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Ross Raisin, Nasima Razmyar and Wilhelm Sasnal

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29 April 2018

Episode 460

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Ross Raisin, the celebrated writer behind such novels as ‘God’s Own Country’ and ‘Waterline’, discusses his new title ‘Read This if You Want to Be a Great Writer’. Plus: we meet Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal and ask Nasima Razmyar, deputy mayor of culture and leisure in Helsinki, how to make cities both productive and fun.

29 April 2018

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Introduction

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Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks to the week ahead with Monocle’s Tom Edwards and Markus Hippi.

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Chapter 2

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Ross Raisin

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London-based author Ross Raisin has received critical acclaim for his novels ‘God’s Own Country’ and ‘Waterline’. Now he’s looking to spread some of that storytelling knowledge around with his latest book ‘Read This if You Want to Be a Great Writer’.

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Wilhelm Sasnal

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One of Poland’s leading contemporary artists, Wilhelm Sasnal works across mediums ranging from film to painting. His latest exhibition, “Sleep”, at London’s Sadie Coles HQ gallery, draws on art history, current affairs and pop culture. He takes Monocle’s Augustin Macellari through the gallery to explain where he finds his inspiration.

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Nasima Razmyar

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One of the fastest-growing cities in the Nordic region, Helsinki is always looking for new and exciting ways to compete with its neighbours. To learn how cities showcase their strongest draws for both locals and visitors, we meet Nasima Razmyar, Helsinki’s deputy mayor of culture and leisure.

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