Young British economist Conor Woodman gave up a comfortable life in the City and traded it in for camels, jade, coffee and boogie boards. All with mixed results.
2010-01-27 09:47 TU
Nam Le is a literary wunderkind who has won multiple prizes for his first book. The Vietnamese-Australian writer talks to RFI about 'ethnic stories' and how he writes with seeming authenticity about places he has never been to.
2010-01-20 11:40 TU
Philippe Van Leeuw talks about his film about a Rwandan woman whose children were killed in the Rwandan genocide.
2010-01-06 10:36 TU
American best-selling author Lisa Gardner discusses why her suspense novels are keeping her many loyal French readers on the edge of their seats.
2009-12-30 15:46 TU
The American Frederick Wiseman is one of the world's best known documentary filmmakers. His debut 1967 film Titicut Folies on a prison for the mentally ill, was banned but he has been working since, his 38th and latest film La Dance zooming in on the Paris Opera's ballet corps.
2009-12-24 11:19 TU
British journalist and human rights activist Rupert Isaacson introduced his autistic son to horse-riding and traditional healers. Their trip to Mongolia to ride horses and meet shamans is the subject of a book and film, The Horse Boy.
2009-12-16 14:23 TU
Amira Hass is the only Jewish Israeli journalist to live permanently in the Palestinian territories. She is a determined critic of Israel's settlement policy and of infighting in the Palestinian camp.
2009-12-09 15:00 TU
One of the most important wine auctions ever to be organised in Paris is to be held on the 7th and 8th of December. Eighteen thousand bottles of wine and spirits from one of Europe's oldest restaurants, the Tour d'Argent, are expected to fetch at least one million euros. The man who chose the bottles from the Tour d'Argent's collection of 450,000 bottles is head sommelier David Ridgway.
2009-11-25 16:03 TU
Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani is best-known internationally for her part in Body of Lies, starring Leonardo di Caprio. The role marked a turning-point in her career.
2009-11-18 13:58 TU