A selection of programmes from the BBC archive - author interviews and profiles.
Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Ian Fleming
The award-winning American author Joseph Heller discusses his work.
Zina Saro-Wiwa explores the legacy of Africa's first great post-colonial novel.
American author and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn talks about her career and writing.
Author Patrick Leigh Fermor on walking through Europe in the 1930s.
Laurie Anderson profiles one of the most original writers and thinkers of the 20th century
A reappraisal of Raymond Chandler, the Englishman who invented the PI as we know him.
I am a genius. Gertrude Stein. A genius. A genius. I. Gertrude Stein. Am I a genius?
Tim Marlow encourages us not to forget the novelist Lawrence Durrell.
Franny Armstrong looks at the explosive impact of Rachel Carson's 1962 book Silent Spring.
Andrew Marr talks to the writer Salman Rushdie.
Life of Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake, on the centenary of his birth, by his children.
Actress Diana Quick selects philosopher Simone de Beauvoir for Great Lives.
James Naughtie and readers talk to Clive James about the first volume of his autobiography
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Aldous Huxley's dystopian 1932 novel Brave New World.
James Naughtie talks to author Robert Harris about his international bestseller Fatherland
The writer Alan Bennett talks about his life and his new book Untold Stories.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie joins James Naughtie to talk about her novel Half of a Yellow Sun
Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Anthony Powell
Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Noel Streatfeild
Peter White visits Argentina to hear about the work of blind fabulist Jorge Luis Borges.
Mark Lawson meets Hilary Mantel, writer of Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring Up the Bodies.
Sir Kingsley Amis talks to Nigel Forde about his 40 years as a writer.
Arthur C Clarke talks to Nigel Acheson at his home in Sri Lanka, in his seventieth year.