Celebrating the written word
Laurence Scott and Alice Kelly re-read Wharton's "gilded age" novel The Age of Innocence.
Jenny Erpenbeck discusses her highly acclaimed novel, Visitation.
Samuel West reads from the Graham Greene thriller that inspired the classic 1949 film.
By Kathleen Winter. In the Sermermuit Valley, the author is thrilled by a symphony of ice.
Samuel West reads the classic Graham Greene thriller that inspired the 1949 film.
By Kathleen Winter. On Dundas Island, the arctic animals lay claim to their habitat.
Shahidha Bari discusses pan-Africanism in plays, films, literature and politics.
Books of 2019, André Aciman, Bowie's Books
Poet Daljit Nagra selects the very best programmes from the BBC's poetry archive.
With Frank Skinner, Zaffar Kunial, Rob Drummond and Joseph Bond.
Mark D'Arcy talks to William Whyte about Westminster Abbey - A Church in History.
American author Ben Lerner on his novel Leaving the Atocha Station. With James Naughtie
Historian William Dalrymple, Wasafiri editor Susheila Nasta and novelist Romesh Gunesekera
From plenty to food banks - writer Priya Basil, curator Victoria Avery and Maia Elliot
Matthew Sweet and guests reflect on the experimental art of Nam June Paik and John Giorno
Stephen Mangan & Helen Monks explore attitudes to reading in prose & poetry set to music.
Daljit Nagra selects Man Versus God featuring Muhammad Iqbal’s epic poem Shikwa.
Everything you need to know about this year's story-writing competition for kids.
Judges for the competition are announced as submissions open.
The author of the Sandman comics shares the sci-fi novels that inspired him.
The actor compiled a list of his favourite comics during the recording of Anansi Boys.
Test your knowledge of the world of Harry Potter with our ultimate quiz.
Quiz time: Test your Austen knowledge to see if you qualify.