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Read along with us - a list of books discussed in each programme
Diana Evans talks to Mariella Frostrup about her third novel, Ordinary People.
Oyinkan Braithwaite discusses her Lagos-set debut novel, My Sister the Serial Killer.
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Are you an avid writer aged between 14 to 18? If so this is for you
Radio 2's short story-writing competition for kids returns.
A special programme celebrating the breadth and power of writing from the Caribbean
Celebrating the work of author John Steinbeck on the 50th anniversary of his death.
Why the classic short story has such strong associations with winter.
Joyce Carol Oates discusses her latest novel, Hazards of Time Travel
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.
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah discusses his debut short story collection Friday Black
Alex Clark talks to Richard Powers about his new novel, The Overstory.
Get closer to books with in-depth articles, quizzes and our picks from radio & TV.
A collection of insights into what make great texts work
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.
Lee Child on outraging Jack Reacher fans, US immigration and his new novel Past Tense
Writers discuss the joys and challenges of reading their own works as audiobooks
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