two new David Gilmour songs from his forthcoming album Rattle That Lock which is released worldwide on 18th September 2015. You can listen to it below.

Polly Samson tells the story of where The Girl In the Yellow Dress came from and you can listen to a clip of that during the interview. You can also listen to a short sample of  Faces of Stone.

Both these song snippets give a slightly different flavour to the album that the previously shared songs give – Today, Rattle That Lock, 5AM, A Boat Lies Waiting.

BBC Radio 6 Music will have a one hour show interviewing David Gilmour this coming Sunday on “The First Time With…” radio programme, so make sure you don’t miss that, should be a good one!