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  1. Jessie Burton and Summer Reads

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

    First broadcast: 27 Jul 2014

  2. Tom Campbell and Nikesh Shukla

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

    First broadcast: 20 Jul 2014

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 15/06/2014

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

    First broadcast: 15 Jun 2014

  7. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

    First broadcast: 08 Jun 2014

  8. 25/05/2014

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

    First broadcast: 25 May 2014

  9. 18/05/2014

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

    First broadcast: 18 May 2014

  10. 11/05/2014

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

    First broadcast: 11 May 2014

  11. Sadie Jones, Peter Buwalda, Will Self

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

    First broadcast: 27 Apr 2014

  12. 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

  13. Niall Williams, Armistead Maupin, Contemporary Chinese Literature

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

    First broadcast: 13 Apr 2014

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. Children's Laureate Special

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

    First broadcast: 29 Dec 2013

  25. Year of the Women Writers

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

    First broadcast: 22 Dec 2013

  26. 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

  27. David Vann, Stuart Kelly, Penelope Lively, Suzanne Berne

    Penelope Lively on where she writes and Suzanne Berne on her novel The Dogs of Littlefield

    First broadcast: 08 Dec 2013

  28. Bernard MacLaverty on a literary life

    Author Bernard MacLaverty talks about 50 years of writing with Mariella Frostrup.

    First broadcast: 24 Nov 2013

  29. Scott Turow; Paul Bailey and Manda Scot on gay literature; Charlie Hill

    Scott Turow talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new novel Identical.

    First broadcast: 17 Nov 2013

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