Ali Smith is one of 20 Scottish writers who have contributed a series of monologues for Dear Scotland a collaboration between the National Portrait Gallery and the National Theatre of Scotland. You can hear the full interview with director Catrin Evans.
We also look at poetry for doctors... A new anthology is in creation and will be given to every newly qualified doctor this summer. Janice Forsyth hears more from Lilias Fraser and Dr Lesley Morrison, who requests Pete Seeger's Turn, Turn Turn
And we speak to wannabe astronaut turned author Hania Allen about her new crime book "Jack in the Box.".