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Ben Lerner, Ian Rankin, Auto Fiction
Elizabeth Day talks to Ben Lerner about his novel The Topeka School
Lee Child, Pat Barker, Hanne Ørstavik.
2019 Books, André Aciman and David Bowie
Books of 2019, André Aciman, Bowie's Books
Benjamin Markovits, PG Wodehouse, Family rows in novels and child prodigies
Benjamin Markovits on his novel Christmas in Austin.
Highlights of 2019
Highlights of 2019; Ali Smith, Bernadine Evaristo, Robert Harris, Ann Patchett, Max Porter
Graham Greene Special
Louise Doughty, Lawrence Osborne and Peter James on the great 20th century master of plot
100 Novels That Shaped Our World
100 Novels That Shaped Our World: Identity
Deepa Anappara, Helen Fielding on Hemingway, Rob Doyle and Finnish literature
Journalist turned novelist Deepa Anapara on her debut set in contemporary India
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins, Ann Petry's The Street, gay love in 1980s Poland
Jeanine Cummins on American Dirt, and forgotten classic The Street with Tayari Jones
100 Novels; Love and Romance with Marian Keyes, David Nicholls, Sara Collins
Marian Keyes on new novel Grown Ups
Isabel Allende, Magic Realism, The Foundling
Colum McCann, George Orwell, new fiction set in Windrush-era London
Colum McCann discusses his new book about Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Apeirogon.
Kiley Reid, Lucy Foley and Abir Mukherjee, Peter Swanson
Mariella Frostrup talks to Kiley Reid about Such A Fun Age.
Christos Tsiolkas, Mothers and Daughters in fiction, Nairobi books
Mariella talks to author of The Slap Christos Tsiolkas about his latest novel, Damascus.
Mariella Frostrup talks to Petina Gappah about her book, Out of Darkness, Shining Light.
Maggie O'Farrell, Sophie Hannah and Reading in Isolation
Mariella Frostrup talks to Maggie O'Farrell about her new novel, Hamnet.
Evie Wyld, Louise Doughty on Ghostly Narrators, Polly Samson and Leonard Cohen's Hydra
Mariella Frostrup talks to Evie Wyld about The Bass Rock
Ingrid Persaud, Short Fiction, Patricia Grace
Mariella Frostrup talks to Ingrid Persaud about her debut novel, Love After Love.
Garth Greenwell talks to Mariella Frostrup.
Tayari Jones, Jane Eyre, John Freeman
Mariella Frostrup talks to Tayari Jones about her novel Silver Sparrow.
Curtis Sittenfeld, Ian Rankin and Katherine Rundell.
Daniel Mason, Pride and Prejudice, Bob Geldof
Daniel Mason discusses his new short story collection, A Registry Of My Passage On Earth.
Paul Mendez, Class & Society novels, Thomas Keneally on Dickens
Mariella Frostrup talks to Paul Mendez about his debut novel Rainbow Milk.
Andrés Neuman, William Boyd on WW2 Novels, Singlit with Elaine Chiew
Alex Clark talks to Andrés Neuman about his new novel Fracture.
Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Orlando King, Authors and Critics
Mariella Frostrup speaks to French writer Jean-Baptiste Andrea.
Alex Clark speaks to Elizabeth Wetmore about her book Valentine
Charlotte Wood, Travel Writing, Narrative Voice
Elizabeth Day talks to the Australian writer Charlotte Wood about her novel The Weekend.
Elizabeth Day talks to Eley Williams about her new book, The Liar's Dictionary.
Kate Grenville, Beryl Bainbridge, Narrative Voices
Sara Collins talks to Kate Grenville about her new novel A Room Made of Leaves.
Carys Davies; Yiyun Li; Chinese writing
Chris Power talks to novelist Carys Davies about her new book The Mission House
The novels of PD James; Akwaeke Emezi
Johny Pitts looks at the life and work of crime novelist PD James.
Sara Collins speaks to author and academic Sarah Moss.
Donal Ryan, Libraries in Fiction, Campus Novels
Sathnam Sanghera talks to Donal Ryan about his novel Strange Flowers.
Rose Tremain; Science in Fiction
Chris Power talks to distinguished novelist Rose Tremain.
Elizabeth Day talks to Martin Amis.
Jennifer Makumbi, New Dutch Writing, Barbara Kingsolver and Wild Swimming in literature
Chris Power talks to Ugandan writer Jennifer Makumbi about her new novel The First Woman.
Armando Iannucci and John Mullan on Dickens; John Lanchester; new Black British writing
Johny Pitts celebrates Charles Dickens with Armando Iannucci and John Mullan.
Hilary Mantel, Lee Child and Andrew Grant, Editor's Pick
Sara Collins talks to Hilary Mantel about her essay collection.
Rumaan Alam, Words and Photography, Bookshop.org
Johny Pitts talks to author Rumaan Alam about Leave The World Behind.
Jonathan Coe, Radical Fairy Tales, Alex Wheatle
Chris Power talks to Jonathan Coe about bringing Billy Wilder to life in his new novel.
Climate Change in Fiction; Carys Bray; Diana McCauay, Lucy Treloar
Johny Pitts asks how novelists and publishers are responding to environmental crisis.
Jenny Erpenbeck, Margaret Atwood on a classic dystopia, Paintings in fiction
Chris Power talks to Jenny Erpenbeck about her new non-fiction collection, Not A Novel.
Jonathan Lethem; Sylvia Townsend Warner; Edna O'Brien
Chris Power talks to Jonathan Lethem.
The Joy of Dickens
The joy of Dickens: an exploration of his literary inventiveness and use of language.
Reading in 2020
In a year many would rather forget, Sara Collins asks what are the books worth remembering
Bryan Washington, Natalie Haynes, Trauma in fiction with Rebecca Watson and Peter Ho Davies
Chris Power talks to Bryan Washington about his debut novel, Memorial.
Elizabeth Day talks to debut writer Raven Leilani.
Kate Mosse, Books on TV, Writing in prisons
Elizabeth Day talks to Kate Mosse about her new book The City of Tears.
Richard Flanagan; How To Read Well; Editor's Tip
Johny Pitts talks to Booker Prize winning novelist Richard Flanagan.
Elizabeth Day talks to actor Ethan Hawke about his new novel.
Caleb Azumah Nelson, Oyinkan Braithwaite, Black Britain: Writing Back
Johny Pitts talks to Caleb Azumah Nelson about Open Water, his hotly anticipated debut.
Elizabeth Day talks to Mary Lawson
Viet Thanh Nguyen; Lanark at 40; Costume and Power
Elizabeth Day talks to Pulitzer Prize winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen about The Committed
Fiona Mozley, Jane Smiley, American working class novels with Jess Walter and Kristin Hannah
Elizabeth Day talks to Fiona Mozley about her second novel, Hot Stew.
Claire Fuller & Karla Neblett; Elizabeth Bowen; Katherine Heiny
Claire Fuller and Karla Neblett discuss their novels Unsettled Ground and King of Rabbits.
Spring Special: Bookshops Reopen, Naomi Ishiguro, Clearing out books
Johny Pitts visits his local bookshop and talks to Naomi Ishiguro about her debut novel.
Chris Power; Online Dating in Fiction; Postcard from Delhi
Chris Power talks about A Lonely Man
Jon McGregor; Chester Himes; Editors Tip
Johny Pitts talks to Jon McGregor about Lean Fall Stand.
Jhumpa Lahiri talks to Elizabeth Day.