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A flood of awards for suicide story

It took him 12 years to get published. Since then, his debut book 'Legend of a Suicide' has been on 25 'best books of the year' lists in the US, UK, Ireland and Australia. It's a bestseller in France; and is being published in more than six languages in 50 countries. It's also being made into a film. The author received one of the top literary awards in the world - a "Prix Medicis" which is France's version of the Pulitzer Prize for for Literature. Eve Jackson meets David Vann.

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2017-01-24 culture

Backstage at the Haute Couture show of designer Julien Fournié

We take a closer look at the newest member of France’s Haute Couture circle, Julien Fournié. He works with unconventional materials to create riveting works of art. We also take...

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2017-01-23 culture

Dominique Dalcan: Godfather of French 90s pop returns to his roots

Dominique Dalcan joins us on set to talk about a quarter-century of music. The French pop singer and songwriter is back on the scene with "Temperance", a record that connects the...

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2017-01-20 culture

Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan speaks out about her time behind bars

After almost four months in prison, Aslı Erdoğan speaks to France 24 about being jailed in what many have described as a climate of censorship and artistic oppression. Also, one...

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2017-01-19 culture

Hisham Matar's memoir 'The Return' seeks answers in post-Gaddafi Libya

What do you do when you cannot leave and you cannot return? The question lies at the heart of Hisham Matar's personal account of his return to Libya in 2012, after more than...

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2017-01-18 culture

Film show: My French Film Festival, 'Stalin's Couch' and 'Birth of a Nation'

The best of new French cinema, live in your living room: film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us about My French Film Festival. The online initiative offers a selection of new...

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