Now Is Good director Ol Parker, and Caryl Churchill's new play Love and Information

With Mark Lawson.

Director Ol Parker, who wrote the screenplay for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, discusses his new film Now Is Good, about a young woman - played by Dakota Fanning - who has terminal cancer and is compiling a list of the things she wants to do before she dies.

Caryl Churchill's first play for six years, Love And Information, has 57 scenes and over 100 characters played by 16 actors. The novelist and critic Bidisha delivers her verdict.

Ferdinand von Schirach, one of Germany's leading crime fiction writers, discusses his new novel The Collini Case, in which he explores the mark left on the Ministry of Justice by its Nazi part. He also reflects on the legacy of his grandfather's surname: Baldur von Schirach was the leader of the Hitler Youth.

And as Radio 4 broadcasts the 10 short stories competing for the £15,000 BBC International Short Story Award, Front Row talks to each of the writers. Tonight South Korean-born writer Krys Lee reveals the background to her short story The Goose Father.

Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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