From Alice Walker to Chinua Achebe, the world's greatest authors discuss their best known novel.…
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Presented by Anna McNamee.
On today's programme:
Peter Carey: The Chemistry of Tears
Take one acclaimed Australian author and one fabulous and fraudulent 18th Century automata - a French-digesting-and-defecating-duck - and what you get is a novel about grief, global warming and the nature of life itself.
A salute to the seminal aboriginal musician.
We review the first large scale exhibition of Damien Hirst's career at London's Tate Modern, featuring more than 70 works from the past two decades (pictured).
We hear about the new prize-winning film from Ecuador about a fisherman who finds himself out of his depth after getting involved in the drug trade.
Music: Retro, Present and Future
Mark Coles joins Anna to discuss the hottest new releases and the most important music news, including Alabama Shakes and the rise and rise of vinyl.
South Sudan Theatre Company - Cymbeline
As the Globe to Globe Shakespeare Festival approaches, companies around the world are busy rehearsing. The BBC's James Copnall was in South Sudan to hear how the world's newest country is getting on with their first Shakespearean production.
On twitter: @southsudanTC
We talk to director Morgan Spurlock, best known for his fast food documentary Supersize Me. His latest, "Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope", looks at what many might dismiss as cultural fast food.
Korean Pop music has already taken Asia by storm and now it is making its mark in Europe and the USA. What is the reason for its sudden growth in popularity, and can it move into mainstream listening?
Image: Damien Hirst, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, 1991. © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved. DACS 2011. Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates.
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