Books Abroad

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197C0119970705

The start of an eight-part series in which author Tibor Fischer meets writers and explores the works on the shelves of bookshops around the world.

This week, the scandalising cannibal writers, the best bookshop in Cologne, and oral poetry from Somalia and Burundi.

197C0119970705

The start of an eight-part series in which author Tibor Fischer meets writers and explores the works on the shelves of bookshops around the world.

This week, the scandalising cannibal writers, the best bookshop in Cologne, and oral poetry from Somalia and Burundi.

197C0219970712

The second of eight programmes in which author Tibor Fischer meets writers and explores the works on the shelves of bookshops around the world.

This week, true-crime thrillers in KENYA, the writing of Egyptian emigration, Greek novels ancient and modern, and new life in Beirut's bookshops.

197C0219970712

The second of eight programmes in which author Tibor Fischer meets writers and explores the works on the shelves of bookshops around the world.

This week, true-crime thrillers in KENYA, the writing of Egyptian emigration, Greek novels ancient and modern, and new life in Beirut's bookshops.

197C0319970719

The third of eight programmes in which author Tibor Fischer meets writers and explores the works on the shelves of bookshops around the world.

This week, the return of the French novel, the rise of Polish women writers, a meeting between books and terrorism in Peru, and the bestsellers of Korea.

197C0319970719

The third of eight programmes in which author Tibor Fischer meets writers and explores the works on the shelves of bookshops around the world.

This week, the return of the French novel, the rise of Polish women writers, a meeting between books and terrorism in Peru, and the bestsellers of Korea.

197C0419970726

The fourth of eight programmes in which author Tibor Fischer meets writers and explores the works on the shelves of bookshops around the world.

This week, how Pinocchio had his passport stamped, language-cleansing in Slovakia, what to read in Islamabad, and the great translation debate.

197C0419970726

The fourth of eight programmes in which author Tibor Fischer meets writers and explores the works on the shelves of bookshops around the world.

This week, how Pinocchio had his passport stamped, language-cleansing in Slovakia, what to read in Islamabad, and the great translation debate.

197C0519970802

The fifth of eight programmes in which author Tibor Fischer meets writers and explores the works on the shelves of bookshops around the world.

This week, stadium poetry from Colombia, free books from Holland, Swiss writers with their head in the clouds, and a trip inside a Buenos Aires bookshop.

197C0519970802

The fifth of eight programmes in which author Tibor Fischer meets writers and explores the works on the shelves of bookshops around the world.

This week, stadium poetry from Colombia, free books from Holland, Swiss writers with their head in the clouds, and a trip inside a Buenos Aires bookshop.

197C0619970809

The sixth of eight programmes in which author Tibor Fischer meets writers and explores the works on the shelves of bookshops around the world.

This week, storytelling in Burma, steamy bestsellers from San Francisco and Colm Toibin on Spanish regions writing back.

197C0619970809

The sixth of eight programmes in which author Tibor Fischer meets writers and explores the works on the shelves of bookshops around the world.

This week, storytelling in Burma, steamy bestsellers from San Francisco and Colm Toibin on Spanish regions writing back.

197C0719970816

The seventh of eight programmes in which author Tibor Fischer meets writers and explores the works on the shelves of bookshops around the world.

This week, new fusions from the Caribbean, why Chinese writers are saying no, Hong Kong bookshops after the handover, and cliche-busting in Cuba.

197C0719970816

The seventh of eight programmes in which author Tibor Fischer meets writers and explores the works on the shelves of bookshops around the world.

This week, new fusions from the Caribbean, why Chinese writers are saying no, Hong Kong bookshops after the handover, and cliche-busting in Cuba.

197C08 LAST19970823

The last of eight programmes in which author Tibor Fischer meets writers and explores the works on the shelves of bookshops around the world.

This week, virtual reality in Japan, redneck writing from Australia, new-style school books in Romania and poets in Mexican bookshops.

197C08 LAST19970823

The last of eight programmes in which author Tibor Fischer meets writers and explores the works on the shelves of bookshops around the world.

