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France's Ongoing Literary Love Affair

Whether you think they’re literary snobs, book geeks or just avid readers, the French pride themselves on their literature. In today’s show Eve Jackson is joined by American writer Shannon Cain, who has been invited by the French government to come to Paris to write. She talks about changing the world through literature, writing autofiction about her own sexual experiences and how the French are open to her racy subject matter.

They also look back at the life and legacy of French literary conman Romain Gary, on the centenary of his birth.

 

By Eve JACKSON

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2018-01-16 music

Remembering Cranberries star Dolores O'Riordan

Eve Jackson and award-winning Irish writer Sara Baume talk about the sudden death of Irish rock star Dolores O'Riordan from The Cranberries. Sara also discusses her new book "A...

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2018-01-15 music

Brendan Power: The future of the harmonica

Composer and inventor Brendan Power uses the harmonica to reimagine musical traditions from around the world. A visionary, his designs are taking a classic musical staple into...

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2018-01-12 culture

Meeting green-fingered French poet Lucien Suel

French poet Lucien Suel open his doors to FRANCE 24. He invites us into his home in the country's northern Flanders region, where he tends to his secret garden of inspiration....

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2018-01-11 Culture

Eddie Izzard on French grammar, Brexit and trying to get his mother back

The comedian, actor, political activist and transgender hero Eddie Izzard speaks to Eve Jackson about his new Paris show in French, what he’s got in common with Bill Gates and...

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2018-01-10 culture

Film show: Maverick director Sam Fuller and 'Molly’s Game'

Samantha Fuller is the daughter of teenage hack, pulp novelist, war veteran and film director Sam Fuller. She joins Eve Jackson and film critic Lisa Nesselson in the studio ahead...

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