Meet the Author: Peter Carey
5 April 2012 Last updated at 16:49 BST
This week's Meet the Author is with Booker prize-winning novelist Peter Carey, about his new book The Chemistry of Tears.
It is about a clock expert who is given an automaton to restore while dealing with the loss of her lover.
Nick Higham went to meet the famous Australian writer at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.