This week, virtual reality in Japan, redneck writing from Australia, new-style school books in Romania and poets in Mexican bookshops.

198C0119980801

Novelist and critic Tibor Fischer opens a literary window on to the world, getting to the heart of the thinking and culture of other countries through books and revealing the forces which are shaping other people's lives.

This evening, the peril of hyperstores, what truckers read on the road, Richard Dooling on books in 2050, and the truth about the Golden Dartboard Award.

Award.

198C0119980801

Novelist and critic Tibor Fischer opens a literary window on to the world, getting to the heart of the thinking and culture of other countries through books and revealing the forces which are shaping other people's lives.

This evening, the peril of hyperstores, what truckers read on the road, Richard Dooling on books in 2050, and the truth about the Golden Dartboard Award.

Award.

198C0219980808

Novelist Tibor Fischer opens a literary window on to the world, getting to the heart of the thinking and culture of other countries through books and revealing the forces which are shaping other people's lives.

This week, Colm Tobin on the marketing of the novel in Spain; Becherel, Brittany's town of books; new feminist writing in RUSSIA; and behind the scenes at Europe's least known literary prize.

198C0219980808

Novelist Tibor Fischer opens a literary window on to the world, getting to the heart of the thinking and culture of other countries through books and revealing the forces which are shaping other people's lives.

This week, Colm Tobin on the marketing of the novel in Spain; Becherel, Brittany's town of books; new feminist writing in RUSSIA; and behind the scenes at Europe's least known literary prize.

198C0319980815

Novelist Tibor Fischer opens a literary window on the world, getting to the heart of the thinking and culture of other countries through books and revealing the forces which are shaping other people's lives.

This programme asks if Juden Fuchs should be considered a novelist or a transcriber.

Plus Ken Wiwa on the short story as a medium of protest; Swedish books revealing Swedish angst; and contemporary Greek poetry.

198C0319980815

Novelist Tibor Fischer opens a literary window on the world, getting to the heart of the thinking and culture of other countries through books and revealing the forces which are shaping other people's lives.

This programme asks if Juden Fuchs should be considered a novelist or a transcriber.

Plus Ken Wiwa on the short story as a medium of protest; Swedish books revealing Swedish angst; and contemporary Greek poetry.

198C0419980822

Novelist Tibor Fischer opens a literary window on the world, getting to the heart of the thinking and culture of other countries through books and revealing the forces which are shaping other people's lives.

This evening, the journey from French outsider to bestseller, Hungarian as the language of defeat, Estonian novelist Emile Tode on borders, and just what do they read in Belgium? poetry.

198C0419980822

Novelist Tibor Fischer opens a literary window on the world, getting to the heart of the thinking and culture of other countries through books and revealing the forces which are shaping other people's lives.

This evening, the journey from French outsider to bestseller, Hungarian as the language of defeat, Estonian novelist Emile Tode on borders, and just what do they read in Belgium? poetry.

198C0519980829

Novelist Tibor Fischer opens a literary window on the world, getting to the heart of the thinking and culture of other countries through books and revealing the forces which are shaping other people's lives.

This programme looks at the Arab world: Baghdad auctioning its libraries on the streets, bookselling Amman style, and leading Saudi dissident Abdelrahman Munif discussing the future of the Arab novel with Adhaf Soueif.

198C0519980829

Novelist Tibor Fischer opens a literary window on the world, getting to the heart of the thinking and culture of other countries through books and revealing the forces which are shaping other people's lives.

This programme looks at the Arab world: Baghdad auctioning its libraries on the streets, bookselling Amman style, and leading Saudi dissident Abdelrahman Munif discussing the future of the Arab novel with Adhaf Soueif.

198C0619980905

Novelist Tibor Fischer opens a literary window on the world, getting to the heart of the thinking and culture of other countries through books and revealing the forces which are shaping other people's lives.

In this programme: Hans Magnus Ensensberger as publisher, a literary tour behind the tourist facade of Prague, a publishing dream turned sour in Budapest, and bedtime stories from Poland.

