We talk to the Congolese director whose new film has already won six awards from the African Movice Academy.
Celebrated Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani is on tour poking fun at the negative connotations associated with being from the Middle East. He tells Simon Pitts about the audiences coming to the shows.
Novelist Gerard Stembridge talks about his new book Unspoken, set in 1960s Ireland, which he says is his attempt to write an 'Irish Victorian novel' showing how huge social changes like the arrival of television and free education changed the lives of everyone in the country, irreversibly.
A new Iranian film eschews the poetic style of so much of the country's cinema to tell a story of two families crushed by daily life in the Islamic Republic.
The Caine Prize for African Writing
We talk to the Botswanan writer Lauri Kabuitsile, shortlisted for one of Africa's most important literary awards.
Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century
A new exhibition in London shows how Hungarian photographers, including Robert Capa and Brassaï, influenced the course of modern photography.
Beyonce rocked the Glastonbury Festival's Main Stage at the weekend and has a new album. We review "4" and consider where her music has taken her.
From Alice Walker to Chinua Achebe, the world's greatest authors discuss their best known novel.…