The Unexpected Professor
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Meet the Author: Professor John Carey on his relationship with literature

20 March 2014 Last updated at 20:04 GMT

This week's Meet the Author is with Sunday Times critic and Oxford University professor, John Carey.

His work, "The Unexpected Professor: an Oxford Life in Books", is an autobiography interspersed with essays on writers he admires.

Professor Carey spoke to Nick Higham about his relationship with literature.