Playwright and novelist Michael Frayn on why he wants to make his readers laugh
Historical novelist Tracy Chevalier on why she wants to bring the past to life
Why author Aminatta Forna is drawn to the topics of betrayal, love and loss
Award-winning Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid on his passion for fiction
Razia Iqbal talks to US author Paul Auster about his work, and his book Winter Journal.
The prolific writer and academic Joyce Carol Oates on how she finds work rewarding
"I'm dyslexic... I see language as objects on a page" author Richard Ford on writing
How much has changed for black Americans since Obama entered the White House?
Razia Iqbal's guest is the novelist Justin Cartwright
Razia Iqbal talks to the feminist campaigner Nawal Al Saadawi.