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Joseph Heller

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

The award-winning American author Joseph Heller talks to Christopher Bigsby about his work, his celebrated novel Catch-22 and its companion novel Closing Time. Broadcast in 1994. Show more

Open Book

Author Louise Erdrich; plus the winner of the Independent Bookshop award

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup talks to Native American writer Louise Erdrich about her National Book Award-winning novel The Round House, and looks at the work and life of F Scott Fitzgerald. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Louise Erdrich
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Bigsby
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Margaret Daniel
Producer:
Hilary Dunn

Front Row

Harper Lee remembered, The Night Manager, Simon Armitage, Zelda

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Arts news with Kirsty Lang. Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman, is remembered by Elaine Showalter and Christopher Bigsby. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Elaine Showalter
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Bigsby
Interviewed Guest:
Susanne Bier
Interviewed Guest:
David Farr
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Hunter
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Armitage
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Producer:
Angie Nehring

Front Row

Noah Baumbach, Playwright Helen Edmundson, Spanish thriller Marshland

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Arts news with Kirsty Lang, including screenwriter Noah Baumbach on Mistress America, playwright Helen Edmundson on The Heresy of Love and a review of Spanish thriller Marshland. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Noah Baumbach
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Edmundson
Interviewed Guest:
Ryan Gilbey
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Bigsby

Front Row

Christopher Ricks on TS Eliot, Arthur Miller play premier, Top picks for non-fiction books of 2015

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson, including literary critic Christopher Ricks on TS Eliot's annotated poems and a review of the Arthur Miller play No Villain. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Ricks
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Bigsby
Interviewed Guest:
Max Hastings
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Haynes
Producer:
Elaine Lester