The Book Cafe marks 25 years of Tom Wolfe's novel The Bonfire of the Vanities.
Michael Palin discusses his new novel and what it is that writing fiction brings him.
Bestselling author John Irving joins Clare English in a Book Cafe special.
Bestselling writer John Irving joins Clare English for a Book Cafe special.
Author Andrea Stuart on untangling a family tree that includes slaves and slave owners.
Christopher Paolini explains how his career took off after self-publishing his first book.
Writer and editor Diana Athill talks to Clare English about her new book.
Clare English speaks to crime writer Jeffery Deaver about turning his hand to songwriting.
Alexander McCall Smith talks about how WH Auden's poetry has influenced his writing.
Mark Haddon joins Clare English to talk about his new novel The Red House.
Hilary Mantel discusses Bring Up the Bodies, the highly-anticipated sequel to Wolf Hall.
Clare English meets debut novelists Jenni Fagan and Elizabeth Reeder.
Paddington Bear author Michael Bond, Irvine Welsh and World Book Night.
The best gardening books for spring.
Featuring the first star author of the e-book era, Gordon Ferris.
Clare English revisits the figure of the 'mad woman' in our favourite literary classics.
Bestselling author Jodi Picoult joins Clare English to talk about her new book Lone Wolf.
Clare English explores why the Hunger Games trilogy stands out in the book market.
David Hayman talks about performing Philip Larkin's jazz-inspired poetry and prose.
We discuss Scotland's Bookshelf: twenty books representing the cream of Scottish writing.
An interview with Jonathan Safran Foer, plus a controversial new book on Lockerbie.
How Twitter has become a crucial survival tool for writers, publishers and libraries.
Another chance to hear author Jonathan Coe in conversation with Clare English.
Author Jon McGregor talks about the knack of coming up with a great title.
Helen Dunmore talks her excitement at being asked to write her first Hammer horror novel.
A preview of a new collection of songs based on George Mackay Brown's short stories.
We discover the work of Per Wahlöö, the Scandinavian crime writer all others look up to.
Clare English marks 30 years of acquaintance with teenage diarist Adrian Mole.
Clare English talks to author Janice Galloway at the Portobello Book Festival.
We mark the first appearance in print of Winnie the Pooh on Christmas Eve 1925.