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Bestselling author Douglas Kennedy joins us in the studio. His latest novel "Five Days" is an exploration of love and happiness from the point of view of a middle-aged mum. He tells Catherine Nicholson about the real events in his own life that inspire him, and why living part-time in Paris changes your ideas about what makes people happy.
Author Nathan Englander certainly knows how to grab your attention with a book title – he’s with us in the studio as his latest, highly acclaimed short story collection is published in France. It’s a patchwork of tales of ordinary people - from an Ultra Orthodox couple living in East Jerusalem and West Bank settlers, to Long Island schoolchildren and a holiday camp for American seniors.
Bestselling authors Jeff Abbott and Roger Smith join us in the studio to unveil their latest books out here in France, "Adrenaline", and "Dust Devils". They unlock the secrets of a hit thriller, and tell Catherine Nicholson why so many of us want to vicariously experience the drama and violence inherent to their books.
Linder is the British artist who invented the meat dress years before Lady Gaga, and has been metaphorically jabbing us in the ribs since the 1970s with her cheeky and eye-popping works. As her first major retrospective hits Paris' Modern Art Museum, she tells Catherine Nicholson about her days collaborating with iconic bands The Smiths and Buzzcocks, and why she’s proud to be labelled a feminist.
Catherine Nicholson is your guide through the stacks of novels, comic books, poetry, cookery books and the rest in our special show from the Paris Book Fair. It’s a huge cultural event here in France, attracting around 200,000 visitors across four days. On the show: meet worldwide bestselling author Carlos Ruiz Zafon, find out why Romanian writers are in the spotlight for 2013, and discover a cheeky French cartoon hero – and more.