A new collection of stories set both before and after the devastating earthquake explores the darker side of life in Haiti. Anna talks to the award-winning Haitian writer Edwidge Danticat, who has edited the anthology, about how contemporary Haitian writers are reflecting their homeland's complicated history.
Edited by Edwidge Danticat
Published by Akashic Books
Jack Black stars as travel writer Lemuel Gulliver who takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Lilliput, held captive by its diminutive inhabitants. Based loosely on the classic book by Jonathan Swift, the film also stars Emily Blunt, Billy Connolly and Chris O'Dowd. Critic Ian Hayden Smith reviews.
English folk musician Kate Rusby is here to talk about her latest record, Make the Light. The album is Kate's first collection of songs solely written by her, and she performs one exclusively for The Strand.Kate Rusby
Asia Art Archive
The Strand reports on an ambitious project in Hong Kong - an attempt to create a comprehensive archive of all of Asia's modern art. Its founder, Claire Hsu (pictured), explains why her frustration as a student trying to do research for her thesis, inspired her to create the Asia Art Archive.
From Alice Walker to Chinua Achebe, the world's greatest authors discuss their best known novel.…