Andrew Miller discusses his novel Pure, winner of the Costa Prize 2011.
John Simpson and Hilary Spurling discuss George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia.
Ben Macintyre talks about his bestselling book Agent Zigzag, a true spy story from WWII.
Sathnam Sanghera discusses his award-winning memoir The Boy with the Topknot.
James Naughtie talks to David Almond about his prize-winning novel Skellig.
American writer Marilynne Robinson talks to James Naughtie about her novel Gilead.
Victoria Hislop talks to James Naughtie about her debut novel The Island.
Michael Ondaatje talks about his 1992 Booker prize-winning novel The English Patient.
David Baddiel is our guide to novelist Elizabeth Taylor's Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont.
Philippa Gregory talks to James Naughtie about her historical novel.