1. Klaus Rifbjerg: A Little While Longer

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    Klaus Rifbjerg (1931-2015) is one of the great masters of Danish literature. In this deeply personal and moving interview from 2013, the writer looks back on his life and literary career, reflecting on what it means to age – and to die. “It would never be fun if it wasn’t serious.” Rifbjerg started writing because he didn’t feel represented by the contemporary literature and therefore felt the need to write his own. This sense of wanting to take the next step forward and to always speak his mind has been present in his work from thence, which also made him an avid social commentator. Rifbjerg, who divided his time between Spain and Denmark, also contemplates what it means to be Danish. Though he is essentially proud of his nationality, he is not afraid to point out flaws and doesn’t pass up the opportunity to express his concerns and his contempt for the nationalistic Danish People’s Party: “The moment I leave the country the Danish People’s Party gets another seat. I can’t stand it! So I ought to have stayed at home, not that you can talk any sense into them – but maybe you could strangle some of them.” Klaus Rifbjerg (1931-2015) was a Danish modernist writer, who authored an impressive number of novels, poetry collections, essays, short story collections, plays (for TV, radio and stage), film scripts, children’s books and memoirs. His breakthrough was in 1958 with the novel ‘Den kroniske uskyld’, which was made into a movie many years later in the 1980s. Other books include his debut ‘Under vejr med mig selv’ (1956), ‘Konfrontation’ (1960), ‘Camouflage’ (1961), ‘Amagerdigte’ (1965), ‘Anna (jeg) Anna’ (1969), ‘Tukama’ (1984) and ‘Knastørre digte’ (2009). Among his many honours are the Swedish Academy Nordic Prize, known as the “little Nobel” (1999), The Nordic Council’s Literature Prize (1970) and the grand prize of the Danish Academy (1966). Rifbjerg was also a renowned journalist, critic and editor. In the interview Rifbjerg reads from the following works: ‘Edgar’ and ‘Skyggespil’ (from ‘Intet sikkert abnormt’ 2013) and ‘Den kroniske uskyld’ (1958). An extract of Danish actor Sofie Gråbøl reading the poem ‘Hjertets termometer’ is also featured. Klaus Rifbjerg was interviewed by Marc-Christoph Wagner at the Louisiana Literature festival at Louisiana Museum of Modern art in 2013. Camera: Klaus Elmer, Mathias Nyholm and Simon Weyhe Edited by: Kamilla Bruus Produced by: Marc-Christoph Wagner Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2015 Supported by Nordea-fonden

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    • AUTHOR - Nicholas Sparks

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      Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition sits down with author Nicholas Sparks for the movie "The Longest Ride".

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      • Penelope Lively: Writing about memory

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        Watch Booker Prize-winning novelist Penelope Lively on how memory informs her fiction. The Royal Society of Literature runs four Masterclasses a year in conjunction with the Booker Prize Foundation, offering aspiring writers the opportunity to explore different aspects of writing fiction. For more on this series, and for top tips and reading lists from past tutors, visit www.rsliterature.org

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        • Gary Shteyngart: Meets DBC Pierre

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          "Writing sucks. The worst. Like masturbation with paper cuts." Enjoy writers DBC Pierre and Gary Shteyngart in this extremely funny conversation from Louisiana Literature 2011. "Independently, and without having met before yesterday, we may have written different halves of the same book, and answered the whole reason why we live and write. Another book may never have to be written again." In this conversation between Gary Shteyngart and DBC Pierre the two writers talk about the difficulty of writing, the financial crisis, being paid in cheese, the popularity of television shows (they have a pitch of their own as well) and the lack of readers in America today. Australian writer DBC Pierre was born Peter Finlay in 1961, but nick named "Dirty Pierre" by his childhood friends. DBC stands for "Dirty But Clean". DBC Pierre was the first writer ever to receive both a Booker and a Whitbread award for the same book, Vernon God Little, in 2003. Russian-American writer Gary Shteyngart was born Igor Shteyngart in 1972 in Leningrad and moved to America in 1979. He published his first novel in 2002 called ’The Russian Debutante’s Handbook’ has won numerous awards and was chosen by the New Yorker magazine as one of the 20 most interesting American writers under 40. Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Supported by Nordea-fonden

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          • Gary Shteyngart: Introducing a Toilet

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            This video features Russian-American writer Gary Shteyngart who reveals that he spends most of his working time on a toilet, giving the concept of a ’content provider’ a whole new dimension. Shteyngart introduces his favorite - the Scandinavian toilet. Gary Shteyngart was born 1972 in Leningrad but grew up in America from 1979 and published his first novel in 2002 called ’The Russian Debutante’s Handbook’. ’Absurdistan’ came in 2006. His recent novel ’Super Sad True Love Story ’ in 2010. Shteyngart was chosen by the New Yorker magazine as one of the 20 most interesting writers in America under 40 in 2010. Recorded by: Martin Kogi at the Louisiana Literature festival in August 2011 Edited by: Martin Kogi Music by: Duke Ellington/Coleman Hawkins. Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2011 Supported by Nordea-fonden

