Books and authors - clips and interviews of authors on Radio 4
Matthew Hollis describes the origins of Edward Thomas’s most celebrated poem, Adlestrop.
Indira Varma reads an excerpt from The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri.
An excerpt from The Letters of John F Kennedy by Martin W Sandler.
Bernard MacLaverty talks about 50 years of writing in an Open Book special.
The writer talks to John Wilson about his latest Rebus novel, Saints of the Shadow Bible.
Donna Tartt talks about her cult bestseller The Secret History.
The two met at University and became great friends.
Mark Stanton remembers Paul Torday, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen author, who died aged 67.
The dancer on why he chose one of his Five of the Best Books
The author of The Kite Runner explains the childhood pastime to James Naughtie.
Author AS Byatt remembers Norah Smallwood, Britain's first female publisher.
As part of Character Invasion, Helen Fielding discusses how she developed her heroine.
The humourist and author says his father's negative comments have remained with him.
Writeordie is the app that forces you to be productive with a range of threats
Christos Tsiolkas recalls the mutual incomprehension between his mother and a little boy.
British academic Andy Orchard discusses JRR Tolkien's newly published Beowulf translation
A clip from Bookclub
More on Laurie Lee at 100
Sadie Jones on Surrey as the dark heart of Britain
Writer Malcolm Gladwell on the importance of a generous spirit.
Kirsty Lang talks to George RR Martin at the Edinburgh Festival.
Prof John Mullan tells Stephen about the long tradition of great authors reading aloud.
The writer speaks to the Today programme's Mishal Husain.
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