5/5 Psychotherapist Emmy van Deurzen on how existentialism has shaped her life and work.
4/5 Film-maker Gary Walkow reflects on how existential thinking has influenced his work.
3/5 Michele Roberts on existentialist women writers and how these have influenced her own work
2/5 Theatre director Paul Hart considers the power and veracity of existentialist ideas.
5/5 Entrepreneur Luke Johnson celebrates the classic self-help book The Magic of Thinking Big.
4/5 Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman on Alice Walker's novel The Color Purple.
3/5 Actor Simon McBurney on John Berger's And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos.
2/5 Singer Tracey Thorn on how Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch spoke to her as a teenager.
1/5 Politician Alan Johnson on how Dickens's David Copperfield affected the course of his life
5/5 Novelist and journalist Ned Beauman confronts the idea that the appendix is redundant.