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            • Katherine Center

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              Novelist Katherine Center's philosophy on writing the story you long to read. http://www.katherinecenter.com

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              • Junot Díaz: Second-Person is Unbearable

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                “For the record, your mother’s breasts are immensities, one of the wonders of the world.” Dominican American Junot Díaz gives a hilarious reading of a bawdy extract from his Pulitzer Prize winning novel ‘The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao’. “Your father - your mother likes to brag - could never get enough of these. But given the fact that he ran off on her in their third year of marriage, it seemed in the end he could.” The audience can’t stop laughing as Díaz reads from his much-praised novel ‘The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao’. The book’s main character is Oscar de León, an overweight Dominican boy from New Jersey, who is preoccupied with science fiction, fantasy novels, falling in love and the curse that has plagued his Dominican family for generations. In the part that Díaz here reads from the narrative changes to the point of view of Oscar’s sister Lola, who has a strained relationship to their Old World Dominican mother. Junot Díaz (b. 1968) was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed collection of short stories ‘Drown’ (1996), the novel ‘The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao’ (2007), which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and ‘This Is How You Lose Her’ (2012), a collection of short-stories which became a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Genius Fellowship, PEN/Malamud Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, and PEN/O. Henry Award. Diaz is also a Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the fiction editor at Boston Review and a co-founder of VONA/Voices, the only multi-genre workshop for writers of colour in America. Junot Díaz read from his novel ‘The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao’ (2007) at the Louisiana Literature festival at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark in 2011. Read more about the author at: http://www.junotdiaz.com/ Camera: Honey Biba Beckerlee Edited by: Kamilla Bruus Produced by: Christian Lund Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2015 Supported by Nordea-fonden

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                • AIR MAX - THE UNIFORM

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                  Grace Ladoja explores the relationship between Grime and the Air Max featuring Boy Better Know’s Skepta, Novelist and The Square. CREDITS: DIRECTOR - GRACE LADOJA PRODUCER - JORDAN STOKES PRODUCTION MANAGER - TSVETELINA TOMOVA DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - JAMES BLANN CAMERA ASSISTANT - MICHAEL KINSELLA PERKS SOUND - SOUND NODE EDITOR - ALEX BERRY GRADE & GRAPHICS – STUDIO MOROSS 16MM PROCESS - IDAILIES SPECIAL THANKS TO RISKY ROADZ FOR THE ARCHIVE VIDEO.

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                  • Bestselling Writer - Express Your Creative Genius and Become Rich and Famous

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                    Instructions and Download: http://mindpersuasion.com/bw/ Subliminal Messages: I am creative I am a genius I have creative ideas my stories are compelling and interesting my characters are life like I create compelling stories my ideas spill out onto the page I write thousands of words a day I sell my stories around the world people around the world love my stories I am a best selling writer I am a recognized writer I am a financially successful writer I make millions a year from my writing my stories are deep and insightful people find deep meaning in my stories I create rich and compelling narratives my stories are rich and complex my stories speak to the heart my stories are insightful my stories are inspiring people read my stories again and again I have a huge following I have a worldwide following my stories make me famous my stories generate massive wealth my stories create happiness in others my stories are sources of deep insight for millions I am always thinking of new ideas I love writing I live to write I write to live writing is who I am I am a famous writer I am a recognized writer my writings are timeless my writings are eternal I am an incredibly gifted writer my talents are recognized my talents are celebrated my talents are respected my talents are admired You are creative You are a genius You have creative ideas your stories are compelling and interesting your characters are life like You create compelling stories your ideas spill out onto the page You write thousands of words a day You sell your stories around the world people around the world love your stories You are a best selling writer You are a recognized writer You are a financially successful writer You make millions a year from your writing your stories are deep and insightful people find deep meaning in your stories You create rich and compelling narratives your stories are rich and complex your stories speak to the heart your stories are insightful your stories are inspiring people read your stories again and again You have a huge following You have a worldwide following your stories make you famous your stories generate massive wealth your stories create happiness in others your stories are sources of deep insight for millions You are always thinking of new ideas You love writing You live to write You write to live writing is who You are You are a famous writer You are a recognized writer your writings are timeless your writings are eternal You are an incredibly gifted writer your talents are recognized your talents are celebrated your talents are respected your talents are admired

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                    • Colin Thubron: Evoking a sense of place

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                      Travel writer and novelist Colin Thubron talking about how to evoke a sense of place in fiction. The Royal Society of Literature runs four Masterclasses a year in conjunction with the Booker Prize Foundation, offering aspiring writers the opportunity to explore different aspects of writing fiction

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