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  1. Ryan Gander: Honest as Children

    02:46

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    Meet internationally acclaimed conceptual artist Ryan Gander, who in this interview explains why the honesty of children is his biggest source of inspiration: “It’s almost like a child…

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    • Lydia Davis: On Facing the Blank Page

      01:39

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      “I make sure I never face a blank page.” American author Lydia Davis – recognized as one of the innovators of contemporary American fiction – here shares how she deals with…

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      • Alaa al-Aswany: Literature Writes Human History

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        “The role of literature is to raise questions.” In this in-depth interview, the charismatic Egyptian novelist Alaa al-Aswany shares his thoughts on writing about sex, his close relationship…

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        • The Story of Jonas Mekas

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          We had the unique pleasure of meeting the great avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas, who never goes anywhere without his camera. Mekas here shares his fascinating personal story and shows us around…

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          • Joyce Carol Oates: On Facing the Blank Page

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            Award-winning writer Joyce Carol Oates has no fear of the notorious ‘blank page’, as she simply never faces it: “By the time I come to a blank page, I have many, many things to say.”…

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            • Jonas Mekas: Advice to the Young

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              The godfather of American avant-garde cinema, filmmaker and poet Jonas Mekas, whom we met in his Brooklyn-home, has a clear piece of advice for aspiring filmmakers: “Don’t go to film school.…

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              • Daniel Kehlmann: On Facing the Blank Page

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                “Filling the blank page is agony.” The German literary “wunderkind” Daniel Kehlmann, author of the international bestseller ‘Measuring the World’, puts it thus…

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                • Mania Akbari: Beauty and Aggression

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                  Meet Mania Akbari, who is considered one of the most controversial filmmakers in Iran due to the themes she deals with, such as infidelity and homosexuality. Here she reflects on how something poetic…

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                  • Sjón: Let the Reader do the Work

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                    “When you start as a poet it makes you aware of how few words are needed to bring ideas from one mind to another.” Icelandic writer Sjón is a word-minimalist. Watch him explain…

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                    • Herbjørg Wassmo: The Stories That are Me

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                      “Writing isn’t therapy – it’s a matter of life or death. It’s more important than therapy – it’s why I’m here.” Norwegian novelist Herbjørg…

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                      • Herbjørg Wassmo: Advice to the Young

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                        Herbjørg Wassmo, one of Norway’s best-selling authors, is unambiguous in her advice to aspiring writers when she emphasises that it quite simply takes hard work to achieve your goals:…

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                        • Lydia Davis: Shaping Messy Material

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                          Meet Lydia Davis, one of the most important short story writers in America today. She reads from her prose and talks about her family background, her influences, her struggle to find her literary…

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