198C0619980905

Novelist Tibor Fischer opens a literary window on the world, getting to the heart of the thinking and culture of other countries through books and revealing the forces which are shaping other people's lives.

In this programme: Hans Magnus Ensensberger as publisher, a literary tour behind the tourist facade of Prague, a publishing dream turned sour in Budapest, and bedtime stories from Poland.

198C0719980912

Novelist Tibor Fischer opens a literary window on the world, getting to the heart of the thinking and culture of other countries through books and revealing the forces which are shaping other people's lives.

In this programme: the new historians rewriting Chinese history, unraveling the complexities of language and identity in Singapore, the impact of the Tiger crash on Korean publishing, and the dilemmas of writing in ENGLISH in Malaysia.

198C0719980912

Novelist Tibor Fischer opens a literary window on the world, getting to the heart of the thinking and culture of other countries through books and revealing the forces which are shaping other people's lives.

In this programme: the new historians rewriting Chinese history, unraveling the complexities of language and identity in Singapore, the impact of the Tiger crash on Korean publishing, and the dilemmas of writing in ENGLISH in Malaysia.

198C08 LAST19980919

Novelist Tibor Fischer opens a literary window on the world, getting to the heart of the thinking and culture of other countries through books and revealing the forces which are shaping other people's lives.

To conclude the series: the voice of youth making itself heard in Australia, the realities of urban life in Canada, who is reading what in New Zealand, and librarians on whether there is a future for buildings full of books.

198C08 LAST19980919

Novelist Tibor Fischer opens a literary window on the world, getting to the heart of the thinking and culture of other countries through books and revealing the forces which are shaping other people's lives.

To conclude the series: the voice of youth making itself heard in Australia, the realities of urban life in Canada, who is reading what in New Zealand, and librarians on whether there is a future for buildings full of books.

199C0119990703

Novelist Colm Toibin looks at the world through books, using writing from abroad to explore other cultures and reveal the forces that shape people's lives.

Tonight, generation gaps in Latin America, where young writers are killing their fathers; Egypt, where the new writing can no longer explain reality; Israel, where for the first time women are the leading lights in literature; and Galicia, where the past is always present.

199C0119990703

Novelist Colm Toibin looks at the world through books, using writing from abroad to explore other cultures and reveal the forces that shape people's lives.

Tonight, generation gaps in Latin America, where young writers are killing their fathers; Egypt, where the new writing can no longer explain reality; Israel, where for the first time women are the leading lights in literature; and Galicia, where the past is always present.

199C0219990710

Novelist Colm Toibin looks at the world through books, using writing from abroad to explore other cultures and reveal the forces that shape people's lives.

This evening: RUSSIAn poets writing in the shadow of Pushkin; the 14th-century Persian poet whose book you will find in your hotel room; the Belgian novelist who questions his country's very identity; and why people do not read books in CAMBODIA.

199C0219990710

Novelist Colm Toibin looks at the world through books, using writing from abroad to explore other cultures and reveal the forces that shape people's lives.

This evening: RUSSIAn poets writing in the shadow of Pushkin; the 14th-century Persian poet whose book you will find in your hotel room; the Belgian novelist who questions his country's very identity; and why people do not read books in CAMBODIA.

199C0319990717

Novelist Colm Toibin looks at the world through books, using writing from abroad to explore other cultures and reveal the forces that shape people's lives.

This evening: the Lebanese poet who works as a baker; humorous tales from Paraguay; food for thought at a restaurant checkout in Mexico; and a female spin on the Japanese comic.

199C0319990717

Novelist Colm Toibin looks at the world through books, using writing from abroad to explore other cultures and reveal the forces that shape people's lives.

This evening: the Lebanese poet who works as a baker; humorous tales from Paraguay; food for thought at a restaurant checkout in Mexico; and a female spin on the Japanese comic.

199C0419990724

Novelist Colm Toibin looks at the world through books, using writing from abroad to explore other cultures and reveal the forces that shape other people's lives.

