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Podcasts from Spectator writers
Let Me Tell You What I Mean by Joan Didion reviewed
By Sarah Ditum
Marjane Satrapi, the author-director of Persepolis, tells Sarah Ditum about her Marie Curie biopic, exile from Iran and fears for the future of democracy
A Girl’s Story by Annie Ernaux reviewed
Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith reviewed
Doxology by Nell Zink reviewed
Joan Didion’s needle-sharp eye never fails
Annie Ernaux looks back at her teenage self — and sees a stranger
Patti Smith had a bad year in 2016
A New York state of mind
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