Kirsty Wark talks to award-winning author Arne Dahl, best known for his Stockholm-based 'Intercrime' series of books.
In this second Talking Books cookery special, Gavin Esler is in Cannes to interview Michelin star chef Galton Blackiston about his lifelong passion for cooking.
Razia Iqbal talks to Rose Tremain about asks her about her latest novel, Trespass, as well as her ideas and being an author in the 21st century. Show more
Razia Iqbals's guest is the novelist Susan Hill. Her first novel was published at the age of eighteen and since then her short stories and novels have won numerous awards.
Razia Iqbal talks to the Israeli writer David Grossman. His book To The End of the Land chronicles the life of Ora and her family as she tries to live in a country riven by wars. Show more
Tony Harrison has been described by critics as the 'alternative poet laureate', and has shocked and challenged audiences with his work. He talks to Razia Iqbal. Show more
Norwegian journalist and author, Asne Seierstad speaks to Gavin Esler at Hay Festival. She is renowned for her accounts of day-to-day life from warzones.
Award-winning Indian writer and publisher Anuradha Roy speaks to Gavin Esler at Hay Festival. Her new book is called All the Lives We Never Lived. Show more
Norwegian journalist and author Asne Seierstad speaks to Gavin Esler at Hay Festival about her new book, Two Sisters: Into the Syrian Jihad. Show more
One of Ireland's most successful writers, Marian Keyes speaks to Martha Kearney at Hay Festival about writing the stories of modern women in a modern world.
Kirsty Wark talks to author Jing-Jing Lee about her critically acclaimed novel How We Disappeared at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival.
Razia Iqbal talks to novelist Alaa Al Aswany, author of the bestselling Yacoubian Building and one of Egypt's most prominent writers.
Razia Iqbal asks Ian McEwan about his latest novel, Solar, and how he copes with being seen as our national novelist. Show more
The UK's bestselling authors discuss their new work, their ideas and being an author. Razia Iqbal asks Robert Harris how much the New Labour era has informed his fiction. Show more
Victoria Hislop has written two books but already she is a bestseller, her books deal with family secrets and historical events. She talks to Razia Iqbal. Show more
Critically acclaimed authors discuss their work. Michael Morpurgo explains why his books for children tackle subjects such as war, loss and injustice. Show more
Internationally acclaimed writer Fatima Bhutto talks to George Alagiah about how politics, family tragedy and intrigue have helped shaped her writing.
Andrea Levy's Small Island won the Orange Prize in 2004. Razia Iqbal talks to her about the pressures of writing another book after such success. Show more
Razia Iqbal talks to Philip Pullman and asks him what lies behind his radical reworking of the Bible stories, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. Show more
Hanif Kureishi talks to Razia Iqbal about his recently published collected short stories and how his writing has tracked social and personal change in the last 25 years.