79 posts about Books on this blog
Friday 5 September 2014, 11:18
Jim Naughtie and a studio audience hear from Allan Massie about his novel A Question of Loyalties.
Wednesday 27 August 2014, 09:09
Radio Producer, Gemma Jenkins, writes about Opening Lines and the themes and inspirations that emerged from this year's contributions.
Wednesday 30 July 2014, 16:04
Jim Naughtie and a studio audience hear from Sadie Jones about her novel The Outcast.
Tuesday 29 July 2014, 13:28
Radio 4 Extra presents a programme about James Baldwin, American novelist, playwright, poet and polemicist.
Friday 4 July 2014, 12:51
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway.
Thursday 3 July 2014, 13:58
This episode of Bookclub is available from Sunday 6 July
Tuesday 3 June 2014, 11:10
James Naughtie talks with Emma Donoghue about her novel Room with an invited group of readers.
Saturday 3 May 2014, 17:32
In 1967 Pauline Butcher, then a 21-year-old secretary, was sent to a London hotel on a typing assignment. The client turned out to be avant-garde American musician Frank Zappa.
Thursday 1 May 2014, 11:15
Christos Tsiolkas talks to James Naughtie and readers about his 2010 novel The Slap.
Thursday 3 April 2014, 13:44
Celebrated Irish writer John Banville discusses his novel The Sea woth James Naughtie.
Wednesday 5 March 2014, 13:28
Robert McCrum previews the new series of Publishing Lives - focusing on the role of women in books. Highlighting some of the most influential women of the 20th century, who have presided over the golden age of reading.
Friday 28 February 2014, 17:11
Bookclub: Naomi Alderman responds to readers' questions about her first novel Disobedience.
Thursday 20 February 2014, 08:20
Playwritght and award-winning dramatist Robert Forrest on adapting The Exorcist for Radio 4.
Monday 3 February 2014, 12:21
Radio 4 will be broadcasting a brand new version of the cult classic The Exorcist later this month.
Thursday 30 January 2014, 16:07
At its heart The Kite Runner is a story about love and loyalty, and that’s why it’s a book that will last.
Monday 20 January 2014, 15:23
American novelist Jonathan Lethem discusses 4 songs which have inspired his past books, and one which forecasts the next. His latest novel Dissident Gardens features on Radio 4's Book At Bedtime from 20 January at 22.45pm
Friday 3 January 2014, 14:33
James Naughtie talks about meeting Donna Tartt and how she explains her cult debut novel The Secret History, first published in 1992.
Wednesday 30 October 2013, 12:12
Jim Naughtie on Matthew Hollis's Now All Roads Lead to France.
Friday 11 October 2013, 10:04
Blog by Sophie Lewis about her personal experience of art and protest in Brazil, June 2013. Brazil, literature, Brazilian literature, writing, Litro, Paloma Vidal, Sophie Lewis
Thursday 3 October 2013, 14:27
Hilary Mantel discusses her Man Booker Prize-winning novel Bring Up the Bodies with James Naughtie and a group of readers.
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