Author Yaa Gyasi talks to Mariella Frostrup about her debut novel Homegoing.
Joanna Trollope talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new novel City of Friends.
Age gap relationships; Dorthe Nors
Clark talks to award-winning Danish novelist Dorthe Nors.
Mohsin Hamid, North Korean short stories
Mariella Frostrup talks to novelist Mohsin Hamid about his new book, Exit West.
Mariella Frostrup talks to Helen Dunmore.
George Saunders, Kathleen Collins
Mariella Frostrup talks to George Saunders about his long-awaited first novel.
Balli Kaur Jaswal
Topical short stories and Balli Kaur Jaswal.
Mariella Frostrup talks to writer Jon McGregor and explores WH Auden's life in Scotland.
Luiza Sauma, Easter Writing
Mariella Frostrup talks to Luiza Sauma about her novel Flesh and Bone and Water.
Baileys prize-winner Lisa McInerney talks about her second novel, The Blood Miracles.
The Girl on the Train writer Paula Hawkins talks about her new novel Into the Water.
Writers' Memoirs: Richard Beard and Bella Pollen
Novelists Richard Beard and Bella Pollen discuss writing their memoirs.
Gail Honeyman, Nell Stevens and Angie Thomas on the Book She'd Never Lend
Gail Honeyman talks about her first novel, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.
Mariella Frostrup talks to award-winning novelist Tim Winton.
Where Fiction Meets Technology: Catherine Lacey, Chris Brookmyre
Mariella Frostrup talks to novelist Catherine Lacey.
Mariella Frostrup talks to Thomas Keneally about his new novel, Crimes of the Father.
Mariella Frostrup talks to best-selling crime novelist Ruth Ware.
Matt Haig talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new novel, How to Stop Time.
Elizabeth Day; Bradford Literature Festival
Mariella Frostrup talks to writer Elizabeth Day about her novel The Party.
Fiona Melrose on her novel Johannesburg
Mariella Frostrup talks to Fiona Melrose.
Chalke Valley History Festival
A special programme from the Chalke Valley History Festival.
Mariella Frostrup talks to best-selling Swedish novelist Fredrik Backman.
Writing after Partition and Peter Stamm
Swiss novelist Peter Stamm talks to Mariella Frostrup.
Revisiting Greek Myths
Mariella Frostrup considers the enduring power and relevance of Greek myths.
Mariella Frostrup talks to Daryl Gregory.
Helen Sedgwick talks to Mariella Frostrup about The Growing Season.
Claire Messud talks to Mariella Frostrup.
Alan Hollinghurst talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new novel, The Sparsholt Affair.
Omar El Akkad
Omar El Akkad talks to Mariella Frostrup about his novel American War.
In Patagonia, Nathan Englander
Mariella Frostrup celebrates the 40th anniversary of In Patagonia.
Graeme Macrae Burnet
Graeme Macrae Burnet joins Alex Clark to discuss his novel The Accident on the A35.
Mariella Frostrup talks to celebrated American novelist Celeste Ng.
Pulitzer-winning Jennifer Egan on her new novel Manhattan Beach.
Great American Novel
Mariella explores American literature with Benjamin Markovits and Stephanie Merrit.
Lionel Shriver talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new book The Standing Chandelier.
Literary Christmas Gifts
Literary Christmas gifts and crowd-funded publishing.
David Walliams on his life as a children's writer.
Mariella Frostrup and guests discuss dystopian novels.
A celebration of Muriel Spark
A celebration of Muriel Spark who was born in 1918.
Mariella Frostrup talks to French-Moroccan novelist Leila Slimani.
Mariella Frostrup talks to German writer Dirk Kurbjuweit.
Literary Love and Romance
For Valentine's Day, a special programme devoted to love.
Australian crime writer Jane Harper discusses her new thriller Force of Nature.
Prize-winning short story writer Jessie Greengrass on her debut novel, Sight.
Literary critic James Wood talks to Mariella Frostrup about his novel Upstate.
Joseph Knox talks to Mariella Frostrup about his follow-up to his successful debut Sirens.
Uzodinma Iweala on his new novel Speak No Evil.
Diana Evans talks to Mariella Frostrup about her third novel, Ordinary People.
Jennifer Clement on her new novel, Gun Love.
Carys Davies, acclaimed for her short stories, talks about her debut novel, West.
Crime writer John Harvey, The best characters in fiction
John Harvey on the latest in his Charlie Resnick series, Body and Soul.
Bestselling Indian novelist Manu Joseph talks to Mariella Frostrup.
Anthony Horowitz on Ian Fleming.
Dame Fiona Kidman talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new book, All Day at the Movies.
Cressida Connolly, Posthumous short stories, Iraqi postcard
Cressida Connolly talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new novel After the Party.
Michael Ondaatje, Nell Dunn
Man Booker-winning Michael Ondaatje talks to Mariella Frostrup.
Ceridwen Dovey, Lebanese writers Nada Awar Jarrar and Hanan al-Shaykh
Hanan al-Shaykh talks to Mariella Frostrup.
AM Homes, NHS in fiction, Tommy Orange
AM Homes on her new short story collection.
Michael Donkor, Jackie Kay on Audre Lorde
Michael Donkor discusses his debut novel Hold.
Daisy Johnson, The literary appeal of the Fens, Book festival etiquette
Daisy Johnson talks to Mariella Frostrup about her debut novel Everything Under.
Islands in Fiction
A special programme exploring the appeal of islands as a setting for fiction.
Claire Fuller, Neil Gaiman, Iranian fiction
Claire Fuller discusses the appeal of setting a novel in a crumbling country house.
A special edition exploring book criticism and why it matters.
