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Paul Auster, Catalan Independence, Ruby Sparks, Edmund de Waal

Anne McElvoy is joined by novelist and film director Paul Auster, whose new memoir Winter Journal is a follow up to his celebrated 1982 account The Invention of Solitude.

Anne McElvoy talks to novelist and film director Paul Auster whose new memoir "Winter Journal" is a follow up to his 1982 acclaimed early account The Invention of Solitude.

As the people of Catalonia go to the polls later this month Anne discusses the urge towards independence with Radio 3 New Generation Thinker Adriana Sinclair, a lecturer in International Relations at the University of East Anglia, Alfred Bosch, a Spanish MP and member of the pro-Catalan Independence party Esquerra, and Joseph Farrell from Strathclyde University.

There's a review from Jon Adams of Ruby Sparks, a new film written by and starring Zoe Kazan, the granddaughter of celebrated Hollywood director Elia Kazan.

And Anne talks to Edmund de Waal whose new exhibition, A Thousand Hours, is showing at the Alan Cristea Gallery. Edmund de Waal's work, whether it be in his family memoir, The Hare With the Amber Eyes, or his installations of vitrines of his simple porcelain pots, is a meditation on memory and the missing.

Producer Natalie Steed.

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