Life of Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake, on the centenary of his birth, by his children.
On winning the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.
Michael Berkeley's guest is writer AL Kennedy.
A.S. Byatt talks to Mark Lawson about her own novels.
From Front Row on 7 May 2002
Great Missenden is Roald Dahl country. Helen Mark discovers the writers love of nature.
Cerys Matthews unlocks her uncle's rare recordings of Dylan Thomas's friends and family.
St Ives - where Virginia Woolf scrambled over the cliffs, inspired by the waves.
Welsh poet Owen Sheers chooses Dylan Thomas for Great Lives.
BBC archive from 1948
Writer Rachel Trezise tells the story of Dylan Thomas's broadcasting life.
The novelist tells Anthony Clare about trying to make sense of his real self.
Hanif Kureishi nominates his friend David Bowie as his hero.
Playwright, screenwriter, novelist and film-maker
Writer Fay Weldon and biographer Vincent Brome discuss the life of the visionary novelist.
Rapper Tinie Tempah talks to John Wilson about his admiration for author Malorie Blackman.
Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things that Matter, Episode 3
Alexandra Harris and Chris Stewart scramble past lemon trees in Virginia Woolf's footsteps
A room devoid of light and sound where a guest is left alone to reveal their thoughts.
Author Irvine Welsh discusses his life & work with Mark Lawson in an interview from 2001
The writer Joanne Harris meets the composer Howard Goodall.
Michael Berkeley's guest is writer and broadcaster Jonathan Meades.
Ernie Rea and guests discuss the theology of JRR Tolkien.
James Naughtie talks to Kate Atkinson about her novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum.
Virginia Woolf and a balloon of airballs! Kensington Gardens as a magical playground.
In Angela Carter's story a circus tiger shapes the destiny of the notorious Lizzie Borden.
Malorie Blackman on her science fiction book for young adults Chasing the Stars
Mark Coles profiles children's author and former children's laureate Malorie Blackman.
Rachel Johnson talks to writer AL Kennedy about the struggles of writing fiction.
James Naughtie profiles the storyteller who enchanted children with his grotesque tales.
Matthew Parris finds out about the life of writer Roald Dahl from one of his doctors.