Amanda Palmer on reconciling art and motherhood. Recorded at the Hay Festival.
Poet Jackie Kay tells the story of Zora Neale Hurston's literary rebirth.
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.
Writer Bonnie Greer talks to Joan Bakwell about what she believes and why.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on studying in America
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks to readers about the importance of telling one's own story
Colin Johnson has an imagined conversation with his late grandmother, Maya Angelou.
Jarvis Cocker celebrates the life and work of literary wunderkind Carson McCullers.
Novelist Joyce Carol Oates on dealing with her first few months as a widow.
Writer Kathy Lette proposes the blondest bombshell of them all, Mae West.
Writer Kathy Lette proposes Mae West, the iconic Hollywood actress.
Writer and campaigner Maya Angelou tells Dr Anthony Clare about her influences.
Wired Love, published in 1879, is a story of long-distance love over the telegraph wire.