Andrew Hussey celebrates the life and work of French writer and philosopher Albert Camus.
Lisa Dwan takes a trilogy of Samuel Beckett plays to the Brooklyn Academy of Music
Robert McCrum explores Samuel Beckett’s literary career through rare recordings.
George Orwell has been dead for 70 years. What can his ideas tell us about life in 2020?
The life ad work of the Algerian-French writer and philosopher, Albert Camus.
Cerys Matthews unlocks her uncle's rare recordings of Dylan Thomas's friends and family.
St Ives - where Virginia Woolf scrambled over the cliffs, inspired by the waves.
Poet John Hegley chooses the author of Lady Chatterley's Lover, DH Lawrence.
Welsh poet Owen Sheers chooses Dylan Thomas for Great Lives.
BBC archive from 1948
Writer Rachel Trezise tells the story of Dylan Thomas's broadcasting life.
Monty Python's Michael Palin chooses the American writer, Ernest Hemingway.
Michael Palin nominates Ernest Hemingway as his Great Life.
Patrick Wright examines the long history of anxiety over threats to English identity.
Alan Johnson tells Matthew Parris about the impact George Orwell has had on his life.
In 1932, George Orwell taught in a public school. Geoffrey Stevens recalls being his pupil
Erin Pizzey chooses American writer Gertrude Stein.
John Simpson sees the seeds of Orwell's later work in 'Homage to Catalonia'.
News and archive footage shows how how relevant Orwell¹s writing is to us today.
Alexandra Harris and Chris Stewart scramble past lemon trees in Virginia Woolf's footsteps
Misha Glenny traces the footsteps of Franz Kafka in his native city.
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.
Lisa Dwan, renowned performer of works by Samuel Beckett, on Beckett, Dante and exile.
Alistair Cooke pays tribute to Ernest Hemingway with a parody of his writing style.
A writer still read by every Chinese pupil and considered China's greatest modern author.
As a young man looking for a literary hero, poet Ian McMillan found writer Malcolm Lowry
Exploring the life and work of India's master of the short story, Saadat Hasan Manto.