The Strand talks to the winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize.
A film adaptation of a much-loved novel - internationally-bestselling 'Norwegian Wood' by Japanese author Haruki Murakami -- a story of love, sex and memory that's been transferred to the big screen by Tran Anh Hung the Vietnamese-French director.
The English folk singer Shirley Collins was pivotal as a folk musician in the 1960s, with two seminal albums, but she was also a song collector. She worked with the renowned American field recordist Alan Lomax and together they recorded musicians in their homes, in the fields, even in prison, including one of the blues' greats - Mississippi Fred McDowell. Shirley Collins tells Mark Coles how she contributed to these legendary recordings.
Picture shows: Beautiful Eyes, 2010 oil on stitched linen, 46 x 56 cmEast Central Galleries - Vivienne Koorland
The South African artist has a new solo exhibition on in London and takes the opportunity to reflect on work which she describes as re-making. Layers of re-cycled materials echo the way ever-changing human history comes full circle over time.
As Spain celebrates the centenary of the birth of Miguel Hernandez, Ashish Sharma looks at the life of this poet, who, imprisoned by Franco, died in prison from TB at the age of 31.
Tales from the Sahel
Photo shows "Visualization Experiment then"
Child Panchen Lama
collage ink, and pencil on mylar mounted on plexiglass dimensions 59"x80" ( 150cm x20)
The musician Baaba Maal and journalist Kwame Kwei -Armah discuss how the mythical Fula tales from Senegal have inspired many people in modern Africa and why they want to bring these stories to a British audience in their new show together "Tales from the Sahel"