Novelist Andrea Levy goes back to her adult education writing class with John Wilson.
Antonia Fraser and fellow historian Margaret MacMillan discuss writing history
The NSSA-winning author reacts to his recent success.
from the BBC archive 1948
John Wilson talks to crime-novelist Elmore Leonard.
Mark Lawson talks to best-selling American novelist Elmore Leonard.
Beryl Bainbridge, Roald Dahl and Ray Bradbury on inspiration.
Maya Angelou faces dragons, Ted Hughes wrestles goblins, and Charles Bukowski interrupts.
Short lessons in creative writing from great novelists, poets and playwrights.
Mini lectures on character, plot and style, featuring Graham Greene and Baroness Orczy.
Mini lectures on routine, concentration and time off, with Ian Fleming and WB Yeats.
Interviewed by Francine Stock on the Film Programme 15/02/2008
The British author discusses the Nobel Prize and how technology is shaping his work
Musician and composer Kerry Andrew travels to meet the novelist Sarah Hall.
The bestselling novelist reveals her tried and tested methods to beat writer's block
Philip Pullman talks about finding a story and his daily routine as a writer.
Philip Pullman shares advice from a life in literature.
Rachel Johnson talks to writer AL Kennedy about the struggles of writing fiction.
Front Row presenter Mark Lawson takes on basketball player turned novelist Benjamin Markovits.
Terry Jones discussing writing and his working relationship with the Pythons.
Drama about a writer suffering hallucinations on a train travelling through time and space
Robert McCrum and his guests look at how to avoid writing 'the bits that readers skip'.
Robert McCrum and his guests examine the dangerous seclusions of writing.
Robert and guests examine the shifting sands of plagiarism, influence and originality.
Marina Warner explores reasons for writing stories.
We take a look at three poetry anthologies from famous writers.
Philip Hoare talks about writing his book, The Sea Inside.