Reflections on American writer Toni Morrison in her own words and those of her peers.
Andi Oliver on Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.
Paul Morley on the unknown Anthony Burgess - his northern roots and his work as a composer
Wole Soyinka explores the notion of dignity within a climate of fear.
Arthur C Clarke talks to Nigel Acheson at his home in Sri Lanka, in his seventieth year.
Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke talks about his admiration for Stapledon
Ben Brantley of the New York Times describes how the city informed Arthur Miller's work.
Christopher Bigsby traces the life and work of Arthur Miller, mostly in Miller's own words
The Russian-born writer whose influence is most evident in her adopted home of the USA.
Neuropsychologist Paul Broks looks at the idea of leading a good life by being selfish.
George Orwell has been dead for 70 years. What can his ideas tell us about life in 2020?
Allan Little analyses some of the factors that have given Cuba such a prominent image.
The acclaimed chef and writer talks to John Wilson in August 2000
Mark Lawson talks to Chinua Achebe for Radio 4’s Front Row. First broadcast in June 2007.
Acclaimed critic Sir Christopher Ricks discusses his passion for T. S. Eliot.
Literary critic Christopher Ricks on the annotated poems of T. S. Eliot.
Darcus Howe discusses his uncle, the sportsman, writer and revolutionary CLR James.
Should Americans celebrate, or be embarrased by, Columbus Day?
St Ives - where Virginia Woolf scrambled over the cliffs, inspired by the waves.
Lenny Henry stars in a musical fantasy about TS Eliot's 1964 dinner with Groucho Marx.
Doris Lessing. Spirited, straight-talking Nobel Laureate.
Biographer Patrick French has an imagined conversation with the late writer Doris Lessing.
Monty Python's Michael Palin chooses the American writer, Ernest Hemingway.
Michael Palin nominates Ernest Hemingway as his Great Life.
Patrick Wright examines the long history of anxiety over threats to English identity.
Alan Johnson tells Matthew Parris about the impact George Orwell has had on his life.
In 1932, George Orwell taught in a public school. Geoffrey Stevens recalls being his pupil
War reporter Tim Butcher chooses an exploration into the strange world of Graham Greene.
James Naughtie on the novelist who was a master of moral guilt and cold war intrigue.
John Simpson sees the seeds of Orwell's later work in 'Homage to Catalonia'.