The hidden story of the 1989 fatwa issued by Ayatollah Khomeini against Salman Rushdie.
Antonia Fraser chooses J.M.W Turner's The Fighting Temeraire
Author Iris Murdoch has a complex reputation thanks to her husband's memoirs.
A review of The Missing at Glasgow's Tramway Theatre.
Samira Ahmed explores the life and work of writer Arnold Bennett.
A.S. Byatt talks to Mark Lawson about her own novels.
From Front Row on 7 May 2002
Matisse biographer Hilary Spurling on the colourful figure of Matisse’s wife.
Claire Tomalin talks about the poetry of Thomas Hardy
Author Deborah Moggach talks about the life of Potteries writer Arnold Bennett.
Poet John Hegley chooses the author of Lady Chatterley's Lover, DH Lawrence.
Joan Bakewell is in conversation with theologian and historian Diarmaid MacCulloch.
Doris Lessing. Spirited, straight-talking Nobel Laureate.
Biographer Patrick French has an imagined conversation with the late writer Doris Lessing.
Zadie Smith reads from her essay collection.
The early successes of Charles Dickens. Claire Tomalin's book about the great novelist.
Charles Dickens is well-received in America. Claire Tomalin's acclaimed biography.
A theatrical performance changes the course of Dickens's life.
Adulation and farewells for Britain's great novelist. Claire Tomalin's acclaimed biography
Tim Marlow encourages us not to forget the novelist Lawrence Durrell.