Matthew Parris meets financial guru Alvin Hall, whose hero is James Baldwin.
Should Americans celebrate, or be embarrased by, Columbus Day?
Writer and comedian David Baddiel explores the life of novelist John Updike.
Clare Balding is back with a new series of walks with a literary theme.
Moby-Dick was made in England. Paul Farley tells a story of fast fish and loose fish.
Singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams describes how Sylvia Plath inspired an entire album.
Journalist Laura Bates tells Matthew Parris why Louisa M Alcott is her Great Life.
Madeline Miller discusses The Song of Achilles which won the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012
Robert McCrum talks to Marilynne Robinson about writing the New America.
A conversation between contemporary figures and archive recordings of James Baldwin.
George Steiner discusses his personal music choices with Michael Berkeley.
Sir Ben Kingsley champions the life of holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel as his great life.
Josie Long presents radio adventures inspired by Kurt Vonnegut.