On winning the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.
Michael Berkeley's guest is writer AL Kennedy.
Datshiane Navanayagam talks to Val McDermid about her unexpected educational journey.
Kerry Hudson's memoir explores what it really means to be poor in Britain today.
A face from the past brings back memories of childhood for Kerry Hudson.
Kerry Hudson reflects on her life now compared to the hardships endured while growing up.
Kerry Hudson continues her memoir of a rootless childhood.
Kerry Hudson makes a peace, of sorts, with her past.
Crime writer Val McDermid on the importance of the sea in her life and in music
Poet Jackie Kay recalls a childhood in Glasgow which inspired her to write.
Poet and novelist Jackie Kay meets Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid.
Set in 15th century and 21st century France , the novel has Joan of Arc at its heart.
John Tusa interviews writer Muriel Spark about her long career.
In an extended interview, Mark Lawson talks to novelist Muriel Spark.
Mark Lawson talks to Poet Jackie Kay.
Rachel Johnson talks to writer AL Kennedy about the struggles of writing fiction.
Robert Macfarlane undertakes an immersive poetic pilgrimage to the Cairngorms.
Michael Berkeley's guest is crime writer Val McDermid.
Crime writer Val McDermid meets graphic artist Vin Deighan.
Crime writer Val McDermid talks about her 25th book, Retribution