Poet Jackie Kay tells the story of Zora Neale Hurston's literary rebirth.
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.
Helen Lederer chooses writer, poet and barbed wit, Dorothy Parker.
Writer and actress Helen Lederer nominates the writer-poet Dorothy Parker.
Naomi Wolf nominates Edith Wharton for Great Lives.
Publisher Kimberly Fortier chooses American writer Edith Wharton.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Wharton's novels of America's Gilded Age.
Lavinia Greenlaw meets Bishop's cousin
Elizabeth Bishop's House
Clare Balding is back with a new series of walks with a literary theme.
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.
Writer and campaigner Maya Angelou tells Dr Anthony Clare about her influences.
Meg Wolitzer discusses her novel The Interestings with James Naughtie and readers.
Writer China Mieville talks to American science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin.
Naomi Alderman talks to novelist Ursula Le Guin and hears from fans including Neil Gaiman.
William Boyd talks about his obsession with poet Elizabeth Bishop
Wired Love, published in 1879, is a story of long-distance love over the telegraph wire.