Celebrating the written word
The devastating legacy of slavery confronted through one family through the generations
James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to Kevin Barry about Night Boat To Tangier.
Looking back at six decades of the prestigious literary prize.
Daljit Nagra selects the best programmes from the BBC's poetry archive.
Octavia Bright talks to Ross Raisin about his new book, The Hunger.
Josh O'Connor and Lydia Wilson with readings from Shakespeare to a bar mitzvah poem.
Michael Rosen talks to Matt Sewell about collective nouns in the animal world.
Frankenstein, lightning, the national grid, Bob Dylan, electronic orchestral instruments.
Chris Power looks at the ethical questions authors confront when writing about crime.
Daljt Nagra hunts out the best programmes from the BBC's poetry archive.
Books to cherish, recommended by poet Salena Godden and author-illustrator Rob Biddulph.
The evolving lexicon of online dating
Johny Pitts talks to Tess Gunty about The Rabbit Hutch.
With the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, hear literature and music linked to the city.
Daljit Nagra explores the BBC's poetry archive.
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.