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Latest update : 2017-09-01

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and Vietnam war refugee Nguyen on US identity

From 'Apocalypse Now' to 'Platoon', from Graham Greene's 'The Quiet American' to Michael Herr's ‘Dispatches’, when you consider the so-called 'best' books and films about the Vietnam War, few come from Vietnamese voices. But when our guest Viet Thanh Nguyen started writing his debut Vietnam-War-era spy novel, he was determined not to write for a Western audience or translate Vietnamese culture.

Despite Nguyen's sense he was going against publishers' tastes, "The Sympathizer" won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Viet Thanh Nguyen talks to Eve Jackson about the "Hollywood-isation" of the Vietnam War, his book’s political mission and why Donald Trump terrifies most of the literary community.

By Eve JACKSON

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2017-10-20 culture

Contemporary art takes over the French capital and the countryside

The FIAC has set up shop for its 44th edition in Paris's Grand Palais. Alongside the offerings from big name galleries from Paris, London and New York, this year the art fair is...

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2017-10-19 culture

Inside the new Yves Saint Laurent museum in Morocco

From the new Yves Saint Laurent museum in Morocco to Paul Gauguin’s life and art uncovered in Paris, Eve Jackson has this week’s culture news.

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2017-10-18 culture

Film show: 'Detroit', 'Kingsman 2', 'Beauty and the Dogs'

From Kathryn Bigelow's look at police brutality in 1960s "Detroit" to a woman's quest for justice in "Beauty and the Dogs", film critic Emma Jones talks to Eve Jackson about the...

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2017-10-17 culture

Musical maestro Philippe Jordan on bringing passion to the Paris Opera

Swiss conductor Philippe Jordan has been waving the baton at the Paris Opera for close to a decade, as the prestigious company's musical director. The maestro is currently...

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2017-10-16 culture

Music show: Client Liaison, Boyz II Men & Jessie Ware

Australian duo Client Liaison are setting dance floors alight with their retro-flavoured pop and fun, feel-good grooves. The band’s vocalist Monte Morgan and keyboardist Harvey...

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