Boris Vian, Arne Næss, Karl Ove Knausgård, Javier Marías, Nawal El Saadawi, Tale of Genji.
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Who holds the power? US activist and author Rebecca Solnit talks to Shahidha Bari.
Shahidha Bari looks at staging Ayn Rand's ideas and meets the 2019 Caine Prize winner.
Anne McElvoy watches George Clooney in Catch-22 on TV and looks at recycling fashion.
Rana Mitter and the six shortlisted historians with an audience at the British Academy.
An anthropologist, a poet, an archaeologist and an angler reflect on the culture of rivers
Anne McElvoy reads a new biography of Chaucer and talks to novelist Bernardine Evaristo.
Elaine Showalter, Michael Schmidt, Peter Riley and Katie McGettigan with Laurence Scott.
A philosopher of love and a philosopher in love.
Alan Johnson, Pascale Petit, Hisham Matar and Peter Pomerantsev join Eleanor Barraclough.
Authors Max Porter, Samantha Harvey and AK Benjamin discuss empathy with Chris Harding.
Two writers and a poet in conversation about language, migrants and personhood.
Ruskin, Bazalgette and Clough: Laurence Scott examines three of Victoria's class of 1819.
Deborah Levy, Adam Phillips and Amia Srinivasan join Matthew Sweet at the British Library.
Anne McElvoy looks at the career of Botswana's most influential writer.
The director of Get Carter talks to Matthew Sweet about writing his own crime stories.
Artist Penny Woolcock, global health researcher Thomas Bollyky and Jane Stevens Crawshaw
Gillian Clarke, Sabrina Mahfouz and Michael Symmons Roberts respond to the war poet.
Michael Rosen looks at socialist fairy tales and radicalism in books for children.
The author of The Essex Serpent talks to Matthew Sweet about re-imagining the Melmoth myth
The author of Birdsong in conversation with Anne McElvoy about his new novel, Paris Echo.
Deborah Frances-White host of podcast The Guilty Feminist, Natalie Haynes, Michele Roberts
Kit de Waal, Darren McGarvey, Adelle Stripe and Michael Chaplin with Shahidha Bari.
Writer Howard Jacobson delivers a keynote lecture on why we need the novel.
Alison Bechdel's memoir on stage, a novel inspired by Kathy Acker, Oscar Wilde in the USA.