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Ocean Vuong, Bauhaus novels, Sudan literary postcard

Award-winning poet Ocean Vuong discusses his debut novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, and Naomi Wood and Theresia Enzensberger explain the literary appeal of the Bauhaus.

Ocean Vuong won the T.S. Eliot Prize for his poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds. He talks to Mariella Frostrup about moving into fiction with debut novel On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous.

As the Bauhaus celebrates its centenary, novelists Naomi Wood and Theresia Enzensberger explain what drew them to writing about life at the schools in their new novels.

And Jamal Mahjoub sends Open Book a literary postcard from Khartoum, where literary culture endures despite authoritarian rule and recent violence.

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28 minutes

Last on

Thu 25 Jul 2019 15:30

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  • Sun 21 Jul 2019 16:00
  • Thu 25 Jul 2019 15:30

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