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Mohsin Hamid, North Korean short stories

Mariella Frostrup talks to acclaimed novelist Mohsin Hamid, whose new book, Exit West, takes on hugely urgent themes of migration and the refugee crisis.

Mariella Frostrup talks to acclaimed novelist Mohsin Hamid whose new book, Exit West, is a love story which takes on hugely urgent themes of migration and the refugee crisis. As a rare collection of short stories from North Korea is published in the UK, and around the world, we talk to the translator about what it reveals about daily life in this secretive country, and publisher Max Porter recommends a new biography of poet David Jones.

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28 minutes

Last on

Thu 2 Mar 2017 15:30

Chapters

  • Mohsin Hamid

    Duration: 13:11

  • Editor's Tip - David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet by Thomas Dilworth

    Duration: 04:52

  • North Korean Literature

    Duration: 09:05

Read the first chapter of Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid: Chapter One. 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Mariella Frostrup
Interviewed Guest Mohsin Hamid
Interviewed Guest Max Porter

Broadcasts

  • Sun 26 Feb 2017 16:00
  • Thu 2 Mar 2017 15:30

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