Cultural discussion programme. Tom Sutcliffe at the Hay Festival with Colm Toibin, Sebastian Barry, Meg Rosoff and Jan Kizilhan. Show more
The Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout is in conversation with George Alagiah at Hay Festival.
Sarah Dillon chairs a discussion from 2017's Hay Festival in which three authors of historical novels explore the way research and family history have informed their fiction. Show more
BBC News arts correspondent Rebecca Jones meets Sebastian Barry at Hay Festival to hear about his distinguished writing career and latest novel, Days Without End.
Ricky Wilson on his new album and The Voice; the new Muppets movie reviewed; Sebastian Barry on his latest novel set in 20th-century Ireland; Cush Jumbo on playing Mark Antony. Show more
Thomas McNulty recounts how he and John Cole came to join the US cavalry as teenagers in Missouri, 1851, and ride out on the Oregon trail towards California. Show more
Arriving at Fort Kearney, the cavalry find the townspeople living in fear of the native Yurok people and are asked to confront them. However the local militia finds them first. Show more
As thousands of Native Americans gather on the plains for a peace conference, a mysterious disappearance threatens the fragile truce. Show more
Reaching the Sioux village in pursuit of Caught-His-Horse-First, Thomas McNulty and John Cole suddenly find themselves caught in a one-sided battle. Show more
Taking to the stage, Thomas and John Cole and Winona start their new life together as a family. Unfortunately the announcement of Civil War threatens everything. Show more
In Virginia, Thomas McNulty and John Cole find themselves greatly outnumbered in a pitched battle against the rebel Confederate army. Show more
Outnumbered by Confederate forces, Thomas McNulty and his compatriots face an uncertain future as the Civil War rages on around them. Show more
On their way to Lige Magan's farm, Thomas McNulty and his family are held up in Tennessee by former rebel soldiers. Show more
Caught between the US Army and his obligation to John Cole, Thomas McNulty must decide how far he is willing to go to save Winona. Show more
An unexpected arrival from Thomas McNulty's past forces him to face the consequences of his actions in the cavalry and leave his life in Tennessee. Show more
The Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout, is in conversation with George Alagiah at Hay Festival.
4 Extra Debut. As Matt Kirwan paints a landscape in a Dublin park he encounters someone who will change his life forever. Read by Liam O’Brien. Show more
Can Jack and Mai ever regain the love they once had for each other? Story about a man's last bid for freedom read by Ciaran Hinds. Show more
Before leaving Africa, Jack returns with Tom to his village for a remarkable life-changing event. Sebastian Barry's book concluded by Ciaran Hinds. Show more
4 Extra Debut. In Accra, Jack McNulty looks back over his life in the hope that he can find the freedom he desperately seeks. Read by Ciaran Hinds. Show more