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2009123120100101 (WS)

Samurai, artist Christian Boltanski, Greek writer Panoz Karnezis and predictions for 2010.

Truths and myths about Samurai; French artist Christian Boltanski, Greek writer Panoz Karnezis talks about The Convent and Jacqueline Springer and Robert Sandall tell us their predictions for great art and artists in 2010.

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Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart, Konstantin Grcic, Hollywood goes to Nollywood, Bruce Lee.

The Strand reviews the new Jeff Bridges film, Crazy Heart, Mark Coles meets German design master Konstantin Grcic (work pictured), Hollywood and Bollywood go to Nollywood, and Annemarie Evans goes to Hong Kong to find out what legacy Bruce Lee has left there.

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The story of the so-called Renaissance Generation and a look at African Literature today.

Aminatta Forna hears the story of the so-called Renaissance Generation, and Harriett Gilbert takes a look at current African Literature.

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This Monday's Strand is an edited version of World Book Club with Kiran Desai.

This month, a first for World Book Club: we’ve already talked to the mother, Anita Desai, on this programme - now we talk to the daughter, Indian writer Kiran Desai about her internationally bestselling work "The Inheritance of Loss". Winner of the Man Booker prize in 2006 Desai’s novel is a profoundly moving cross-continental saga that sweeps around the globe from the Himalayas to New York City to Cambridge, a place of endless humiliations. Reflecting the author’s own Indian American upbringing the novel interweaves the grand disruptions of politics with the domestic lives and loves of three memorable characters, the morose Judge, his lovelorn granddaughter Sai and their devoted, long-suffering Cook.

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Visual Arts 2010, Arab Reading Crisis, El Secreto De Sus Ojos, Giant Steps turns 50.

Today: Visual Arts 2010, Arab Reading Crisis, El Secreto De Sus Ojos, Giant Steps turns 50. Presented by Mark Coles.

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The Girl Who Played With Fire, Pat Metheny, Prithvi Theatre, Surrealists.

In today's Strand, a review of The Girl Who Played With Fire, an interview with musician Pat Metheny, an evening at the Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai and a look at The Subversion of Images exhibition at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. Below are Pat Metheny's instruments.

2010010720100108 (WS)

Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, Jonathan Lethem, Global Music Round Up.

On today's Strand a review of 'Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll' the new biopic of the English singer Ian Dury. We take a look at Jonathan Lethem's new book 'Chronic City' and The Strand hears some of the latest and grooviest sounds with DJ Rita Ray in a global music round up.

Below photograph shows Jonathan Lethem.

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Festival of the Desert, The Road, Kum Chi Keung, John Akomfrah

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The best of this week's Strand.

The best of this week's Strand, including an interview with Jonathan Lethem about his new book 'Chronic City', Hollywood and Bollywood go to Nollywood, a look at some of the latest and grooviest sounds with DJ Rita Ray in our global music round up, a review of the new Jeff Bridges film 'Crazy Heart', The Greek novelist Panoz Karnezis talks about his latest novel 'The Convent', Pat Metheny and his Orchestrion Project and the Parisian artist and sculpture Christian Boltanski talks to The Strand.

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The best of this week's Strand.

The best of this week's Strand including an interview with Jay Parini, a celebration of the 60th birthday of Leung Ping Kwan and review of 'Contra' - the new album by Vampire Weekend.

Also, a report on Senegal's 'African Renaissance' Statue, the novelist Adam Mars-Jones reviews Colin Firth in 'A Single Man' and a look at an international arts competition offering £100, 000 prize money.

Pictured here is Xiaolu Guo, who talked to The Strand this week about her new collection of love stories.

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Henning Mankell, Django Reinhardt, Russian Soap,

Fei Mu's Confucius

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Derek Walcott, photography, Santiago Theatre Festival

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Terry Pratchett, History of the World, Art Forgeries

Presented by Harriett Gilbert.

In today's programme: Terry Pratchett discusses his children's book which has been adapted for the stage, the Director of the British Museum explores the 'History of the World' and art fakes and forgeries at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

2010012920100130 (WS)

J.D. Salinger, Indonesian Presidential Pop, Indian Art

Presented by Bidisha.

In today's programme: The Strand remembers author J.D. Salinger, the President of Indonesia releases a CD of romantic pop tunes and Indian Contemporary art with an exhibition called The Empire Strikes Back.

