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Orson Scott Card, a king of science fiction with controversial political views

Clovis Casali talks to a king of science fiction, Orson Scott Card. His most famous novel, "Ender’s Game", has just been turned into a blockbuster film starring Harrison Ford. We also find out why his political views have caused controversy.

Here in France, the most prestigious literary prize, the Goncourt, has been awarded to Pierre Lemaitre for his book on post-World War I France and the former soldiers’ quest for recognition. We find out more.

By Clovis CASALI

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2015-01-30 culture

The culture stars trying to save the world

Organisations like Greenpeace and WWF have been banging the environment drum for decades, but now people from the world of arts and entertainment are joining in. Steven Lyon, a...

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2015-01-29 culture

Angoulême comics festival: The power of the pencil

FRANCE 24 reporter Alex Turnbull speaks to Eve Jackson from Europe's largest cartoon and comic-strip festival in Angoulême. Around 200,000 people are expected over four days for...

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2015-01-28 culture

Film Show: 'The Imitation Game', 'Phoenix' and the French Oscars

Our film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the films of the week, including "The Imitation Game", "Phoenix" and "West Side Story". They also discuss this year's...

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2015-01-27 culture

The voices of Auschwitz in music, film and literature

Seventy years after the liberation of the Nazi death camp, we speak to those who survived the atrocities and through music, film and literature are telling their stories.

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2015-01-26 music

Music show: Björk, Charlie Winston and Ray Lema

Central African musician Ray Lema joins music critic Mark Thompson and Eve Jackson in the studio to talk about his new album, "Nzimbu". They also discuss the week's music news,...

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