November 30th, 2014
Episode 82 of 240 episodes
Iran, France, China and the edges of Greenland: it's a wide ranging bookshelf on today's Books Plus. Irish writer Cormac James, has written a harrowing, beautiful novel trapped in the ice of the Arctic Circle - The Surfacing. We travel to China and learn about the country's contemporary culture and politics with Nicholas Jose's collection of short stories Bapo. A voyage of a very peculiar nature is told in The Last Illusion by Iranian American writer Porochista Khakpour. And we meet the translator of the most recent Nobel Laureate for Literature, Patrick Modiano.
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