How this hugely enjoyable writer "homosexualised" the English novel
Alexander McCall Smith talks about why Precious Ramotswe is his favourite character.
Bridget Kendall talks to author Alexander McCall Smith about his work as an academic.
James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to novelist Edward St Aubyn about Mother's Milk
Michael Berkeley talks former MP Chris Mullin at the 2013 Free Thinking Festival.
Jon McGregor talks about his short story, Wires.
Felicity Evans visits 'Herriot Country' in Yorkshire, made famous by vet James 'Alf' Wight
Andrew McGibbon meets Anthony Frewin who outed two of Stanley Kubrick's impersonators.
James Meek on his novel The People's Act of Love. James Naughtie presents.
Jon McGregor discusses his first novel If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things.
Andrew Dickson explores a provocative attempt to commemorate the signing of Magna Carta.
As a young man looking for a literary hero, poet Ian McMillan found writer Malcolm Lowry
Geoff Ryman's story inspired by his investigation into gender changing in future worlds.
Jonathan Maitland profiles the writer Philip Pullman.
Best-selling author Philip Pullman talks to his former schoolteacher Enid Jones.
Recreating reality from memory and imagination
Actor Rupert Everett on the intimate disclosures in his new memoir ‘Vanished Years’.
Simon Mawer talks about Tightrope, an espionage thriller. With James Naughtie.
Gyles Brandreth praises the life of Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes.
Stephen Fry nominates his hero, PG Wodehouse, who just simply cheers him up.
An audio portrait exploring the lives and ideas of CS Lewis and Aldous Huxley.
The death of Kim Philby and the influence of Edwardian spy writer William Le Queux.
What happens when you suffer information overload? Writer Tim Parks embraces idleness.
Mark Coles profiles Victor Headley, author of Yardie.
Author VS Naipaul looks back on his career. He talks about how he first started writing.
William Boyd talks about his obsession with poet Elizabeth Bishop