4/5 Personal disasters take their toll, but his latest novel receives the ultimate accolade.
3/5 The author's career takes off when he is invited to work the American lecture circuit.
2/5 Back teaching after his World War II service, the author makes a start on his first novels
1/5 The life and career of the publicity-shy, Nobel Prize-winning author.
The Nobel scientist Max Perutz shares his castaway choices with Sue Lawley.
Jilly Cooper selects tracks from Beethoven and The Sound of Music.
Jarvis Cocker remembers John Peel a decade after his death, and speaks to his wife Sheila.
3/6 Shannon Murray speaks about becoming the UK's first disabled high street model.
5/5 From poverty to white bread, says Freud of his final success.
3/9 Artist and sculptor Maggi Hambling nominates Rembrandt as her choice of a great life.
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