Exceptional readings, available to download to your tablet or smartphone on BBC Sounds.
The electrifying new novel from Jon McGregor following an Antarctic expedition gone wrong.
Philosopher and scuba-diver Peter Godfrey-Smith explores the intelligence of the octopus.
After a violent incident on the Randall Plantation, Caesar asks Cora to run north with him
Fiendishly comic crime story set in Nigeria exploring an unusual relationship of sisters.
Matt Haig’s honest and uplifting memoir about living with anxiety and depression.
Meet Queenie. She's a funny, intelligent, loving, expressive, dramatic, catastrophist.
Twenty-something Julia wonders whether she's looking for love in all the wrong places
Jon Ronson is disturbed to discover a fake Twitter account posting as himself.
Jia Tolentino considers weddings in her essay I Thee Dread, from her book Trick Mirror.
Nicola Coughlan reads the story of Majella’s week, a routine broken by news of her granny.
Meet Jenny a 35 year old magazine writer, unhealthily obsessed with social media.
Underpaid publicity agent Tiffy finds an unusual solution to her housing crisis.
Roxane Gay reads the memoir of her body and her hunger
Megan Phelps-Roper on being raised in the aggressively homophobic Westboro Baptist Church
Part one of Vasily Grossman's dark and honest account of the battle of Stalingrad.
Brand new stories, from today’s best writers on Radio 4 – the home of the Short Story.
The dramatic story of one woman's escape from a life blighted by gang culture.
An early loss for the passionate poet-turned-musician.
Alone in Pimlico, Anthony has a moment of self-knowledge: the best is over.