Tonight, he asks what has happened to fiction in central Europe since the fall of the BERLIN Wall ten years ago and the end of censorship in formerly Communist countries.

He hears from writers and publishers in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and the former East Germany.

199C0419990724

Novelist Colm Toibin looks at the world through books, using writing from abroad to explore other cultures and reveal the forces that shape other people's lives.

Tonight, he asks what has happened to fiction in central Europe since the fall of the BERLIN Wall ten years ago and the end of censorship in formerly Communist countries.

He hears from writers and publishers in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and the former East Germany.

199C0519990731

Novelist Colm Toibin looks at the world through books, using writing from abroad to explore other cultures and reveal the forces that shape other people's lives.

This week: a German television programme that sells more fiction than Britain's Booker Prize, and a Brazilian television host who writes novels.

Plus writing in Puerto Rico, and an interview with a young Lithuanian poet.

199C0519990731

Novelist Colm Toibin looks at the world through books, using writing from abroad to explore other cultures and reveal the forces that shape other people's lives.

This week: a German television programme that sells more fiction than Britain's Booker Prize, and a Brazilian television host who writes novels.

Plus writing in Puerto Rico, and an interview with a young Lithuanian poet.

199C0619990807

Novelist Colm Toibin looks at the world through books, using writing from abroad to explore other cultures and reveal the forces that shape other people's lives.

This week: Greek literature emerging from the shadow of Zorba and Odysseus; the liberation of literature from politics in Morocco; unlikely stories of satire from present day CHINA; and a snapshot of life in Taiwan.

199C0619990807

Novelist Colm Toibin looks at the world through books, using writing from abroad to explore other cultures and reveal the forces that shape other people's lives.

This week: Greek literature emerging from the shadow of Zorba and Odysseus; the liberation of literature from politics in Morocco; unlikely stories of satire from present day CHINA; and a snapshot of life in Taiwan.

199C0719990814

Novelist Colm Toibin looks at the world through books, using writing from abroad to explore other cultures and reveal the forces that shape other people's lives.

This week he explores Dalit literature and nationalism in Tamil Dadu; hears from a Kurdish poet in exile; discusses Portuguese as a world language; and tackles the problems of assimilation and multiculturalism in Australian poetry.

199C0719990814

Novelist Colm Toibin looks at the world through books, using writing from abroad to explore other cultures and reveal the forces that shape other people's lives.

This week he explores Dalit literature and nationalism in Tamil Dadu; hears from a Kurdish poet in exile; discusses Portuguese as a world language; and tackles the problems of assimilation and multiculturalism in Australian poetry.

199C08 LAST19990821

Novelist Colm Toibin looks at the world through books, using writing from abroad to explore other cultures and reveal the forces that shape other people's lives.

In the final programme of the series, he explores relationships: the intense one between football and writers in the Netherlands; the awkward one between traditional and virtual bookshops; and the passionate one in Italy between food, music and literature.

199C08 LAST19990821

Novelist Colm Toibin looks at the world through books, using writing from abroad to explore other cultures and reveal the forces that shape other people's lives.

In the final programme of the series, he explores relationships: the intense one between football and writers in the Netherlands; the awkward one between traditional and virtual bookshops; and the passionate one in Italy between food, music and literature.

200C0120000723

Eight programmes in which Isabel Hilton opens a window on the world through literature.

In this first programme, the translators of such diverse works as the cartoons of Asterix and the Gaul and the poetry of Sappho discuss their art.

Plus the story of the Kalevala, Finland's national epic, now being reinterpreted by a group of young musicians in Helsinki.

200C0120000723

Eight programmes in which Isabel Hilton opens a window on the world through literature.

In this first programme, the translators of such diverse works as the cartoons of Asterix and the Gaul and the poetry of Sappho discuss their art.

Plus the story of the Kalevala, Finland's national epic, now being reinterpreted by a group of young musicians in Helsinki.

200C0220000730

Eight programmes in which Isabel Hilton opens a window on the world through literature.

