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Man Booker-winning Michael Ondaatje talks to Mariella Frostrup.
Daisy Johnson talks about her debut novel Everything Under.
Kamila Shamsie on her novel, Home Fire, a reworking of Sophocles' Greek tragedy Antigone
Mariella Frostrup talks to celebrated author Allan Ahlberg, creator of The Jolly Postman.
David Walliams on his life as a children's writer.
Gail Honeyman talks about her first novel, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.
Mariella Frostrup talks to writer Jon McGregor
Australian crime writer Jane Harper discusses her new thriller Force of Nature.
Baileys prize-winner Lisa McInerney talks about her second novel, The Blood Miracles.
Pulitzer-winning Jennifer Egan on her new novel Manhattan Beach.
Prize-winning short story writer Jessie Greengrass on her debut novel, Sight.
Mariella Frostrup considers the enduring power and relevance of Greek myths.
From page-turner to page turn-off. What are your literary pet peeves?
Mariella Frostrup talks to Helen Dunmore.
As Paula shares her five best writing tips with Open Book’s Mariella Frostrup.
Literary icons as part of Gay Britannia across Radio 4 and the BBC
Helen Dunmore on why she wrote about a mother-daughter relationship in Birdcage Walk.
Get closer to books with in-depth articles, quizzes and our picks from radio & TV.
Open Book listeners share examples of memorable clothing items in fiction.
Professor Guiliana Piera describes how modern Italian crime writing goes beyond the Mafia
Diane Roberts on Lee's place in the literary traditions of the south, from July 2015
Featuring authors Shirley Barrett and Ian McGuire
Mariella Frostrup talks to Dr Joseph Devlin about the psychology of reading
A collection of insights into what make great texts work
Ann Morgan and Francesca Haig discuss the place of twins in literature
Edward Docx on Jane Austen's talent for narrating numerous characters at once
An extended interview with Julian Barnes on his new book, The Only Story
Scotland's first minister on her Saturday night reading habit
How readers and writers are working together to bring books to publication
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