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'What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank'

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.

What they all have in common is their Jewishness. Nathan tells us where he gets his inspiration and why he doesn’t want to be classified as simply a "Jewish writer."
 

By Catherine Nicholson

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2015-01-23 culture

Literary giant Russell Banks on freedom of speech

His works include "Affliction", which was made into a movie with Nick Nolte, "Continental Drift", "Lost Memory of Skin" and "Rule of the Bone". His protagonists are blue-collar...

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2015-01-22 culture

French film 'Taken 3' slammed by critics as 'dull'

We look at Liam Neeson’s third outing in "Taken 3", which is topping the box office but leaving critics cold. Plus, we bring you our film critic Lisa Nesselson’s interview with...

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2015-01-21 culture

'Foxcatcher': Brains, brawn and bats in the belfry

Olympic-level wrestling, brotherly love and megalomania: the film “Foxcatcher” has it all. Our film critic Lisa Nesselson takes us through it. Also, the Cannes film festival...

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2015-01-20 culture

Olafur Eliasson comes into 'Contact' with art lovers

From creating an entire weather system in London's Tate Modern to planting a kaleidoscopic viewing machine in the Brazilian countryside, Olafur Eliasson's experimental work has...

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2015-01-19 culture

Marilyn Manson mellows - slightly - with new album 'The Pale Emperor'

With our music critic Mark Thompson, we look at two artists who stormed the late nineties and are making a comeback: Gothic rocker Marilyn Manson and French touch house DJ...

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