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9 Jan
He's the controversial poet-provocateur idolised as France's biggest literary export, holding up a mirror to the grim truths of contemporary France. Michel Houellebecq's eighth book "Anéantir", which translates as "Annihilate", hits bookshelves today with a massive print run of 300,000 copies.
8 Jan
Maaza Mengiste's Booker Prize-shortlisted novel "The Shadow King" is set during the Second Italo-Ethiopian War in 1935 and casts light on the women soldiers that history forgot. As the book is translated into French, the Ethiopian-American author joined us to tell us more about her work and why women are so often written out of the history books.
4 Nov
This Tuesday marks the start of a new phase in the November 2015 terror attacks trial in Paris. After weeks of testimony from survivors and relatives of victims, the court will hear from the defendants. Among them is Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving member of the terrorist commando. French terrorism researcher Kevin Jackson has co-authored a graphic novel exploring the backgrounds of the attackers and the events leading up to the atrocities. He joined us for Perspective.
9 Dec 2020
Professor Wole Soyinka unveils new novel after four decades
16 Jul 2017
The film adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's classic sci-fi fantasy novel "A Wrinkle in Time" had its trailer debuted at the D23 Disney convention in Anaheim.

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