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Pulitzer-winning Jennifer Egan on her new novel Manhattan Beach.
Prize-winning short story writer Jessie Greengrass on her debut novel, Sight.
Gail Honeyman talks about her first novel, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.
Mariella Frostrup considers the enduring power and relevance of Greek myths.
Mariella Frostrup talks to Helen Dunmore.
Mariella Frostrup talks to writer Jon McGregor
From March 2017
A Horse Walks Into A Bar has won the 2017 prize. Here's our interview from 2016
From page-turner to page turn-off. What are your literary pet peeves?
Balli Kaur Jaswal on writing explicit sex scenes for Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows.
As Paula shares her five best writing tips with Open Book’s Mariella Frostrup.
Literary icons as part of Gay Britannia across Radio 4 and the BBC
Helen Dunmore on why she wrote about a mother-daughter relationship in Birdcage Walk.
Open Book listeners share examples of memorable clothing items in fiction.
Sir Quentin Blake and Emma Chichester Clark discuss their work on Three Little Monkeys
Professor Guiliana Piera describes how modern Italian crime writing goes beyond the Mafia
Diane Roberts on Lee's place in the literary traditions of the south, from July 2015
Featuring authors Shirley Barrett and Ian McGuire
Mariella Frostrup talks to Dr Joseph Devlin about the psychology of reading
Ann Morgan and Francesca Haig discuss the place of twins in literature
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