A fragmentary look at the writer Susan Sontag through her own words and those of her peers
One of the most unique voices in music today on radical truth telling.
Chris Anderson talks to musician Amanda Palmer about creative futures.
Amanda Palmer on reconciling art and motherhood. Recorded at the Hay Festival.
Sunil Khilnani tells the story of the painter Amrita Sher-Gil.
Michael Berkeley's guest is Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.
St Ives - where Virginia Woolf scrambled over the cliffs, inspired by the waves.
Mary Portas: On Style - the new Radio 4 series where style meets substance.
Fiona Shaw explores the life and work of Irish-born designer and architect Eileen Gray.
Elif Shafak talks to Joan Bakewell about the influence of Sufism on her writing.
Elif Shafak visits an Istanbul bookshop to see if modern Turkey is present on its shelves.
Elif Shafak discusses her novel 10 Minutes and 38 Seconds in this Strange World.
Poets Carol Ann Duffy, Liz Lochhead, Gillian Clarke and Eavan Boland update a 1992 debate.
One of the most powerful women in the city with Mark Coles.
Alexandra Harris and Chris Stewart scramble past lemon trees in Virginia Woolf's footsteps
Jarvis Cocker celebrates the life and work of literary wunderkind Carson McCullers.
Jacqueline Wilson chooses the writer Katherine Mansfield. With Angela Smith as witness.
Virginia Woolf and a balloon of airballs! Kensington Gardens as a magical playground.
Watford or Harvey Nichols - where is home for the 'Queen of Shops'?
Photographer Nan Goldin has been grabbing headlines not for her art but for her activism.
Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy reads a selection of her poems.
Sara Pascoe champions Virginia Woolf, author of Mrs Dalloway and A Room of One's Own.
The love affair between Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir lasted for 50 years.
Shappi Khorsandi is disorganised. Can the professionals help get her life in order?
Comedian Shappi Khorsandi in conversation with her heroes, brought back to life.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas, work and life of Simone de Beauvoir.
Actress Diana Quick selects philosopher Simone de Beauvoir for Great Lives.
Monk's House and Charleston in the Sussex Downs - Virginia Woolf's familiar and final walk
Ruth Barnes explores the life, loves and music of the singer-songwriter Judee Sill.
In Katherine Mansfield's story, guests at a German pension perform in a private concert.