The University of East Anglia's Creative Writing MA turns 50.
Literary Norwich Special
The University of East Anglia's Creative Writing MA turns 50.
Andrew Michael Hurley, best novels of 1995, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Andrew Michael Hurley talks to Mariella Frostrup about new folk horror novel Starve Acre
John Gordon Sinclair and Kerry Ellis
Books worth reading chosen by actor John Gordon Sinclair and singer Kerry Ellis
Lisa Jewell & Aditya Chakrabortty
Lisa Jewell and Aditya Chakrabortty talk all about books with Harriett Gilbert.
Stewart Lee & Dave Haslam
Comedian Stewart Lee and DJ author Dave Haslam choose their good reads
Kathy O'Shaughnessy, George Eliot, Literary Magazines and Jason Reynolds
Kathy O'Shaughnessy talks to Mariella about her novel charting the life of George Eliot.
Ben Lerner, Women's auto fiction and Ian Rankin
Damian Le Bas & Amy Liptrott
The Romany writer and broadcaster Damian Le Bas and author Amy Liptrot choose a good read
Nemone Metaxas and Raymond Antrobus
Nemone Metaxas and Raymond Antrobus talk favourite books with presenter Harriett Gilbert.
Lee Child on his first book of non-fiction, The Hero
Lee Child and Pat Barker explore the heroic protagonist. Hanne Orstavik's novel, Love
Russell Kane & Sarah Perry
Comedian Russell Kane and novelist Sarah Perry talk favourite books with Harriett Gilbert
2019 books, André Aciman and David Bowie
Benjamin Markovits, PG Wodehouse, Family rows in novels and child prodigies
Highlights of 2019
Graham Greene special
100 Novels That Shaped Our World: Identity
Deepa Anappara on her debut novel Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line
Deepa Anappara and Rob Doyle on their new novels; Helen Fielding's book she'd never lend
Jeanine Cummins on American Dirt, and forgotten classic The Street with Tayari Jones
A Good Read: Nick Hornby & Carlo Rovelli
Nick Hornby and Carlo Rovelli tell Harriett Gilbert about the books they love the most.
A Good Read: Syima Aslam & Stig Abell
Harriett Gilbert talks to Syima Aslam and Stig Abell about books they love - all classics
100 Novels; Love and Romance with Marian Keyes, David Nicholls, Sara Collins
Sarah Phelps & Dane Baptiste
Sarah Phelps and Dane Baptiste talk to Harriett Gilbert about books they love.
Isabel Allende, Magic Realism, The Foundling
Gail Honeyman & Mavis Cheek
Authors Gail Honeyman and Mavis Cheek talk to Harriett Gilbert about the books they love.
Colum McCann, George Orwell, new fiction set in Windrush-era London
Richard Harrington & Njambi McGrath
Books worth reading chosen by actor Richard Harrington and comedian Njambi McGrath
Neil Forsyth & Neil Oliver
Books worth reading chosen by Neil Oliver and Neil Forsyth.
Kiley Reid on her debut novel, Such a Fun Age
Kiley Reid, Lucy Foley and Abir Mukherjee, Peter Swanson
Henry Normal & Bobby Seagull
Harriett Gilbert talks to Henry Normal and Bobby Seagull about their favourite books.
Christos Tsiolkas, Mothers and Daughters in fiction, Nairobi books
A Good Read:Sharleen Spiteri & Hugh Dennis
Texas frontwoman Sharleen Spiteri and actor Hugh Dennis choose favourite books.
Petina Gappah on her new book, Out of Darkness, Shining Light
Petina Gappah. Plus Henry Porter on adventure writing and the joys of fictional journeys.
A Good Read: Helen Lederer & Angela Barnes
Helen Lederer and Angela Barnes nominate books they consider to be a good read.
Maggie O'Farrell on her new novel, Hamnet
Maggie O'Farrell Sophie Hannah and Reading in Isolation
A Good Read: Nazir Afzal and Maggie Gee
Books worth reading chosen by Nazir Afzal and Maggie Gee.
Evie Wyld, Louise Doughty on Ghostly Narrators, Polly Samson and Leonard Cohen's Hydra
Mariella Frostrup talks to Evie Wyld about new novel The Bass Rock
Ingrid Persaud, Short Fiction, Patricia Grace
Garth Greenwell talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new book Cleanness.
Tayari Jones, Jane Eyre, John Freeman
Award winning autor Tayari Jones discusses her novel Silver Sparrow.
Curtis Sittenfeld on her new book, Rodham
Curtis Sittenfeld, Ian Rankin and Katherine Rundell
Daniel Mason, Pride and Prejudice, Bob Geldof
Daniel Mason discusses new short story collection, A Registry Of My Passage On Earth.
Paul Mendez, Class & Society novels, Thomas Keneally on Dickens
A Good Read: Melissa Cummings-Quarry and Natalie Carter
Natalie Carter & Melissa Cummings-Quarry (Black Girls Book Club) talk books with Harriett
Andrés Neuman, William Boyd on WW2 Novels, Singlit with Elaine Chiew
A Good Read: Pippa Haywood & Felicity Montagu
Actresses Pippa Haywood and Felicity Montagu talk books with Harriett Gilbert.
Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Orlando King, Authors and Critics
A Good Read: Val McDermid and Martha Lane Fox talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert
Val McDermid and Martha Lane Fox talk to Harriett Gilbert about books they really love.
Alex Clark speaks to Elizabeth Wetmore about her book Valentine
Elizabeth Wetmore, Sebastian Barry and a re-working of Mary McCarthy's The Group
A Good Read: Laurie Anderson and Stuart Maconie talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert
American avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson and radio DJ Stuart Maconie talk books.
A Good Read: Nina Sosanya & David Nicholls
Nina Sosanya and David Nicholls bring their favourite books to the table
Charlotte Wood, Travel Writing, Narrative Voice
A Good Read: Fiona Shaw & Nichola Coughlan
Fiona Shaw and Nicola Coughlan join Harriett Gilbert to talk books
Elizabeth Day talks to Eley Williams about her new book, The Liar's Dictionary.
A Good Read: Lissa Evans & Sarah Keyworth
Comedian Sarah Keyworth and author Lissa Evans talk books with Harriett Gilbert.
Kate Grenville, Beryl Bainbridge, Narrative Voices
A Good Read: Nicholas Lezard & Gwyneth Williams
Nicholas Lezard and Gwyneth Williams introduce their favourite reads to Harriett Gilbert
Chris Power talks to 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 P D James
Sara Collins speaks to author and academic Sarah Moss
Sara Collins speaks to Sarah Moss about history, holidays and her new novel Summerwater
Richard Powers and Nature Writing
Alex Clark talks to Richard Powers about his new novel, The Overstory.
Donal Ryan, Libraries in Fiction, Campus Novels
Rose Tremain; Science in Fiction
Ruth Jones & Dominic Cooke
Ruth Jones and Dominic Cooke share their favourite reads with Harriett Gilbert.
Jennifer Makumbi, New Dutch Writing, Barbara Kingsolver and Wild Swimming in literature
Johny Pitts & Charlotte Proudman
Romance in Marseilles, Butterfly Politics & This is Pleasure.Harriett Gilbert talks books
Armando Iannucci and John Mullan on Dickens; John Lanchester; new Black British writing
Mark Radcliffe & Patricia Cumper
Toni Morrison's Beloved and Elizabeth Strout's Olive Again are the books on the table
Hilary Mantel, Lee Child and Andrew Grant, Editors Pick
Sara Collins talks to Hilary Mantel about her essay collection
Jonathan Safran Foer & Daliso Chaponda
Daliso can't believe Jonathan's never read a fantasy novel before his choice, Seventh Son
Arabella Weir & Deborah Levy
The comedian and novelist choose favourites including The Sellout by Paul Beatty.
Rumaan Alam, Words and Photography, Bookshop.org
Yasmin Khan & David Mitchell
Travel and food writer Yasmin Khan and novelist David Mitchell talk books.
Jonathan Coe, Radical Fairy Tales, Alex Wheatle
Chris Power talks to Jonathan Coe about bringing Billy Wilder to life in his new novel.
A Good Read:Vanessa Kisuule & Jonathon Porritt
Poet Vanessa Kisuule and environmental writer Jonathon Porritt talk books with Harriett.
Climate Change Special
A Good Read: Alexander McCall Smith & Prof Lucie Green
Alexander McCall Smith and Professor Lucie Green discuss favourite books.
Jenny Erpenbeck, Margaret Atwood on a classic dystopia, Paintings in fiction
A Good Read: Clive Myrie & Boyd Tonkin
The journalist and the critic nominate favourite books
Jonathan Lethem; Sylvia Townsend Warner; Edna O'Brien
The Joy of Dickens
Johny Pitts and guests explore the dazzling brilliance of Charles Dickens
Reading in 2020
Bryan Washington, Natalie Haynes, Trauma in fiction with Rebecca Watson & Peter Ho Davies
Elizabeth Day talks to debut writer Raven Leilani.
Kate Mosse, Books on TV, Writing in prisons
Richard Flanagan; How To Read Well; Editor's Tip
A Good Read: Helen Mort & Mo Omar
The poet and the comedian talk climbing, science fiction, and love with Harriett Gilbert.
A Good Read: Tuppence Middleton & Matthew Shribman
The actress and the environmentalist talk about much loved books with Harriett Gilbert.
Elizabeth Day talks to actor Ethan Hawke about his new novel.
A Good Read: Tobias Menzies & Gytha Lodge
Does a Tiger Come to Tea? Harriett Gilbert finds out
Johny Pitts talks to Caleb Azumah Nelson about Open Water, his hotly anticipated debut
A Good Read:Amrou AL-Kadhi & Peter Bazalgette
The writer/drag performer and the television executive talk books with Harriett
Elizabeth Day talks to Mary Lawson
A Good Read: Twayna Mayne & Simon Savidge
The comedian and the books blogger talk to Harriett about their favourite books