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Aleksandar Hemon on Writing


April 9, 2013, The Economist online


AN EXILED Bosnian writer discusses the line between fiction and non-fiction, and says the popularity of immigrant writers in America is rising because they have stopped trying to assimilate

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David Byrne on How Music Works


October 31, 2012, The Economist online


THE musician, author and former frontman of Talking Heads talks about what it takes to make good music, how best to listen to it and his hopes for the future of the industry


Imagined lands


May 15, 2012


The British Library's summer exhibition explores the ways in which writers have been inspired by the country's landscape over almost nine centuries

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Alix Christie on the Dacha


January 2, 2009 Berlin Stories on NPR


Alix Christie cried when she left her red dacha after five years in Berlin. She now lives elsewhere and is finishing a novel. Full podcast