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Celebrating reading and the 100 novels that have shaped our world.
Bernardine Evaristo discusses her polyphonic new novel Girl, Woman, Other
After a passionate debate, our panel has come up with this surprising literary selection.
In the year of her centenary listen again to Doris Lessing talking to Mariella Frostrup
Whitney Scharer discusses her debut novel The Age of Light
Emma Donoghue discusses her new novel Akin, plus a discussion of the best fiction spies
Another chance to hear Toni Morrison in conversation with Mariella Frostrup
Alex Clark talks to Richard Powers about his Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Overstory.
Debut novelists Damian Barr and Candice Carty-Williams
Uncovering surprising stories as beloved personalities talk Mariella through their books.
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah discusses his debut short story collection Friday Black
Carys Davies, acclaimed for her short stories, talks about her debut novel, West.
AM Homes on her new short story collection.
Daisy Johnson talks to Mariella Frostrup about her debut novel Everything Under.
Michael Donkor discusses his debut novel Hold.
Man Booker-winning Michael Ondaatje talks to Mariella Frostrup.
Cressida Connolly talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new novel After the Party.
Prize-winning short story writer Jessie Greengrass on her debut novel, Sight.
Donald S Murray discusses his novel As the Women Lay Dreaming, set on the Isle of Lewis
Jack Reacher author Lee Child talks to Mariella Frostrup.
Best-selling novelist Barbara Kingsolver talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new novel.
A collection of insights into what make great texts work
Jami Attenberg explores a surprisingly witty novel that shaped her world for Open Book
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams is available to listen to on BBC Sounds
Jane Smiley reports from "Steinbeck Country" where the great writer lived and wrote about
Mariella follows the great American writer's Arthurian quest in Bruton, rural Somerset.