Celebrating the written word
Maya and Jan have been kidnapped by The Seven, a group of women offering incredible gifts.
Johny Pitts talks to Caleb Azumah Nelson about Open Water, his hotly anticipated debut.
Shahidha Bari reads a new English translation by Robert Hurley.
The writer/drag performer and the television executive talk books with Harriett.
Maya and Horace have escaped from The Seven's compound and now plan to rescue Jan's baby.
With Linda Grant, Kassia St Clair, Amy Key, plus new drama from Lettie Precious.
Matthew Sweet talks to Joanna Bourke and Anna Tsing about the human and the non human.
Seven women arrive on our planet offering incredible gifts. But what do they want?
Kate Kennedy, Tim Stanley, Catherine Pepinster and Dafydd Mills Daniel on Newman's thought
Jonathan Keeble and Emily Pithon with readings from Trollope to Larkin and Imtiaz Dharker.
Poet Daljit Nagra chooses the best programmes from the BBC's poetry archive.
Ian McMillan and guests explore the challenge of crime writing.
Fiona Sampson, Peggy Reynolds and Anne McElvoy talk poetry and writing personal stories
Having survived a plane crash, the Turkish prime minister 1950-60 died in an execution.
Does a Tiger Come to Tea? Harriett Gilbert finds out.
Chloe Davis, creator of The Queen's English dictionary of LGBTQIA+ slang, talks to Michael
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.