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Bernardine Evaristo shortlisted for Women's Prize, Anoushka Shankar at the Proms, Film Les Misérables reviewed

Bernardine Evaristo on being shortlisted for the Women's Prize, Anoushka Shankar at the Proms, we review French film Les Misérables.

Bernardine Evaristo on Girl, Woman, Other - shortlisted for the 2020 Women’s Prize For Fiction. As Front Row continues our interviews with writers on the shortlist, the author talks to us about her Booker prize winning novel which follows 12 characters, most of them black British women, on an entwined journey of discovery.

Ginette Vincendeau reviews Les Misérables, the French entry for the 2019 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. Its director, Ladj Ly was raised in Les Bosquets, a febrile housing estate in Montfermeil, and documented the 2005 riots there in his film 365 days in Clichy-Montfermeil. Inspired by an act of real police violence Ly witnessed, the film follows the residents of Les Bosquets as tensions between police and local teenagers escalate.

The celebrated sitar player Anoushka Shankar on her BBC Proms performance this Friday for which she’ll be collaborating with many contrasting musicians including electronic artist Gold Panda. She also talks about collaborations on her latest EP, Love Letters, a set of intimate songs influenced by the theme of heartbreak.

Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Simon Richardson
Studio Manager: Giles Aspen

Main image: Bernadine Evaristo
Image credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images

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Bernadine Evaristo

Bernadine Evaristo

See Bernadine Evaristo's poem The Weavers of Woolwich performed as an installation,  part of the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival.
Images:Main image above: Bernadine Evaristo Image credit: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images
Image to the left:Bernadine Evaristo Image credit: Jennie Scott
The Women's Prize for Fiction 2020

Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Ladj Ly's film Les Miserables is in UK and Irish cinemas from 04 September 2020, certificate 15
Image from Left: Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti and Djebril Zonga in Les Miserables

Hear Les Miserables director Ladj Ly on R4 The Film Programme on 03 September 2020

Anoushka Shankar

Anoushka Shankar
Anoushka Shankar's EP Love Letters is out now

Anoushka Shankar performs with electronic producer Gold Panda, percussionist Manu Delago and the Britten Sinfonia  conducted by Jules Buckley at the BBC Proms on 04 September 2020, also broadcast on BBC 4, BBC Radio 3 and on the BBC  iPlayer.
Image: Anoushka ShankarImage credit: Laura Lewis

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