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Best of Books and Arts: Elena Ferrante, Primavera, Book to Film

October 8th, 2016

Episode 628 of 799 episodes

For the best of Books and Arts this week, we debate whether an investigative journalist should have revealed the identity of the elusive and much loved author Elena Ferrante; we explore Primavera 2016, this year's exhibition of young Australian artists at Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney; we hear about the latest work from the Australian Dance Theatre, which deals with some rather heavy themes: objectification, dehumanisation and subjugation; and end with Tim Burton's latest film, an adaptation of the best-selling children’s book by the American writer Ransome Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

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