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  1. Ian McEwan and Amy Bloom

    Ian McEwan on The Children Act and Amy Bloom on Lucky Us.

    First broadcast: 31 Aug 2014

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  2. Literary Scene in London

    Writers Damian Barr, Evie Wyld and Joe Dunthorne discuss the rise of live literary events.

    First broadcast: 24 Aug 2014

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  3. Literary Landscape: Ross Raisin and Yorkshire

    A ramble through northern moorland and the works inspired by it, from Bronte to Raisin.

    First broadcast: 17 Aug 2014

  4. Literary Landscape: John Banville and 1950s Dublin

    A tour of the foggy streets, smoke-filled bars and genteel hotel tea rooms of 1950s Dublin

    First broadcast: 10 Aug 2014

  5. Jessie Burton and Summer Reads

    Mariella Frostrup talks to Jessie Burton, author of the bestselling The Miniaturist.

    First broadcast: 27 Jul 2014

  6. Tom Campbell and Nikesh Shukla

    Tom Campbell and Nikesh Shukla on writing about this generation's alienated young men.

    First broadcast: 20 Jul 2014

  7. Richard Flanagan

    Richard Flanagan on the long tail of evil and why he had to write about the Death Railway.

    First broadcast: 13 Jul 2014

  8. From Alice to Lyra - Philip Pullman on why Oxford is the home of children's literature

    From Alice to Lyra - Philip Pullman on why Oxford is the home of children's literature.

    First broadcast: 29 Jun 2014

  9. Sandra Newman, Roopa Farooki, John Banville, Courttia Newland

    Sandra Newman on her new novel, plus John Banville, Roopa Farooki and Courttia Newland.

    First broadcast: 22 Jun 2014

  10. 15/06/2014

    Mariella Frostrup talks to Spanish writer Javier Cercas about his new novel Outlaws.

    First broadcast: 15 Jun 2014

  11. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Authors Salman Rushdie and Elif Shafak pay tribute to writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

    First broadcast: 08 Jun 2014

  12. 25/05/2014

    Ned Beauman and Nick Harkaway talk to Mariella Frostrup about writing conspiracy thrillers

    First broadcast: 25 May 2014

  13. 18/05/2014

    Joseph O'Connor on his new novel The Thrill of It All. With Mariella Frostrup.

    First broadcast: 18 May 2014

  14. 11/05/2014

    Tony Parsons talks to Mariella Frostrup about why he turned to crime.

    First broadcast: 11 May 2014

  15. Sadie Jones, Peter Buwalda, Will Self

    Mariella Frostrup talks to Sadie Jones about her latest novel Fallout.

    First broadcast: 27 Apr 2014

  16. Kamila Shamsie; Young feminist writing

    Orange short-listed author Kamila Shamsie discusses her latest novel A God in Every Stone.

    First broadcast: 20 Apr 2014

  17. Niall Williams, Armistead Maupin, Contemporary Chinese Literature

    Niall Williams talks about his latest book History of the Rain.

    First broadcast: 13 Apr 2014

  18. Damon Galgut, Kate Colquhoun, Judith Flanders, AL Kennedy, Julian Gough, Stella Duffy

    Man Booker-listed South African writer Damon Galgut on his latest novel Arctic Summer.

    First broadcast: 30 Mar 2014

  19. Anita Shreve, Rebecca Mead

    Anita Shreve discusses her new novel The Lives of Stella Bain, and the joys of Middlemarch

    First broadcast: 23 Mar 2014

  20. Mary Lawson; Iranian literature; AS Byatt and Cecil Day Lewis

    Acclaimed Canadian author Mary Lawson discusses her latest novel Road Ends.

    First broadcast: 16 Mar 2014

  21. Tobias Hill, Readers' Guide to Stefan Zweig, literary prizes

    Tobias Hill talks to Mariella Frostrup about his latest novel What Was Promised.

    First broadcast: 09 Mar 2014

  22. Sally Beauman, Darragh McKeon, Hamid Ismailov and Margie Orford

    Sally Beauman talks to guest presenter Ellah Allfrey about her latest novel The Visitors.

    First broadcast: 23 Feb 2014

  23. Ben Watt, Mike Nicol, Rachel Cooke and Jonathan Gibbs

    Ben Watt on his memoir about his parents, and literary reviews - do women get a fair deal?

    First broadcast: 16 Feb 2014

  24. Adam Foulds, Naomi Wood, David Park, Lindsey Davis, listeners' heroines

    Adam Foulds on his novel In the Wolf's Mouth, set in Sicily during the Second World War.

    First broadcast: 09 Feb 2014

  25. Deborah Levy; Bulgarian fiction; Jamie Byng's literary pick

    Deborah Levy revisits her early work and explores her relationship with her writing.

    First broadcast: 30 Jan 2014

  26. Horatio Clare and Christopher Nicholson on winter; Jeffery Deaver; Anna Whitwham

    Horatio Clare and Christopher Nicholson discuss the influence of winter in literature.

    First broadcast: 19 Jan 2014

  27. Carlos Acosta; Victoria Hislop; Literary heroines with Samantha Ellis and Dr Paula Byrne

    Books news with Mariella Frostrup. Carlos Acosta shares his Five of the Best Books.

    First broadcast: 12 Jan 2014

  28. Children's Laureate Special

    Children's Laureate special with Malorie Blackman, Jacqueline Wilson and Michael Rosen.

    First broadcast: 29 Dec 2013

  29. Year of the Women Writers

    Sally Gardner, Sarah Hall and Lennie Goodings discuss the 'Year of the Women Writers'.

    First broadcast: 22 Dec 2013

  30. Lord Peter Wimsey, John Freeman, Kate Mosse

    Jill Paton Walsh and Sarah Crown talk about the enduring appeal of Lord Peter Wimsey.

    First broadcast: 15 Dec 2013

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