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This archive collection includes all interviews broadcast since 2003.

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  • Oliver Sacks Oliver Sacks

    James Naughtie talks to Dr Oliver Sacks about The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat.

  • C J Sansom C J Sansom

    James Naughtie meets the best-selling writer C J Sansom to discuss Dissolution, the first in his series of Tudor mysteries.

  • Alice Sebold Alice Sebold

    James Naughtie and readers meet American author Alice Sebold to discuss her debut novel The Lovely Bones.

  • Asne Seierstad Asne Seierstad

    Norwegian author Asne Seierstad talks about The Bookseller of Kabul, based on her time as an Afghanistan correspondent.

  • Will Self Will Self

    Will Self talks to James Naughtie and readers about his novel How The Dead Live.

  • Carol Shields Carol Shields

    Pulitzer prize-winning author Carol Shields discusses her book Larry's Party with James Naughtie and a group of readers.

  • Lionel Shriver Lionel Shriver

    Lionel Shriver joins James Naughtie and a studio audience to discuss her book We Need to Talk About Kevin.

  • Joe Simpson Joe Simpson

    James Naughtie meets mountaineer Joe Simpson to talk about his nail-biting, prize-winning book Touching the Void.

  • Gillian Slovo Gillian Slovo

    James Naughtie talks to Gillian Slovo about her novel Red Dust, a courtroom drama set in post-apartheid South Africa.

  • Jane Smiley Jane Smiley

    James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to American author Jane Smiley about A Thousand Acres.

  • Alexander McCall Smith Alexander McCall Smith

    Bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith discusses the first in his series of humorous novels set in Edinburgh; 44 Scotland Street.

  • Ali Smith Ali Smith

    James Naughtie is joined in Brighton by novelist Ali Smith to talk about her book Hotel World.

  • Zadie Smith Zadie Smith

    James Naughtie talks to Zadie Smith about the impact of her debut novel White Teeth.

  • Dava Sobel Dava Sobel

    James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to author Dava Sobel about her international bestseller Longitude.

  • Muriel Spark Muriel Spark

    James Naughtie and a group of readers are joined by Muriel Spark to discuss her novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

  • Graham Swift Graham Swift

    James Naughtie and an audience meet Booker-prize winning novelist Graham Swift to talk about his novel Waterland.

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Matthew Hollis - Now All Roads Lead to France

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Matthew Hollis talks to James Naughtie about his biography of poet Edward Thomas.


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