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Elizabeth Day & Salman Rushdie 05 Jun 2024 • EN

Salman Rushdie - ‘I’d rather have had a different life’

TW: this episode contains graphic descriptions of violence and injuries.  Two years ago, Sir Salman Rushdie, one of the most celebrated and famous authors in the world was on stage at the Chautauqua Institution in upstate New York, when a figure dressed in black clothes and a mask rushed onto stage and stabbed him nume

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James O'Brien & Salman Rushdie 23 May 2024 • EN

Salman Rushdie: When I die, I know there will be nothing

One of the world’s most acclaimed, award-winning authors Salman Rushdie has spent the last thirty years with a death threat attached to his head. A threat that almost became a reality two years ago when he brutally stabbed 15 times by a stranger. Few people have come so close to death and lived to tell the story. Salma

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Alan Lightman 07 Jul 2024 • EN

Alan Lightman, "Einstein's Dreams" (Vintage, 1992)

Einstein’s Dreams (Vintage, 1992) by Alan Lightman, set in Albert Einstein’s “miracle year” of 1905, is a novel about the cultural interconnection of time, relativity and life. As the young genius creates his theory of relativity, in a series of dreams, he imagines other worlds, each with a different conceptualization

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Marlon James 07 Jul 2024 • EN

Marlon James: A Brief History of Seven Killings

Marlon James answers readers' questions about his award-winning novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings. The novel, which is narrated by multiple characters, opens in Jamaica in the run-up to the 1976 election. Kingston is riven by violence as competing gangs, some supported by the US government, compete for territory

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Claire Nichols & Jonathan Lethem 17 Mar 2024 • EN

Jonathan Lethem returns to Brooklyn

Bestselling American author Jonathan Lethem explains why he returned to Brooklyn in his fiction after 20 years. 

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What a treat. LA Times book critic Bethanne Patrick and I got the opportunity to talk today with the great Andrew O’Hagan, author of Caledonian Road, his new blockbuster novel about the state of contemporary Britain. It’s a fabulous read and O’Hagan was no less fab, generously dedicating an hour to our questions. As O’

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