The hidden story of the 1989 fatwa issued by Ayatollah Khomeini against Salman Rushdie.
A fragmentary look at the writer Susan Sontag through her own words and those of her peers
Reflections on American writer Toni Morrison in her own words and those of her peers.
Michael Goldfarb looks at the history of rude, violent debate that has marked US politics.
Discussing America's continuing issues with race & whether he's left Easy Rawlins behind.
Andi Oliver on Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.
Michael Berkeley's guest is writer and artist Audrey Niffenegger.
American author Ben Lerner on his novel Leaving the Atocha Station. With James Naughtie
Why do journalists flock to Washington for the presidential election?
Carter first sitting president to attend Met opera.
Carter Playboy interview. Public reaction to Carter's 'adultery in my heart' admission.
Carter reshuffles his team of advisers.
The acclaimed chef and writer talks to John Wilson in August 2000
Agony aunt Irma Kurtz talks to her USA counterpart Cheryl Strayed about agony in America.
The parallels between the leadership of President Clinton and Felipe Gonzalez of Spain.
Newt Gingrich becomes Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
The United Nations intervention in Bosnia, and the hesitation of Bill Clinton.
President Clinton visits China, considering US - Chinese relations and Nixon's 1972 visit.
The prosperity and popularity of President Clinton.
Contrasting Clinton's high approval rating with the widespread belief that he's lying.
Did Bill Clinton use family and political influence to avoid being drafted during Vietnam?