Books and authors - clips and interviews of authors on Radio 4
Actor Michael Sheen describes his long-held love of Neil Gaiman's writing.
Penny Downie reads an extract from Judith Tebbutt's 'A Long Walk Home'.
Neil Gaiman tells Nick Briggs about his book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
Olivia Hanninan reads an extract from Jennie Rooney's 'Red Joan'.
Deborah Weston reads an extract from Suzanne Corkin's Permanent Present Tense.
Debora Weston reads an extract from Suzanne Corkin's Permanent Present Tense.
Crime writer Val McDermid talks about the lengthy process of developing ideas for stories.
Michael Maloney reads an extract from Florian Illies's 1913.
Sarah Courtauld discusses her short story, with a clip read by Daisy Haggard.
Deborah Moggach discusses her novel Tulip Fever.
Julian Rhind-Tutt reads an extract from Ian Sansom's new thriller, The Norfolk Mystery.
David Peace on how poetry of the Russian Revolution was an inspiration for Red or Dead.
A gay man, married for 19 years with 2 daughters, admits to his wife that he's homosexual.
"Harry Nilsson was one of the very few pop musicians of the 60s and 70s with no biography"
Kerry Shale reads from ‘Nilsson: The Life of a Singer Songwriter’ by Alyn Shipton.
Paul Theroux responds to a reader who suggests he can come across as grumpy.
Set in New Zealand in the 1860's, The Luminaries is long listed for the Man Booker Prize.
NoViolet Bulawayo's novel, We Need New Names, is shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize
Jung Chang talks about her book. Photo by Jon Halliday.
Ian McEwan discusses Tatiana Salem Levy's 'Lost Time' with BBC Brasil's Monica Vasconcelos
Hilary Mantel discusses 'Bringing Up the Bodies' with James Naughtie.
Seamus Heaney brings his writing to life as he reads from his translation of Beowulf.
Rebecca Callard reads an extract from Paloma Vidal's story 'Asi Es La Vida - That's Life'