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International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2012
We hear from the winner of the 2012 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, Rabee Jaber, about his novel The Druze of Belgrade.
Shakespeare in Mumbai
A Gujerati company are bringing their adaptation of All's Well That Ends Well to London's Globe Theatre. Zubair Ahmed joins them in rehearsal.
Bass player with seminal bands Joy Division and New Order, after an acrimonious split his new band the Light is touring a captivating back catalogue.
Karen Lord - Redemption in Indigo
A contemporary fairytale based on a Senegalese folk tale, complete with talking spiders and greedy husbands. Sarfraz talks to Caribbean writer Karen Lord about the inspiration for the book.
Nigerian author Chibundu Onuzu (pictured) talks about her debut novel set in Lagos which examines two teenagers who defy the prejudices of Nigerian society to cross the rich-poor divide. But can their relationship survive?
The Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt would have celebrated his 150th Birthday in 2012, so the city of Vienna is marking the year with several special exhibitions. John Cummins reports.
Future Anatomies: Wasteland, Wasteland, Wasteland
Claire Vaye Watkins' short story broadcast in full Monday 26/03/12 imagines a town with a very personal relationship with its nuclear dump.
For nearly 50 years he's been a fixture of the New Orleans sound and he's still making exciting music - his latest is with rock band The Black Keys.