Contemporary writers reflect on modern reporting through the work of Martha Gellhorn,
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.
Author Alan Bissett on his journey from lad to feminist.
Andi Oliver on Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.
Michael Berkeley's guest is writer and artist Audrey Niffenegger.
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.
Agony aunt Irma Kurtz talks to her USA counterpart Cheryl Strayed about agony in America.
Mark Kermode & Simon Mayo take a look at the work of writer and director Nora Ephron.
Publisher Kimberly Fortier chooses American writer Edith Wharton.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Wharton's novels of America's Gilded Age.
Naomi Wolf nominates Edith Wharton for Great Lives.
Chris Anderson talks to some of the most interesting TED stage speakers
Chris Anderson talks to some of the most interesting TED stage speakers.
Erin Morgenstern talks about her fantasy novel The Night Circus with James Naughtie
Journalist Eve Pollard explores Hollywood screenwriter Nora Ephron with Matthew Parris.
Helen Ellis on her novel American Housewife
Clare Balding is back with a new series of walks with a literary theme.
From TheLady in Scarlett Radio 4, 1989
Michael Berkeley’s guest is novelist Isabel Allende.
Actor Jane Horrocks in conversation with her heroes, brought back to life.
Jarvis Cocker celebrates the life and work of literary wunderkind Carson McCullers.
James Naughtie and readers talk to American writer Jenny Offill about Dept. of Speculation
James Naughtie and an audience talk to Jodi Picoult about her novel My Sister's Keeper.
Novelist Joyce Carol Oates on dealing with her first few months as a widow.
Singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams describes how Sylvia Plath inspired an entire album.
Laura Bates tells Matthew Parris why Louisa May Alcott of "Little Women" is her Great Life
Matthew Parris hears why the black activist and poet has been chosen as a great life.