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This archive collection includes all interviews broadcast since 2003.

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  • Xiaolu Guo A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers

    James Naughtie meets Chinese author Xiaolu Guo to talk about her novel A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers.

  • Barbara Vine A Dark Adapted Eye

    Barbara Vine talks about her haunting novel A Dark Adapted Eye.

  • John Irving A Prayer for Owen Meany

    James Naughtie and readers talk to celebrated American author John Irving about his novel, A Prayer for Owen Meany.

  • Bill Bryson A Short History of Nearly Everything

    James Naughtie talks to author Bill Bryson about his book A Short History of Nearly Everything.

  • Jane Smiley A Thousand Acres

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

  • Nick Hornby About A Boy

    James Naughtie and a studio audience meet novelist Nick Hornby to discuss About A Boy.

  • Sue Townsend Adrian Mole Series

    James Naughtie is joined by Sue Townsend to discuss the life of her best loved comic creation; Adrian Mole.

  • Oliver James Affluenza

    James Naughtie talks to the psychologist Oliver James about Affluenza.

  • William Trevor After Rain

    William Trevor talks to James Naughtie and an audience about his collection of short stories After Rain.

  • Beryl Bainbridge An Awfully Big Adventure

    James Naughtie meets the distinguished novelist Beryl Bainbridge to discuss her novel An Awfully Big Adventure.

  • Frank McCourt Angela's Ashes

    James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to the Irish-American author Frank McCourt about his bestselling memoir Angela's Ashes.

  • Mario Vargas Llosa Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

    James Naughtie talks to one of South America's leading writers Mario Vargas Llosa, about his novel Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter.

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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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