2: Italian journalist Gaia Servadio introduces the biography of a physicist who defected to Moscow; Potowari, mother tongue of the northern Punjab, takes its first steps as a literary language; and Eva Hoffman, Abdullah Hussein and John Sutherland discuss bicultural identity.

200C0220000730

Eight programmes in which Isabel Hilton opens a window on the world through literature.

2: Italian journalist Gaia Servadio introduces the biography of a physicist who defected to Moscow; Potowari, mother tongue of the northern Punjab, takes its first steps as a literary language; and Eva Hoffman, Abdullah Hussein and John Sutherland discuss bicultural identity.

200C0320000806

Eight programmes in which Isabel Hilton opens a window on the world through literature.

Today: politics and fiction from the Blue Fly bookshop in Lima; Les Murray introducing poetry from the arid Australian outback; and the storytelling legacy of Iceland, where even the Prime Minister is a published writer.

200C0320000806

Eight programmes in which Isabel Hilton opens a window on the world through literature.

Today: politics and fiction from the Blue Fly bookshop in Lima; Les Murray introducing poetry from the arid Australian outback; and the storytelling legacy of Iceland, where even the Prime Minister is a published writer.

200C0420000813

Eight programmes in which Isabel Hilton opens a window on the world through literature.

This week, how crime writing has take root in BERLIN in the company of the city's favourite crime writer, and bibliophile news from Egypt on the proposed rebuilding of the great library at Alexandria.

200C0420000813

Eight programmes in which Isabel Hilton opens a window on the world through literature.

This week, how crime writing has take root in BERLIN in the company of the city's favourite crime writer, and bibliophile news from Egypt on the proposed rebuilding of the great library at Alexandria.

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Eight programmes in which Isabel Hilton opens a window on the world through literature.

This week John Burnside explores the world of Spanish poet Antonio Machado; prize-winning Argentinian writer Leopoldo Brizmela talks about his novel `Inglaterra'; and an interview with Brazilian writer and actor Augusto Boal.

200C05Inglaterra20000820

Eight programmes in which Isabel Hilton opens a window on the world through literature.

This week John Burnside explores the world of Spanish poet Antonio Machado; prize-winning Argentinian writer Leopoldo Brizmela talks about his novel `Inglaterra'; and an interview with Brazilian writer and actor Augusto Boal.

200C0620000827

Eight programmes in which Isabel Hilton opens a window on the world through literature.

This week, Zimbabwe poets document the changes in their homeland over the past decade; novelist and publisher Adina Kanares laments the state of book production in Romania; and poet Jacques Darras discusses the books which are changing FRANCE's view of herself.

200C0620000827

Eight programmes in which Isabel Hilton opens a window on the world through literature.

This week, Zimbabwe poets document the changes in their homeland over the past decade; novelist and publisher Adina Kanares laments the state of book production in Romania; and poet Jacques Darras discusses the books which are changing FRANCE's view of herself.

200C0720000903

Eight programmes in which Isabel Hilton opens a window on the world through literature.

This week, critic Denis Scheck talks about being a judge for one of Austria's most prestigious literary prizes; a view of North Korean writing from Seoul; and a meeting with the best and brightest of RUSSIA's new novelists - Andrei Volos.

200C0720000903

Eight programmes in which Isabel Hilton opens a window on the world through literature.

This week, critic Denis Scheck talks about being a judge for one of Austria's most prestigious literary prizes; a view of North Korean writing from Seoul; and a meeting with the best and brightest of RUSSIA's new novelists - Andrei Volos.

200C08 LAST20000910

Eight programmes in which Isabel Hilton opens a window on the world through literature.

This week, a look at the Arabic vocabulary of love, where saliva occupies a priviliged place.

And as North and South Korea take their first tentative steps towards each other, a look at a new poem from Ko Un, the most prolific Korean poet of our time.

200C08 LAST20000910

Eight programmes in which Isabel Hilton opens a window on the world through literature.

This week, a look at the Arabic vocabulary of love, where saliva occupies a priviliged place.

And as North and South Korea take their first tentative steps towards each other, a look at a new poem from Ko Un, the most prolific Korean poet of our time.