The inaugural World Book Night took place on Saturday, 5 March 2011,
when one million books were given away by an army of passionate readers.
Listen to interviews with the authors of the 25 titles, broadcast since 1998.
James Naughtie interviews the author of Half of a Yellow Sun, winner of the 2007 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks to Mariella Frostrup about her book Half of a Yellow Sun, set during the Nigerian-Biafran war.
Jenni Murray talks to author Kate Atkinson about her novel Case Histories.
Mark Lawson talks to author Margaret Atwood about winning the Booker Prize for Fiction with her novel The Blind Assassin.
Mark Lawson talks to Margaret Atwood about fiction, feminism, the RSC's staging of her novel The Penelopiad, and her early experience as a puppeteer.
The writer Alan Bennett talks about his life and work in the context of his book Untold Stories.
The writer John le Carré reflects on the origins of his most famous character; the charismatic intelligence officer George Smiley.
Mark Lawson talks to Lee Child about his World Book Night novel, Killing Floor.
Lee Child and his brother Andrew Grant discuss competition, advice and how their reading habits have fed into their work.
James Naughtie's guest is Carol Ann Duffy, one of the most widely read British poets, talking about her inventive and funny collection, The World's Wife.
Carol Ann Duffy joins Jenni Murray to give her first interview as Poet Laureate.
Mariella Frostrup talks to Mark Haddon about his novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.
Jo Brand and David Quantick talk to Sue Macgregor about Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.
To mark his 70th birthday, poet and Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney discusses his inspirations with Mark Lawson.
Mariella Frostrup talks to Marian Keyes and other authors about the nature of 'Chick Lit'.
John Wilson talks to Ben Macintyre, author of Agent Zigzag about Eddie Chapman, a real-life double agent during World War II.
Mark Lawson talks to Edith Grossman about her work as translator for Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of Love in the Time of Cholera.
Rosie Boycott talks to documentary filmmaker Roger Graef and Labour MP George Galloway about Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
James Naughtie talks to the Canadian writer Yann Martel about his novel Life of Pi.
Alexander Masters, winner of the 2005 Guardian First Book Award, talks about Stuart: A Life Backwards.
Jon Snow and Christopher Frayling talk to Sue MacGregor about Stuart: A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters.
From the Hay Festival, James Naughtie talks to David Mitchell about Cloud Atlas, the novel that made him an overnight literary star.
James Naughtie talks to author Toni Morrison about her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Beloved.
Sue MacGregor talks to novelists Ian Rankin and Sadie Jones about Beloved by Toni Morrison.
Following the success of his 2004 novel Starter For Ten, writer David Nicholls discusses the TV-influenced structure he created for his third novel, One Day.
The author Philip Pullman discusses his fantasy novel Northern Lights with James Naughtie.
Kate Mosse talks to singer Imelda May and poet John Hegley about All Quiet on the Western Front.
James Naughtie talks to the best-selling writer CJ Sansom about Dissolution the first in his series of Tudor mysteries featuring the investigator Matthew Shardlake.
John Wilson interviews Nigel Slater, author of Toast, which is included in the World Book Night list.
Sports presenter Clare Balding and music writer Andrew Collins discuss Toast by Nigel Slater with Sue MacGregor.
In an extended interview, Mark Lawson talks to novelist Muriel Spark about a literary career that spans six decades.
James Naughtie and a group of readers are joined by Muriel Spark to discuss her novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
Sue MacGregor talks to Ian Rankin and Sadie Jones about The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark.
Sarah Waters, creator of Victorian romps, joins James Naughtie to talk about Fingersmith, a gothic tale of crime, swapped identities and mysterious parentage.
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