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A Prophet, Bamako Cinema, Aussie Crime Fiction, Azari and Karimi.

Presented by Harriett Gilbert.

On today's programme: A Prophet, Bamako Cinema, Aussie Crime Fiction, Azari and Karimi.

Burning Moon oil painting (c) Azari and Karimi, courtesy of East Central/London and LMTH/New York

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The best of this week's Strand.

The best of this week's Strand, including a review of the new Mel Gibson film the 'Edge of Darkness', a report from the Santiago Theatre Festival and a look round a new exhibition; 150 years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Also, Palestinian writer and director Amir Nizar Zuabi talks about his play 'I am Yusuf and this is my Brother', Jaipur Literature Festival, David D'Arcy reports from Sundance and 'February' is the latest novel by Award-winning Canadian novelist Lisa Moore.

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Orhan Pamuk, Iraqi National Theatre, Kum Chi Keung.

Presented by Harriett Gilbert.

On today's programme: Turkish novelist and Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk, the Iraq National Theatre reopens and Hong Kong Sculptor Kum Chi Keung.

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Senegalese Sculpture, A Single Man, Philippines Art, The Last Station.

Presented by Harriet Gilbert.

In today's programme a Senegalese Sculpture, a debut feature-film by fashion-designer Tom Ford, Philippines Art and author Jay Parini talks about the film The Last Station.

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Sundance and Film Competition, Confucius, I am Yusuf, Tromso Film.

Presented by Harriett Gilbert.

On today's programme: Sundance Film Festival and The Strand launches the 'MyWorld My Minute' film competition, a review of the film 'Confucius,' the Palestinian play 'I am Yusuf' and the Tromso Film Festival.

The Strand - Thursday 14th January 20102010011420100115 (WS)

International Art Prize, Su Tong, Deadline, Anna Schevchenko.

Presented by Mark Coles.

On today's programme: The international arts competition that offers £100, 000 prize money, Chinese author Su Tong's Man Asia Prize winning novel, an exhibition of Hans Hartung's paintings in Paris and author Anna Schevchenko's latest book 'Bequest'.

The Strand - Thursday 28th January 20102010012820100129 (WS)

Afro Modern, Sundance, Chekhov at 150, Lisa Moore

Presented by Bidisha.

In today's programme: Afro Modern - An exhibition showing the influence of black culture, Sundance - We look at films by Michael Winterbottom and Gurinder Chadha, we mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov and Canadian novelist Lisa Moore's latest offering.

The Strand - Tuesday 12th January 20102010011220100113 (WS)

Up In The Air, Eric Rohmer, Vampire Weekend, Congo Strip.

Presented by Mark Coles.

In today's programme the new George Clooney film 'Up In The Air', we remember the late French film maker Eric Rohmer, Vampire Weekend release their second album and an exhibition of Congolese comic books.

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Edge of Darkness, Avrom Sutzkever, Jamaican Theatre, Jaipur Literature.

Presented by Bidisha.

In today's programme: A review of Mel Gibson's new film 'Edge of Darkness', We pay tribute to Avrom Sutzkever - one of the greatest poets of the 20th century, a mix of bawdy pantomime and social commentary in Jamaican Roots Theatre and the fifth annual Jaipur Literature Festival.

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Paul Hoffman, Wild Thing Exhibition, Xiaolu Guo, Elvis in Japan.

Presented by Bidisha.

In today's programme, author Paul Hoffman's latest novel, Wild Thing exhibition of African, Polynesian and Indian sculptures , novelist and film-maker Xiaolu Guo's love stories and Elvis Presley in Japan.

Tuesday 19 January 20102010011920100120 (WS)

Kader Abdolah, Post Apocalyptic Movies, Gao Xingjian, Stamps And Music.

Presented by Harriett Gilbert.

In today's programme: Kader Abdolah, Post Apocalyptic Movies, Gao Xingjian, Stamps And Music.

Photo of Kader Abdolah by Harry Pierik.

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Wednesday 20 January 20102010012020100121 (WS)

A History of the World, Nat Finkelstein, Istanbul.

Presented by Anna McNamee.

In today's programme: A History of the World, Nat Finkelstein, Istanbul.

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