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Laurent Binet: A murder mystery meets the magical power of language

Award-winning French author Laurent Binet joins us on set to chat about his new novel, "The 7th function of language". With Roland Barthe’s death as its starting point, the book mixes detective intrigue with philosophical enquiry and pokes fun at a few famous faces in the process. Binet’s latest book follows the huge success of "HHhH", an innovative historical account which won the author France's top prize for a début novel.

He also tells us why, as a writer, he believes that the spoken word wields a particular sort of political power.

By Olivia SALAZAR-WINSPEAR

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2018-06-22 Eve JACKSON

Jennifer Jason Leigh on 'Patrick Melrose' and all-female casts

Dubbed the queen of 1990s film noir with "Single White Female" and "Short Cuts", Jennifer Jason Leigh won an Oscar nomination for her role in Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful...

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2018-06-21 Eve JACKSON

Join our summer solstice music celebration

From Mali via Boston, Dublin and Ethiopia back to Paris, Eve Jackson takes you on a musical journey for World Music Day. We discover three eclectic musicians performing in Paris:...

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2018-06-20 Eve JACKSON

Film show: 'Sextape', 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties', 'Looking for Teddy'

Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the latest film releases, including an all-female war movie, a Romeo and Juliet alien love story and a modern comedy about...

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2018-06-19 Genie GODULA

Samira Wiley, Darren Criss & Neal McDonough at Monte-Carlo Television Festival

We're talking TV at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival! Genie Godula sits down with small screen stars Samira Wiley from "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Orange is the New Black";...

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2018-06-18 Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

Music show: Chiara Civello, Jay-Z and Beyoncé & Solidays festival

Italian singer-songwriter Chiara Civello - whom Tony Bennett once hailed as the best jazz singer of her generation - has garnered fans all over the world thanks to a sparkling...

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