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OPEN BOOK - Booklist up to March 2009
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Sunday 16:00-16:30, repeated Thursday 16:00-16:30, except first Sunday in the month when it is replaced by Book Club.
Booklists in Open Book programmes up to March 2009. For more recent editions of Open Book, and booklists, visit the new Open Book homepage.
March 2009

29/03/2009 Tom Rob Smith on his Soviet-era thriller; writing about Alzheimer's; and a walk round Venice with Donna Leon.

22/03/2009 - Maggie Gee on her Ugandan novel My Driver; novelists who write in pairs; and William Boyd on Raymond Chandler.

15/03/2009 - Marcel Theroux on global warming and life in Siberia; advice on historical fiction; and South Africa's era of literary censorship.

08/03/2009 - Joan Bakewell makes her literary debut in her seventies; PD James on the underrated novels of Cyril Hare; and animal biographies.
February 2009

22/02/2009
- Sanjida O'Connell on researching a novel in Outer Mongolia; Beryl Bainbridge revels in the work of Hans Fallada; and Iain Banks on his science fiction.

15/02/2009 - Sophie Hannah, Edwin Drood and a book written in a single paragraph.

08/02/2009 - Kate Grenville, recession literature and readers' guide to John Updike
January 2009

25/01/2009 Charles Elton, readers clinic, Mills and Boon and rugby, and how not to write a novel.

18/01/2009 Niccolo Ammaniti on The Crossroads; Roberto Bolano's posthumous masterpiece; and revelations about Dracula.

11/01/2009 Jay McInerney; the Scandinavian crime industry; and US Presidents' bedtime reading.
December 2008

28/12/2008 An Open book special on writing about families 

21/12/2008 Nigella Lawson's five favourite books, Aravind Adiga and first novels

14/12/2008 The pick of 2008 Children's books; the poet Sean O'Brien and Norman Maclean remembered

November 2008

30/11/2008 Ian Buruma on his book The China Lover; Christmas picks and longer lasting books

23/11/2008 Will Self on William Burroughs; Bluebeard; and books about the our planet

16/11/2008- Shena Mackay on the short story; American reading habits and could books help beat the credit crunch?

09/11/2008- Toni Morrison special.
October 2008

26/10/2008
- Bernard Cornwell, seventy years of the Teach Yourself books and Nevil Shute's chilling classic.

19/10/2008 - Thomas Keneally, Alexander Linklater on his father Eric and reading the entire Oxford English Dictionary

12/10/2008 - Misha Glenny with Paul Auster, and the Cheltenham Literature Festival
September 2008

28/09/2008 
Zoe Heller, Alan Sillitoe and books for men.

21/09/2008  Marilynne Robinson, the late David Foster Wallace, Irene Nemirovsky and book collecting.

14/09/2008 The Poldark series, Tibor Fischer, books for a rainy day and Frankenstein in fiction.
August 2008
 
31/08/2008 Andrew Miller, children’s book websites, Arthur C Clarke, and W G Sebald

24/08/2008 Muriel Gray with Philippa Gregory, graphic novels, love letters and the work of Max Blecher.

17/08/2008 Owen Sheers in New York with Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt, and writing in Brooklyn

10/08/2008 Owen Sheers in New York with Meg Wolitzer, e-books and the Morgan Library.
July 2008

27/07/2008 John Healy, Deirdre Madden, and art in literature.

20/07/2008 Raymond Briggs, Robert Edric and Seth Lerer on the the origins of children's literature.

13/07/2008 Patrick McGrath, Herman Melville and the lure of upstairs/downstairs.
June 2008

29/06/2008 In a crime-filled edition of Open Book, Irvine Welsh talks about his dark new novel; John Banville reflects on his move from the literary to the criminal; and two writers discuss their new sleuths.

22/06/2008 Dave Pelzer, Adam Thirlwell on Les Miserables, objects found in second hand books, and a reading clinic: adult reading for teenagers.

15/06/2008 Damon Galgut on his new book, rewriting fiction for the American market and a book inspired by Ulysses.

08/06/2008  Susan Hill on her crime fiction; Paul Bailey on Andrei Makine; and an ex-prisoner explains how life inside influenced his fiction debut.
May 2008

25/05/2008 A Hay Festival special with Andrew Davies, Tim Smith, Philip Kerr and Catherine O'Flynn

18/05/2008 Sebastian Barry on writing and salmon fishing, classics that read like thrillers, and fictional twins. 

11/05/2008 John Burnside on his new novel Glister, the office novel, unusual book advertising and the star of book design, Chip Kidd.

April 2008

27/04/2008- William Sutcliffe, Dmitri Nabokov on his father's unfinished novel; and Robert Ryan and Janis Cooke Newman on 'factioning' of famous lives

20/04/2008- Will Self, Philip Hensher on VS Naipaul; and a rediscovered novel by Dumas

13/04/2008- Salley Vickers, Macmillan New Writing Scheme and fictionalising artists
March 2008

30/03/2008
Julia Donaldson, author of the Gruffalo, on telling stories to your kids; Jo Brand chooses her five favourite books and the literature of Armageddon

24/03/2008Andrew Grieg on his new novel Romanno Bridge, the transition from writing columns to novels, this week's Reading Clinic on where to begin and Jenny Uglow profiles Mrs. Gaskell

16/03/2008 Manil Suri on The Age of Shiva, writers who have worked in bookshops, a reading clinic on books on Berlin and the rise of independent publishers

09/03/2008- Justine Picardie on Daphne du Maurier, interactive novels, fake holocaust memoirs and how we evolved to cope with the written word
February 2008

24/02/2008 Richard Dawkins chooses his Five of the Best; Clare Morrall on music and solitary childhood and the strange world of Jose Saramago

17/02/2008 Bernhard Schlink, author of The Reader, on his new novel; Gissing's classic New Grub Street revisited; and the first review of a completely blank book.