Richard Powers and Nature Writing
Alex Clark talks to Richard Powers about his new novel, The Overstory.
John Boyne, Mrs Gaskell revisited, Mutism in fiction
John Boyne talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new novel A Ladder to the Sky.
Lavinia Greenlaw, Venezuelan literature, The case for graphic novels
The best new fiction and non-fiction, talking to writers and unearthing lost classics.
Gail Jones, 1930s' crime fiction, Marlowe and Holmes revisited
Gail Jones on her new novel The Death of Noah Glass, and new life for Marlowe and Holmes.
Open Book 20th Anniversary Special
Mariella Frostrup and guests celebrate 20 years of reading, writing and Open Book
Hector Abad, Horror fiction
Colombian novelist Hector Abad joins Mariella Frostrup.
Liane Moriarty, best-selling author of Big Little Lies, joins Alex Clark.
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Minette Walters, Books in art
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah discusses his debut short story collection Friday Black
Fiction following the Armistice; Beowulf reimagined; James Daunt
Exploring literary responses to the Great War in the immediate aftermath of the Armistice.
Barbara Kingsolver, Northern Irish writing, India’s gay fiction
Best-selling novelist Barbara Kingsolver talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new novel.
Lee Child; Southall set thrillers; crime picks for teenagers
Jack Reacher author Lee Child talks to Mariella Frostrup.
Donald S Murray, Lyrics and poetry, Publishing in Iceland and Greenland
Donald S Murray discusses his novel As the Women Lay Dreaming, set on the Isle of Lewis
Joyce Carol Oates, The Wind in the Willows, Orphans in fiction
Joyce Carol Oates discusses her latest novel, Hazards of Time Travel
Festive short stories, Hangovers in fiction, Christmas novels, Book choices for 2019
Why the classic short story has such strong associations with winter.
John Steinbeck Special
Celebrating the work of author John Steinbeck on the 50th anniversary of his death.
Oyinkan Braithwaite, Books as clutter, Kafka's legacy, True crime in fiction
Oyinkan Braithwaite discusses her Lagos-set debut novel, My Sister the Serial Killer.
Caribbean Writing with Claire Adam, Jamaica Kincaid and Jacob Ross
A special programme celebrating the breadth and power of writing from the Caribbean
Chloe Aridjis, Adam Foulds and Leo Benedictus on fictional stalkers, Gay's the Word Bookshop at 40
Chloe Aridjis discusses her novel Sea Monsters, a coming of age story set in 1980s Mexico.
Kristen Roupenian, Javier Cercas, Quakers in fiction
Niklas Natt Och Dag, Mohammed Hanif on Catch 22, Emma Darwin
Swedish novelist Niklas Natt Och Dag discusses his novel The Wolf and the Watchman.
Whitney Scharer, Fashion in fiction, Novels by Iraq War veterans
Whitney Scharer discusses her novel about the love affair between Lee Miller and Man Ray.
What makes a Jewish book, Colm Toibin on Natalia Ginzburg, Censorship in Kuwait
Novelists Charlotte Mendelson and Nathan Englander discuss what makes a book Jewish.
Max Porter, Folk resurgence in literature, Angie Thomas on Hip Hop
Max Porter discusses his new novel Lanny.
Siri Hustvedt, Witches in Fiction, British Library's Erotica Collection
Siri Hustvedt discusses her new novel Memories of the Future
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Older Characters in Fiction, Baseball books
Taylor Jenkins Reid talks about her latest novel Daisy Jones & The Six.
Damian Barr, Candice Carty-Williams, Beckett's prose
Debut novelists Damian Barr and Candice Carty-Williams join presenter Shahidha Bari.
Ali Smith, Easter eggs in fiction, Cate Blanchett's Books to Live By
Ali Smith discusses her new novel Spring, the third instalment of her seasonal quartet.
Working Class Writing
Open Book considers the rich heritage and bright future of working class writing.
Bernardine Evaristo, Victorian showmen in fiction, Graeme Simsion, Faber at 90
Bernardine Evaristo discusses her polyphonic new novel Girl, Woman, Other
Ben Smith and Julia Blackburn on Doggerland; Ghana's literary scene; Rosie Price
Writers Ben Smith and Julia Blackburn discuss their books about Doggerland.
Mia Couto and Wayétu Moore, Mr B's Bookshop, Claire Alexander
Mia Couto and Wayétu Moore discuss two new African novels exploring colonialism and myth.
Pajtim Statovci, Gerald Murnane discussed, Roxane Gay's favourite book, Benjamin Dreyer
Pajtim Statovci discusses his novel Crossing and we explore the work of Gerald Murnane
Carolina Setterwall, Re-reading and what it offers, Shadowplay reviewed, Ahmad Danny Ramadan
Carolina Setterwall discusses her debut novel and we explore the pleasures of re-reading
Kevin Barry on his new novel, and we discuss queer nature writing
Irish writer Kevin Barry, plus Philip Hoare and Mike Parker on queer nature writing.
Will Eaves on Alan Turing; The Moon in Fiction and Poetry; Afrofuturism
Will Eaves discusses Murmur, his award-winning novel about Alan Turing.
Iris Murdoch Special
On the centenary of her birth, Open Book celebrates the novels of Iris Murdoch.
YouTuber Ahmed Zaman explores the world of social influencers and content creators.
New angles on post-war Germany and Austria
Anne McElvoy with Florian Huber, Sophie Hardach, Adam Scovell and Tom Smith
Michael Goldfarb remembers the mise-en-scène filmwork of Derek Jarman.
Desi Boys and their Cars
Why are desi boys so obsessed with cars?
Sarah Brett with late night discussion on the issues and stories that matter to you.