News and features from the world of books.
Mexican writers Valeria Luiselli and Jorge Volpi on their country's literary heritage.
American novelist Christopher Bollen talks about his book Orient.
Author Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor talks to Mariella Frostrup about her debut novel Dust.
Nigerian novelist Chigozie Obioma discusses his debut novel The Fishermen.
Mariella Frostrup on a new edition of the Oxford Companion to Children's Literature.
Robert Macfarlane on his latest book, which celebrates the language of the landscape.
Rabih Alameddine talks to Mariella Frostrup about his novel An Unnecessary Woman.
Anne Tyler talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new novel A Spool of Blue Thread.
SJ Watson, best-selling author of Before I Go to Sleep, discusses new novel Second Life.
Writer David Lodge discusses his new memoir, plus a librarian from the Orkney Library.
Canadian writer Emma Hooper on her first book, Etta and Otto and Russell and James.
American novelist Ben Lerner talks about his new book 10:04.
Theatre and film director Sir Richard Eyre chooses his five favourite books.
A celebration of the best, and funniest, writing about Christmas.
Evie Wyld and Peter Walker discuss writing about the Vietnam War.
Mariella Frostrup talks to Mal Peet about his latest book The Murdstone Trilogy.
Featuring Mirza Waheed on his new novel The Book of Gold Leaves.
Pulitzer prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson on her new novel Lila.
Mariella Frostrup talks to novelist Jane Smiley about her new novel Some Luck.
Mariella Frostrup stands on the touchline to celebrate the very best writing about sport.
Featuring Amanda Coe, the literary beginnings of Sherlock Holmes, and Catalan literature.
Mariella Frostrup celebrates the work of award-winning Irish writer Colm Toibin.
Mariella Frostrup discusses Robert Merle's The Brethren, and Steven Pinker on Style.
Esther Freud talks about her new book, and Howard Jacobson on the book he'd never lend.
Booker-shortlisted novelist Ali Smith and the art of the short story.
Ian McEwan on his new novel The Children Act, and US author Amy Bloom on Lucky Us.
Writers Damian Barr, Evie Wyld and Joe Dunthorne discuss the rise of live literary events.
A ramble through northern moorland and the works inspired by it, from Bronte to Raisin.
A tour of the foggy streets, smoke-filled bars and genteel hotel tea rooms of 1950s Dublin