Paulo Coelho, Your Name, Turner Contemporary, The art of writing non-fiction

Internationally-acclaimed writer Paulo Coelho discusses his new novel The Spy, based on the life of the dancer Mata Hari. Coelho is best-known for The Alchemist, an allegorical novel about a young shepherd boy, first published in 1988, which has now sold more than 65m copies worldwide.

Your Name is the latest Japanese anime film to attract large global audiences, and is written and directed by Makoto Shinkai, regarded by many as the successor to Studio Ghibli's legendary Hayao Miyazaki. The film, about a teenage boy and girl who wake up and find themselves living in the other's body, is reviewed by Larushka Ivan-Zadeh.

Last night the lawyer Philippe Sands won the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. His book, East West Street, explores the origins of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide as concepts but it is also a detective story and a thriller. To discuss the art of writing non-fiction, Philippe Sands is joined by Cathy Rentzenbrink who wrote The Last Act of Love, a memoir about her late brother who was seriously injured by a dangerous driver.

We explore what happens when a high-profile art gallery turns to the local community of artists and makers to commission a work. Kirsty Lang visits Margate and Turner Contemporary's Studio Group to meet Kashif Nadim Chaudry, the artist they chose to work with on his large-scale textile artwork The Three Graces.

Presenter Kirsty Lang
Producer Marilyn Rust.

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Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho's book The Spy is out now
Paulo Coelho (2010)
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Your Name

Your Name
Your Name is showing in selected cinemas from Friday 18 November
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The art of writing non-fiction

The art of writing non-fiction
Baillie Gifford Prize for non-fiction

Turner Contemporary's Studio Group

Turner Contemporary's Studio Group
Turner Contemporary's Studio Group working on artist, Kashif Nadim Chaudry's large-scale textile artwork The Three Graces


Role Contributor
Interviewed GuestLarushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed GuestPhilippe Sands
Interviewed GuestCathy Rentzenbrink
Interviewed GuestKashif Nadim Chaudry
PresenterKirsty Lang
ProducerMarilyn Rust

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