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  1. Xiaolu Guo

    James Naughtie and readers meet Chinese author Xiaolu Guo.

    First broadcast: 03 May 2009

  2. Andrew Motion

    Andrew Motion talks to James Naughtie about his 10 years as Poet Laureate.

    First broadcast: 05 Apr 2009

  3. AL Kennedy

    James Naughtie talks to the author and part-time stand-up comedian AL Kennedy.

    First broadcast: 01 Mar 2009

  4. Bernard Cornwell

    James Naughtie talks to the novelist Bernard Cornwell.

    First broadcast: 01 Feb 2009

  5. Oliver James

    James Naughtie talks to the psychologist Oliver James about 'affluenza'.

    First broadcast: 04 Jan 2009

  6. Amitav Ghosh

    James Naughtie talks to the Indian writer Amitav Ghosh.

    First broadcast: 07 Dec 2008

  7. Fay Weldon

    James Naughtie talks to Fay Weldon about her novel The Cloning of Joanna May.

    First broadcast: 02 Nov 2008

  8. Michael Morpurgo

    James Naughtie talks to Michael Morpurgo about his novel Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea.

    First broadcast: 05 Oct 2008

  9. Gore Vidal - Point to Point Navigation

    James Naughtie talks to Gore Vidal, one of the great American men of letters.

    First broadcast: 07 Sep 2008

  10. Colm Toibin

    Irish writer Colm Toibin joins James Naughtie and readers to discuss his novel The Master.

    First broadcast: 03 Aug 2008

  11. Asne Seierstad

    With James Naughtie. Norwegian author Asne Seierstad discusses The Bookseller of Kabul.

    First broadcast: 06 Jul 2008

  12. Jan Morris

    Jan Morris joins James Naughtie and readers to talk about her portrait of Venice.

    First broadcast: 01 Jun 2008

  13. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie joins James Naughtie to talk about her novel Half of a Yellow Sun

    First broadcast: 04 May 2008

  14. Simon Armitage

    Simon Armitage discusses his translation of the epic poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

    First broadcast: 06 Apr 2008

  15. William Hague

    James Naughtie talks to William Hague about his biography of William Pitt the Younger.

    First broadcast: 02 Mar 2008

  16. Sarah Dunant

    James Naughtie and an audience discuss Sarah Dunant's erotic thriller The Birth of Venus.

    First broadcast: 03 Feb 2008

  17. Alice Sebold

    James Naughtie and readers meet Alice Sebold to discuss her debut novel The Lovely Bones.

    First broadcast: 06 Jan 2008

  18. Thomas Keneally

    James Naughtie and readers meet the 1982 Booker Prize winner Thomas Keneally.

    First broadcast: 02 Dec 2007

  19. Barbara Kingsolver

    James Naughtie and an audience discuss Barbara Kingsolver's novel The Poisonwood Bible.

    First broadcast: 04 Nov 2007

  20. James Robertson

    James Naughtie talks to James Robertson about his historical novel Joseph Knight.

    First broadcast: 07 Oct 2007

  21. Armistead Maupin - Tales of the City

    James Naughtie and an audience of readers discuss Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City.

    First broadcast: 02 Sep 2007

  22. Colin Dexter

    James Naughtie talks to Colin Dexter about The Remorseful Day, Inspector Morse's last case

    First broadcast: 05 Aug 2007

  23. Germaine Greer

    James Naughtie is joined by Germaine Greer to discuss her book The Female Eunuch.

    First broadcast: 01 Jul 2007

  24. David Mitchell

    From the Hay Festival, James Naughtie and an audience of readers talk to David Mitchell.

    First broadcast: 03 Jun 2007

  25. Jodi Picoult

    James Naughtie and an audience talk to Jodi Picoult about her novel My Sister's Keeper.

    First broadcast: 06 May 2007

  26. Jonathan Coe

    James Naughtie and an audience of readers talk to comic fiction author Jonathan Coe.

    First broadcast: 01 Apr 2007

  27. Alison Weir

    Historian Alison Weir discusses her biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine with James Naughtie.

    First broadcast: 04 Mar 2007

  28. Val McDermid

    Val McDermid joins readers to discuss The Mermaids Singing, the story of a serial killer.

    First broadcast: 04 Feb 2007

  29. Jonathan Franzen - The Corrections

    The author Jonathan Franzen discusses his novel The Corrections.

    First broadcast: 07 Jan 2007

  30. Salley Vickers

    James Naughtie discusses Miss Garnet's Angel with its author Salley Vickers.

    First broadcast: 03 Dec 2006

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