Highlights from Free Thinking 2009, including Sarah Hall on the sources of her writing.
BBC Radio 3
Philip Dodd interviews cancer researcher Professor Frances Balkwill.
Matthew Sweet has a first night review of Ibsen's play Ghosts, adapted by Frank McGuinness
Afghan writer Atiq Rahimi discusses his new novel The Patience Stone.
Lionel Shriver talks to Anne McElvoy about her novel A Perfectly Good Family.
Anthony Julius talks to Anne McElvoy about the long history of English anti-Semitism.
Matthew Sweet discusses French versions of British history and reviews The Last Station.
Philip Dodd interviews Douglas Hurd and discusses the legacy of Arthur Koestler.
Anne McElvoy talks to economist Joseph Stiglitz and fashion designer Hussein Chalayan.
Rana Mitter presents the arts and ideas magazine, with interviews, debates and discussion.
Philip Dodd talks examines the world created by the Baby Boomer generation.
Matthew Sweet talks to philosopher, doctor, poet and critic Raymond Tallis.
In an extended interview, Philip Dodd talks to writer Martin Amis about his latest novel.
Anne McElvoy asks whether feminism is a central part of a civilised society.
Rana Mitter looks at the state of photography today as an art form and tool of reportage.
Matthew Sweet talks to Booker Prize-winning novelist Peter Carey about his latest novel.