10/02/2008 Joanna Trollope on her latest book; Carol Tololski and Frank Tallis on psychoanalytical fiction and a literary discovery.
January 2008

27/01/2008 Will Self on the visionary novels of J. G. Ballard; Helen Dunmore explains her fascination with an ancient Latin poet; and do philosophy and fiction mix?

20/01/2008 Children's author Eoin Colfer, translations and public funding, and public schools in fiction.

13/01/2008 The life and works of Edgar Allen Poe
December 2007

30/12/2007 Comedy writing special

23/12/2007 Khaled Hosseini special interview

16/12/2007 Novelist Benjamin Markovits, Christmas non-fiction picks and Chinese writer, Eileen Chang
 
09/12/2007 Australian novelist Christopher Koch, Christmas fiction picks and the classics rewritten for children.
November 2007

25/11/2007 Richard Russo on Bridge of Sighs, the art of idling, Sweeney Todd and marketing books

18/11/2007- Norman Mailer, reading and ethnic diversity and football fiction

11/11/2007- Alice Sebold, Saki and the death of the traditional book
October 2007

28/10/2007 Jane Gardam, classics works from different angles, science fiction, and war of words over Tolstoy

21/10/2007 Malorie Blackman, websites for new authors and erotic fiction

14/10/2007 Douglas Coupland, John Cowper Powys, long books and Martin Bell
September 2007

30/09/2007 Michael Ondaatje, illustrated books for adults, and a neglected Dickens

23/09/2007 Geraldine McCaughrean, weather in fiction and a reader's guide to Saul Bellow

16/09/2007 Peter Ackroyd , New Writing Ventures and stories from the Second World War

09/09/2007 Jonathan Coe, Booktrust, Prue Leith and Jane Austen spinoffs
August 2007

26/08/07 Robert Macfarlane in the wilderness, judging a book prize and Adrian Chiles' five favourite books

19/08/07Joseph Conrad, Nicholas Shakespeare on marriage and biographers on working with the family.

12/08/2007Elif Shafak, writing as a teenager, Virginia Woolf's servants and seasonal publishing
July 2007

29/07/2007 Marcus Sedgwick, Vintage Twins, Italian Crime fiction and the writer-agent relationship on stage.

22/07/2007 Summer reading, Sam North and Sue Townsend on audio books

15/07/2007 Armistead Maupin, Mark Knopfler and childrens books for adults

08/07/2007 John Harvey, Online Publishing, Parent Child Writing Relationships and H Rider Haggard
June 2007

24/06/2007 Gordon Brown, and the Harry Potter Phenomenon

17/06/2007  An Open Book special on novelist, Penelope Lively
 
14/06/2007  Michael Chabon, Louise Doughty and North East Teenagers
May 2007 

27/05/2007
HAY ON WYE SPECIAL: Gordon Brown, Thomas Keneally, bookselling and promoting in Hay on Wye, and Rachel Carson.

20/05/2007Owen Sheers, Science Fiction, American book critics and blubs

13/05/2007 Archaeology in fiction, the great American novel and Helen Oyeyemi
April 2007

29/04/2007 Sebastian Faulks, Political Writing and W Somerset Maugham

22/04/2007Anne Enright, talking sheep, Pulitzer prize and condensed classics

15/04/2007 Graham Swift, Writing from beyond the grave and US fiction
March 2007

25/03/2007 China Mieville, Derek Landy and Historical fiction for children
 
18/03/2007 Jim Crace, Ali Smith on Katherine Mansfield, Vernon God Little and time in novels

11/03/2007 Tracy Chevalier, longhand versus typing, book websites and Kevin Jackson
February 2007

25/02/2007 Gerard Woodward, teaching tips for Martin Amis and dishing the dirt in office fiction

18/02/2007 Saga writing, reading philosophy with children and book websites

11/02/2007 Justin Cartwright, music in libraries, typeface and Bernard Cooper
January 2007

28/01/2007 
Sophie Kinsella, Kidnapped, Stef Penney and Georgina Harding

21/01/2007 Memory in fiction, and Derek Raymond 

07/01/2007 Alice Hoffman, The Tudors and Wuthering Heights
December 2006

31/12/2006 Indian Writing Special

24/12/2006 The House As A Character in Fiction

17/12/2006 Richard Powers, Crime Fiction and Arthur Ransome

10/12/2006 Childrens' Books

November 2006

26/11/2006 Charles Frazier, Ivan Vladislavic, high speed printers
 
19/11/2006 Martin Amis

12/11/2006 Javier Cercas, mountain writing, nature writing
October 2006

29/10/2006Alice Munro, locked room mysteries and audio books

22/10/2006 Celebrity Publishing, Jean Plaidy, Mal Peet and blogs

15/10/2006- Julie Walters, American crime fiction and and Robert Westall

08/10/2006 - Clive James, J B Priestley, literary festivals and Kate O'Brien

September 2006

24/09/2006 -Nick Hornby, Christopher Hope, Alison Bechdel, and copyright

17/09/2006- DH Lawrence, writers' notebooks and publishing in China

10/09/2006 - Mark Haddon, autobiographies and short stories
August 2006

27/08/2006 - British book industry special recorded with a live audience

20/08/2006 - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Suffragettes in Fiction and Arab Writers. 

13/08/2006 - William McIlvanney and Mary Renault
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