5/5 Jeanette Winterson considers a recent turning point in British attitudes to the arts.
4/5 Xiaolu Guo reflects on the role of Chinese 'coolies' on the battlefields of World War I.
3/5 German writer Daniel Kehlmann reflects on recent German history.
2/5 Writer Colm Toibin reflects on Ireland's role in World War I.
1/5 Turkish writer Elif Shafak reflects on a turning point in her native country's history.