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  1. Charles Cumming on A Colder War

    The best new fiction and non-fiction, talking to writers and unearthing lost classics.

    First broadcast: 11 Jan 2015

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  2. Sir Richard Eyre Five of the Best Books

    Theatre and film director Sir Richard Eyre chooses his five favourite books.

    First broadcast: 28 Dec 2014

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  3. Christmas Writings

    A celebration of the best, and funniest, writing about Christmas.

    First broadcast: 21 Dec 2014

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  4. William Fiennes on the Folio Prize; BJ Novak; Ben Elton on PG Wodehouse

    Evie Wyld and Peter Walker discuss writing about the Vietnam War.

    First broadcast: 14 Dec 2014

  5. Mal Peet on The Murdstone Trilogy

    Mariella Frostrup talks to Mal Peet about his latest book The Murdstone Trilogy.

    First broadcast: 30 Nov 2014

  6. Mirza Waheed on The Book of Gold Leaves

    Featuring Mirza Waheed on his new novel The Book of Gold Leaves.

    First broadcast: 23 Nov 2014

  7. Pulitzer prize-winner Marilynne Robinson on new novel Lila

    Pulitzer prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson on her new novel Lila.

    First broadcast: 16 Nov 2014

  8. Jane Smiley on Some Luck; Africa 39

    Mariella Frostrup talks to novelist Jane Smiley about her new novel Some Luck.

    First broadcast: 09 Nov 2014

  9. Sports Writing

    Mariella Frostrup stands on the touchline to celebrate the very best writing about sport.

    First broadcast: 26 Oct 2014

  10. Amanda Coe, Kathy Reichs, Catalan literature

    Featuring Amanda Coe, the literary beginnings of Sherlock Holmes, and Catalan literature.

    First broadcast: 19 Oct 2014

  11. Colm Toibin

    Mariella Frostrup celebrates the work of award-winning Irish writer Colm Toibin.

    First broadcast: 12 Oct 2014

  12. The Brethren; The Sense of Style

    Mariella Frostrup discusses Robert Merle's The Brethren, and Steven Pinker on Style.

    First broadcast: 28 Sep 2014

  13. Esther Freud on Mr Mac and Me

    Esther Freud talks about her new book, and Howard Jacobson on the book he'd never lend.

    First broadcast: 21 Sep 2014

  14. Ali Smith on How to Be Both

    Booker-shortlisted novelist Ali Smith and the art of the short story.

    First broadcast: 14 Sep 2014

  15. Ian McEwan and Amy Bloom

    Ian McEwan on his new novel The Children Act, and US author Amy Bloom on Lucky Us.

    First broadcast: 31 Aug 2014

  16. Literary Scene in London

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

    First broadcast: 24 Aug 2014

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Jessie Burton and Summer Reads

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

    First broadcast: 27 Jul 2014

  20. Tom Campbell and Nikesh Shukla

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

    First broadcast: 20 Jul 2014

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 15/06/2014

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

    First broadcast: 15 Jun 2014

  25. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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

    First broadcast: 08 Jun 2014

  26. 25/05/2014

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

    First broadcast: 25 May 2014

  27. 18/05/2014

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

    First broadcast: 18 May 2014

  28. 11/05/2014

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

    First broadcast: 11 May 2014

  29. Sadie Jones, Peter Buwalda, Will Self

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

    First broadcast: 27 Apr 2014

  30. 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

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