The acclaimed South African crime writer Deon Meyer discusses his latest novel "Thirteen Hours" which follows a murder investigation in real time. He discusses the challenges of writing as time passes and how crime fiction has radically changed since the end of apartheid.Deon Meyer
Theatre of War
What do the ancient words of Greek tragedy have to do with soldiers suffering the modern wounds of war? Bryan Doerries has been staging readings of Greek plays for military communities across the United States for the past two years in an attempt to promote dialogue about the physical and mental scars of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. For The Strand, Paul Adams has been finding that the results can be remarkable.
Lucian Freud is one of the most celebrated - and expensive - living painters. The British artist has closely collaborated with curator Cecile Debray on a major exhibition at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. Harriett takes a tour with Cecile to understand why Freud is such a unique force in the contemporary arts world.See a video of Harriett at the Exhibition
Punk to Broadway
The Green Day album American Idiot struck a chord in 2004 as a protest against the America of George Bush. This week American Idiot, the Musical, opened on Broadway. New York theatre critic, David Darcy, was at the first night.
Cambodia's Heavy Skirt
Leang Seckon, one of South-east Asia's leading artists, talks about why the Cambodian heavy skirt, a traditional item of clothing worn in good times and bad, is the centre-piece of his latest exhibition now showing in London.
39 of the Arab world's most promising and distinguished young writers - novelists and poets all under the age of 40 - have spent the last few days in Lebanon swapping ideas at the Beirut literary festival. Beirut '39 is part of wider initiative to increase the readership of Arab writing in the English-speaking world and Natalia Antelava went along to enjoy the buzz as the young writers discussed everything from women's writing to issues surrounding politics and censorship.
Ben Hopkins: The young director discusses his insightful film The Market - which captures the morally complex world of the black market in Turkey.
From Alice Walker to Chinua Achebe, the world's greatest authors discuss their best known novel.…