Colombian literary superstar Juan Gabriel Vasquez, new stories by Radclyffe Hall, creative non-fiction from African writers

Mariella Frostrup talks to celebrated Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vasquez. His latest novel Reputations tells the story of a famed political cartoonist forced to confront his past.
Previously unpublished works by Radclyffe Hall, best known for The Well of Loneliness, throw new light on her writing.
And a collection of genre busting essays from African writers described as creative non-fiction: editor Ellah Allfrey and writer Elnathan John discuss what that category means to them, and the fresh new perspectives on Africa that this collection offers.

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Thu 2 Jun 2016 15:30


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PresenterMariella Frostrup
Interviewed GuestJuan Vasquez

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