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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.

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2015-03-23 culture

Music Show: Kendrick Lamar, Darkel and The Dø

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2015-03-20 culture

Salon du Livre: Paris’s annual book fair puts Brazil front and centre

With some 200,000 visitors expected, France’s Salon du Livre is a key industry event and a rare glimpse inside the publishing sector. Literary ambassadors for guest country...

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