Open Country explores the importance of the Kent landscape to Charles Dickens.
Clare Balding explores the countryside of Alderley Edge with author Alan Garner.
Novelist Julie Myerson pays a very personal tribute to Daphne du Maurier.
Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke talks about his admiration for Stapledon
A.S. Byatt talks to Mark Lawson about her own novels.
From Front Row on 7 May 2002
Sir Terry Pratchett on his 50th book.
interview by Mark Lawson
Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on the life of Charles Dickens.
Claire Tomalin talks about the poetry of Thomas Hardy
Clare Balding explores the Cornish countryside which inspired Daphne Du Maurier's novels.
In defence of Kingsley Amis, whose new novel has caused a storm among feminists.
The achievements and legacy of the 19th century literary giant Charles Dickens.
Amanda Vickery and Jenny Uglow discuss the life of the Elizabeth Gaskell.
Humphrey Carpenter talks to Richard Ingrams and Prof Denis Conlon.
from the BBC Sound Archive
James Naughtie on the novelist who was a master of moral guilt and cold war intrigue.
The novelist tells Anthony Clare about trying to make sense of his real self.
Hanif Kureishi nominates his friend David Bowie as his hero.
Playwright, screenwriter, novelist and film-maker
Joan Bakewell explores areas of belief with writer Ian McEwan.
John Mullan of UCL looks at the life and work of Booker Prize-winning novelist Ian McEwan.
Ernie Rea and guests discuss the theology of JRR Tolkien.
William Brown, star of the Just William books, proposed by Peter Oborne
James Naughtie talks to Kate Atkinson about her novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum.
Sir Kingsley Amis talks to Nigel Forde about his 40 years as a writer.
In Angela Carter's story a circus tiger shapes the destiny of the notorious Lizzie Borden.
Rosie Goldsmith profiles the notorious literary bad boy Martin Amis.
The writer Martin Amis meets his younger self in the BBC sound archives.
Neil Gaiman talks about Likely Stories, the new Sky Arts adaptations of his short stories
What are the bestselling author's top sci-fi stories?