James Naughtie talks to Gore Vidal, one of the great American men of letters.
Irish writer Colm Toibin joins James Naughtie and readers to discuss his novel The Master.
With James Naughtie. Norwegian author Asne Seierstad discusses The Bookseller of Kabul.
Jan Morris joins James Naughtie and readers to talk about her portrait of Venice.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie joins James Naughtie to talk about her novel Half of a Yellow Sun
Simon Armitage discusses his translation of the epic poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
James Naughtie talks to William Hague about his biography of William Pitt the Younger.
James Naughtie and an audience discuss Sarah Dunant's erotic thriller The Birth of Venus.
James Naughtie and readers meet Alice Sebold to discuss her debut novel The Lovely Bones.
James Naughtie and readers meet the 1982 Booker Prize winner Thomas Keneally.
James Naughtie and an audience discuss Barbara Kingsolver's novel The Poisonwood Bible.
James Naughtie talks to James Robertson about his historical novel Joseph Knight.
James Naughtie and an audience of readers discuss Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City.
James Naughtie talks to Colin Dexter about The Remorseful Day, Inspector Morse's last case
James Naughtie is joined by Germaine Greer to discuss her book The Female Eunuch.
From the Hay Festival, James Naughtie and an audience of readers talk to David Mitchell.
James Naughtie and an audience talk to Jodi Picoult about her novel My Sister's Keeper.
James Naughtie and an audience of readers talk to comic fiction author Jonathan Coe.
Historian Alison Weir discusses her biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine with James Naughtie.
Val McDermid joins readers to discuss The Mermaids Singing, the story of a serial killer.
The author Jonathan Franzen discusses his novel The Corrections.
James Naughtie discusses Miss Garnet's Angel with its author Salley Vickers.
Scientist Lewis Wolpert discusses his account of depression in Malignant Sadness.
James Naughtie talks to Jane Gardam about her book Old Filth.
James Naughtie talks to Matthew Kneale about his award winning book English Passengers.
James Naughtie is joined by American crime writer Elmore Leonard.
James Naughtie talks to John Berendt about Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
James Naughtie is joined by Lindsey Davis to discuss her thriller Time to Depart.
James Naughtie is joined by novelist Ali Smith to talk about her book Hotel World
Malorie Blackman joins James Naughtie and readers to discuss Noughts and Crosses.