World Book Club: J.M.G. Le Clezio
Nobel prize winner JMG Le Clezio discusses his acclaimed novel Desert with Harriett Gilbert and an invited studio audience.
French Nobel Laureate JMG Le Clezio talks to Harriett Gilbert in front of an invited studio audience about his recently-translated work Desert.
Contrasting the beauty of a lost culture in the North African desert with a depiction of Europe seen through the eyes of unwanted immigrants, the novel is a rich, poetic and provocative epic about colonization and its legacy, which is still painfully relevant after 30 years.