News and features from the world of books, presented by Mariella Frostrup. Including a new edition of the Oxford Companion to Children's Literature.
The first edition of The Oxford Companion To Children's Literature was published just over 30 years ago. Now Daniel Hahn has taken on the huge task of updating the book to reflect recent developments - including entries on David Walliams, Jeff Kinney and JK Rowling. He talks to Mariella about how he decided what to put in, and what to leave out, and why he tried to include opinion as well as facts.
Also on the programme, Charlotte Eyre from The Bookseller, and judge of a new YA prize, tells Mariella about trends in Young Adult fiction and why every author wants a film deal.
Award winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce chooses the Book He'd Never Lend, not even to his mother-in-law and two children of novelists- Renny Taylor and Deborah Moggach - celebrate the reissue of their parents' children's books and share memories of growing up with a writer.
Daniel Hahn on Children's Literature
Charlotte Eyre on Young Adult Fiction
Frank Cottrell Boyce on the Book I Never Lend
Deborah Moggach and Renny Taylor
Read Daniel Hahn's introduction to the Oxford Companion to Children's Literature
BooklistThe Oxford Companion to Children's Literature edited by Daniel Hahn
The Children Who Stayed Behind by Bruce Carter
Mossy Trotter by Elizabeth Taylor
The Wheel on the School by Meindert de Jong
The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Y A Book Prize for fiction books for teenagers and young adults
Role Contributor Presenter Mariella Frostrup Interviewed Guest Charlotte Eyre Interviewed Guest Daniel Hahn Interviewed Guest Frank Cottrell Boyce Interviewed Guest Deborah Moggach Interviewed Guest Renny Taylor