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Latest update : 2017-10-13

French literature is guest of honour at Frankfurt book fair

We check out Frankfurt's book fair, the publishing industry’s biggest annual get-together. The event’s a must for authors, editors, translators and book lovers from around the world. This year France is the fair’s guest of honour, with a special pavilion dedicated to literature from French-speaking authors. President Emmanuel Macron opened the fair alongside Chancellor Angela Merkel.

FRANCE 24’s Olivia Salazar-Winspear caught up with Haitian-Canadian author Dany Laferrière and Lebanese graphic novelist Zeina Abirached to talk about how they use the French language as a vehicle for their art.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2018-01-19 Rodrigo Duterte

Award-winning Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza on keeping it real

Acclaimed Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza is at the forefront of independent Philippine cinema. His work features ordinary people in extraordinary situations - stories...

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2018-01-18 Steven Spielberg

Meryl Streep on gender equality: 'Something has cracked wide open'

Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg speak to Eve Jackson about the future of gender equality and the freedom of the press at the premiere of their new film "The Post" in...

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2018-01-17 women

Film show: '3 Billboards', 'In The Fade' and 'Downsizing'

From two films about women seeking revenge for the murder of family members to a big movie about little people, film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's...

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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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