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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-11-02

Author Douglas Kennedy on his new novel 'The Great Wide Open'

The Francophile author Douglas Kennedy tells us about the family secrets and home truths which inspired his recent novel "The Great Wide Open". The first in a trilogy tackling the social and political shifts in the America of the late 20th century, Kennedy has drawn on episodes from his own formative years in the creation of this coming-of-age story.

His books top bestseller lists around the world but Kennedy has a particularly loyal readership here in France. We find out why his literary style translates so well into la langue française.

Release date: November 9.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2018-09-26 ENCORE!

Film show: 'One Nation, One King', Marcel Ophüls retrospective and Dinard's British Film Festival

A founding myth of the French Republic is the subject of "One Nation, One King". Director Pierre Schoeller delves into the first three years of the revolution, starting with the...

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2018-09-25 ENCORE!

Debra Granik: 'There aren't many women who love making films about blood and gore'

The director who discovered Jennifer Lawrence discusses her latest film "Leave No Trace" as it's released in France. Adapted from the book "My Abandonment" by Peter Rock, the...

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2018-09-24 ENCORE!

Music show: ‘Big Brothers’ Winston McAnuff & Fixi

Jamaican reggae star Winston McAnuff has once again got together with French accordion player Fixi, from the musette-rap group Java, resulting in their third studio album “Big...

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2018-09-21 ENCORE!

A Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Trajectory': Richard Russo on writing small town America

His novels and short stories have garnered literary prizes on both sides of the Atlantic, with critics hailing them as quiet chronicles of the contemporary American experience....

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2018-09-20 ENCORE!

Writers Lauren Groff and Michael Chabon on Trump, marriage and being a parent in 2018

Two of America's most exciting, impressive and loved writers Lauren Groff and Michael Chabon join Eve Jackson on the occasion of the Festival America, a book festival just...

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