Marilynne Robinson on her novel Gilead, which won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Read more
Marilynne Robinson on her novel Gilead, which won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Daniel Kehlmann talks about his internationally acclaimed novel Measuring the World
William Gibson discusses his influencial science fiction novel Neuromancer
Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Anne Tyler on her novel Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
JD Salinger - The Catcher In The Rye
A discussion recorded in the fabled Algonquin Hotel, New York
Guenter Grass - The Tin Drum
Another chance to hear Guenter Grass discuss The Tin Drum
Marian Keyes - Rachel's Holiday
Irish author Marian Keyes discusses her novel Rachel's Holiday
Yasmina Khadra - The Swallows of Kabul
Algerian novelist Yasmina Khadra on his searing novel, The Swallows of Kabul
Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Mark Haddon on his best-selling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Jeanette Winterson - Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Jeanette Winterson discusses her novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Andrey Kurkov - Death and the Penguin
Ukrainian author Andrey Kurkov discusses his novel Death and the Penguin
Deborah Moggach - Tulip Fever
A richly imagined historic tale of art, beauty,lust and greed in.1630s Amsterdam.
Jonathan Franzen - Freedom
Epic of contemporary love and marriage capturing the temptations and burdens of liberty
Leila Aboulela - Minaret
Harriet Gilbert talks to Sudanese writer Leila Aboulela about her novel Minaret.
Elizabeth Gilbert: Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert talks about her phenomenally successful novel Eat, Pray, Love
Cees Nooteboom - The Following Story
Multiple award-winning Dutch writer Cees Nooteboom on his novel The Following Story
Judith Kerr - When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
Judith Kerr will be talking about her novel When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
Nuruddin Farah - Maps
Somali writer Nuruddin Farah will be discussing his novel Maps with Harriett Gilbert
Charlotte Brontë - Jane Eyre
Writers Claire Harman and Tracy Chevalier discuss Charlotte Bronte's classic Jane Eyre.
Tan Twan Eng - The Garden of Evening Mists
Tan Twan Eng discusses his novel The Garden of Evening Mists.
Juan Gabriel Vasquez - The Sound of Things Falling
Juan Gabriel Vasquez discusses his novel The Sound of Things Falling.
Kiran Desai - The Inheritance of Loss
Desai’s novel is a profoundly moving cross-continental saga that sweeps around the globe
DBC Pierre - Vernon God Little
DBC Pierre discusses his book Vernon God Little and answers questions from the audience
Anne Enright - The Gathering
Anne Enright discusses her Man Booker Prize winning novel The Gathering.
Crime and Punishment
Boris Akunin and Dr Sarah Young discuss Dostoyevsky’s classic novel Crime and Punishment.
Margaret Drabble - The Millstone
Margaret Drabble discusses her novel The Millstone.
Karl Ove Knausgaard - A Death in the Family
Acclaimed Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard talks about his book A Death in the Family
Laura Restrepo - Delirium
Colombian author Laura Restrepo discusses her novel Delirium in Cartagena.
Joël Dicker - The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
Swiss writer Joël Dicker talks about his novel The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair.
Robert Harris - Imperium
Robert Harris discusses the first of his Roman trilogy, Imperium.
Derek Walcott - Omeros
Another chance to hear Nobel laureate Derek Walcott discuss his epic poem Omeros.
Jeffrey Archer - Kane and Abel
British author Jeffrey Archer discusses his novel Kane and Abel.
Tim Winton - Cloudstreet
Tim Winton discusses his novel Cloudstreet with the World Book Club audience.
Delphine de Vigan - No and Me
French writer Delphine de Vigan discusses her prize-winning novel No and Me.
Sebastian Barry - The Secret Scripture
World Book Club talks to author Sebastian Barry about his novel The Secret Scripture.
Jane Gardam - Old Filth
Jane Gardam discusses her novel Old Filth with the World Book Club audience
Alan Hollinghurst: The Line of Beauty
Alan Hollinghurst talks about his Man Booker Prize-winning novel, The Line of Beauty.
Richard Flanagan: Narrow Road to the Deep North
Richard Flanagan talks about his Man Booker Prize-winning novel
Sophie Hannah and James Prichard discuss Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Jackie Kay: Trumpet
This month World Book Club talks to Scottish poet Laureate Jackie Kay
Junot Diaz: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Dominican-American writer Junot Diaz on his novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Celeste Ng discusses her bestsellling novel Everything I Never Told You
Sarah Waters: Tipping the Velvet
Harriett Gilbert talks to British writer Sarah Waters about her novel, Tipping the Velvet
Amy Bloom: Away
Writer Amy Bloom's novel, Away, is a searing tale of migration, exile, and motherhood
Anuradha Roy: An Atlas of Impossible Longing
Indian writer Anuradha Roy discusses her much-loved novel, An Atlas of Impossible Longing
Hilary Mantel: Bring Up the Bodies
World Book Club discusses Bring Up the Bodies with Man Booker prize-winner Hilary Mantel
James Ellroy - American Tabloid
American Tabloid exposes the underbelly of a country on the brink of Kennedy's golden age
Kate Atkinson: Life After Life
Kate Atkinson discusses her celebrated novel Life After Life
Lijia Zhang: Lotus
In Beijing discussing Lotus, about a migrant worker who ends up a prostitute in Shenzen
Chan Koonchung - The Fat Years
Chan Koonchung joins the World Book Club to discuss his dystopian novel The Fat Years
Lee Child - Killing Floor
Leading thriller writer Lee Child discusses Killing Floor and its hero Jack Reacher
JoJo Moyes - Me Before You
JoJo Moyes discusses her wildly popular novel Me Before You
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o - A Grain of Wheat
A special edition from Nairobi University's bustling bookshop, where Ngugi was a director.
Donna Leon - Death at La Fenice
Donna Leon discusses her celebrated novel Death at La Fenice.
Siri Hustvedt - What I Loved
Award-winning writer Siri Hustvedt discusses her novel What I Loved with the WBC audience.
Another chance to hear Andrea Levy talking about her prize-winning novel Small Island.
Chigozie Obioma - The Fishermen
Acclaimed Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma talks about his novel The Fishermen
Ann Cleeves - Raven Black
Ann Cleeves discusses her novel Raven Black with Harriett Gilbert and the WBC audience
Actor James McAvoy on IT Chapter Two
James McAvoy shares his experiences of filming the new horror film, IT Chapter Two
Downton Abbey Interview Special
Prepare for poshness as Ali chats to writer, director and cast members of Downton Abbey.
Conversations with stars of stage and screen, plus music from musicals and the movies.
Jo Durrant's Beautiful Universe 15/09/2019
Jo brings you of a fusion of Arts and Science.
By Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author and host of Revisionist History.