Amy Tan

Amy Tan on the tricky business of putting sex in her novels for the first time and zombie director George A Romero says the undead ain't what they used to be. White Teeth writer Zadie Smith explains why she likes messing around with the form of the novel and singer Gary Barlow says that life after Take That made him so fat that people didn't recognise him. South African jazz legend Hugh Masakela gets his trumpet out and plays live in the studio with an old friend, why Eastern Cape singer Simphiwe Dana dislikes the term 'world music' and a quick lesson in verse composition from poet Paul Muldoon.

Photo of Amy Tan (c) Will Ragozzino/Getty Images, Simphiwe Dana (c) Norbert Millauer/AFP/Getty, Zadie Smith (c) Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty

55 minutes

Last on

Sun 17 Nov 2013 22:06 GMT

Presenter Nikki Bedi

Nikki Bedi

Nikki curates, writes and presents The Arts Hour. Find out about her other work.

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