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Uncovering surprising stories as beloved personalities talk Mariella through their books.
Oyinkan Braithwaite discusses her Lagos-set debut novel, My Sister the Serial Killer.
Diana Evans talks to Mariella Frostrup about her third novel, Ordinary People.
Alex Clark talks to Richard Powers about his Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Overstory.
Debut novelists Damian Barr and Candice Carty-Williams
Max Porter and Zoe Gilbert reflect on why myths are enjoying a literary resurgence.
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah discusses his debut short story collection Friday Black
Carys Davies, acclaimed for her short stories, talks about her debut novel, West.
AM Homes on her new short story collection.
Daisy Johnson talks to Mariella Frostrup about her debut novel Everything Under.
Michael Donkor discusses his debut novel Hold.
Man Booker-winning Michael Ondaatje talks to Mariella Frostrup.
Cressida Connolly talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new novel After the Party.
Prize-winning short story writer Jessie Greengrass on her debut novel, Sight.
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.
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
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams is available to listen to on BBC Sounds
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
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