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How the soldier repairs the gramophone

BBC journalist Allan Little talks to Sasa Stanisic, author of How the soldier repairs the gramophone - the English translation of which arrives in bookshops tomorrow - and remembers the day the war arrived in the town of Visegrad, on the River Drina, which separates Bosnia from Serbia,
I and countless other western reporters ran around the battlefields of Bosnia for years. We took absurd risks. Some of our friends didn't survive. We did it because we thought that being there enabled us to tell a vital truth. Sasa Stanisic's book is art not journalism, fiction not reportage. But the truth it tells is sharp and vivid and painful. link