5/5 At the 2015 Hay Festival, Welsh poet laureate Gillian Clarke explains why she writes.
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4/5 At the 2015 Hay Festival, novelist Frank Cottrell Boyce explains why he writes.
3/5 At the 2015 Hay Festival, author and journalist Horatio Clare explains why he writes.
2/5 Literary journalist and writer Alex Clark explains why she writes.
1/5 Editor and translator Daniel Hahn explains why he writes.
14/15 Birch trees provide punishment, beauty, versatility and wine, but are very short-lived.
13/15 Fiona Stafford on the holly tree, which reaches huge proportions if not pruned annually.
12/15 Fiona Stafford discusses the cherry tree, prized in many ways, but also in sharp decline.
2/5 Fiona Stafford discusses the Leyland cypress or leylandii.
11/15 Professor Fiona Stafford discusses the horse chestnut tree.
5/5 Playwright Jeff Young explores the unusually powerful impact of Kafka's language.
4/5 Playwright April de Angelis discusses Kafka's novel The Castle.
3/5 Karen Leeder explores Franz Kafka's very modern use of messengers and messages.
2/5 Hanif Kureishi on Franz Kafka's personal and artistic fascination with the body and food.
1/5 Margaret Atwood revisits an essay she wrote on Franz Kafka when she was 19 years old.
5/5 Michael Symmons Roberts on why he believes forgiveness has to be accompanied by justice. (R)
4/5 Dr David Starkey delves into the past as well as the present for examples of forgiveness. (R)
1/5 Journalist Madeleine Bunting explains why she believes forgiveness is a choice. (R)
David Hepworth on the changing rituals of courtship, from dance cards to 'hook-up' culture
A new short story by young Nigerian writer Chibundu Onuzo for Radio 3's Young Artists Day.
5/5 Film critic David Thomson explores Orson Welles's complicated relationship with failure.