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Jeffrey Eugenides

25 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 14 November 2011

Jeffrey Eugenides is best known for his ethereal first novel, the cult bestseller, Virgin Suicides, which was made into a film by Sophia Coppola.

In 2007 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his second novel, Middlesex.

Razia Iqbal talks to him about being an immigrant in the melting pot of the United States, the decline and fall of his hometown of Detroit, Michigan and whether creative writing can be taught.

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