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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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2017-06-29 culture

Making a splash: We dive into David Hockney’s body of work

British artist David Hockney is being celebrated with a retrospective at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. The painter has become synonymous with sunny days by the pool thanks to his...

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2017-06-28 culture

Film show: The Netflix debate, 'Faces Places' and 'Marnie'

The Netflix debate is rearing its head again as the super pig movie "Okja" becomes available to stream. Critic Lisa Nesselson also talks to Eve Jackson about the week’s other...

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2017-06-27 culture

Award-winning author Lionel Shriver: Trump 'stole my idea'

Award-winning American author and journalist Lionel Shriver (who's best known for her 2003 novel "We Need to Talk about Kevin") returns with her latest work "The Mandibles", a...

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2017-06-26 culture

Music show: Electro Deluxe, Paris Hip-Hop Festival and TLC's comeback

James and Thomas from Electro Deluxe drop by the studio to talk about their groove-filled fusion of funk, soul and jazz with an undeniable French touch.

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2017-06-23 culture

Colombia comes to France

After building bridges with South Korea, Croatia and Vietnam, France is now celebrating its friendship with Colombia with a year of artistic exchanges between the two countries....

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