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Ariane Koek

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Ariane Koek was born in Pasadena, California, and flown out to live in Dhaka when only 6 weeks old by her Jewish New York father and her runaway English debutante mother. She is passionate about creative writing and the power of the imagination. She was a producer and director at BBC radio and in television for 16 years, before going  on to become the Director the Arvon Foundation for Creative Writing. She since been awarded a Clore Fellowship for 2008/9 and is funded by the Cultural Leadership Programme.

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Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.