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A celebration of programmes and clips dedicated to the craft of writing
Paralympian Ade Adepitan and comedian Dominic Holland talk books with Harriett Gilbert.
Chris Ledgard explores Orwell's dystopian vision of the future of language - Newspeak.
Mariella Frostrup talks to Jessie Burton, author of the bestselling The Miniaturist.
Rachel Johnson talks to author Michael Frayn about the struggles of writing fiction.
Rachel Johnson talks to writer AL Kennedy about the struggles of writing fiction.
Christine Finn explores how authors' archive is kept, now they write on screens not paper.
Sarfraz Manzoor meets Dolly Parton to discover her 'Imagination Library'.
How the written word, originally used for accountancy, gave rise to human literature.
Author Kate Mosse presents a themed edition of Woman's Hour on publishing.
The history of the politics, practice and process of reading.
Why do writers find happiness such a difficult emotion to capture on the page?
Melvyn Bragg investigates the changing ideals of masculinity in 20th century literature.
Robert McCrum on the life of Norah Smallwood, Britain's first woman publishing leader.
Melvyn Bragg assesses the role of Freudian analysis in understanding literature.
Melvyn Bragg and guests consider the development and the future of the novel.
Melvyn Bragg examines whether writers have a political role in modern society.
The history of the epic, from Homer's Odyssey to Joyce’s Ulysses.
Melvyn Bragg examines the movement that embraced Joyce, DH Lawrence and Virginia Woolf.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss pastoral literature from Virgil to Dylan Thomas.
How the invention of writing made the scientific revolution of the Enlightenment possible.
Author AS Byatt remembers Norah Smallwood, Britain's first female publisher.
How making signs on clay, wood or parchment enabled the development of human culture.
Melvyn considers the impact of the invention of the book.
How the invention of writing influenced the spread of religion.