Festive short stories, Hangovers in fiction, Christmas novels, Book choices for 2019
Why the classic short story has such strong associations with winter, and what it's like to write a Christmas novel every year.
As the BBC releases a tranche of classic short stories in audio form, writer Chris Power and critic Peter Kemp discuss how the form came to be associated with winter and darkness.
Journalist Max Liu staggers through the best literary hangovers including offerings from Kingsley Amis and Jean Rhys.
Best-selling novelists Karen Swan and Jenny Colgan explain what it's like to publish a Christmas novel every year.
And Mariella Frostrup and guests look ahead to what we'll all be reading in 2019.