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Jun 18, 2019
Cathy Newman and Jeffery Deaver discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.
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Jun 16, 2019
Carolina Setterwall and the pleasures of re-reading. With Mariella Frostrup.
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Jun 12, 2019
Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Hannah Peel share the books they love with Harriett Gilbert.
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Jun 09, 2019
Pajtim Statovci on his novel Crossing and we explore the work of Gerald Murnane
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Jun 04, 2019
Stephen Morris and Pippa Evans tell presenter Harriett Gilbert about books they love.
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May 26, 2019
Mia Couto and Wayétu Moore discuss two new African novels exploring colonialism and myth
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May 19, 2019
Ben Smith and Julia Blackburn on Doggerland; Ghana's literary scene; Rosie Price
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May 12, 2019
Bernardine Evaristo discusses her polyphonic new novel Girl, Woman, Other.
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Apr 28, 2019
An exploration of the rich heritage and bright future of working class writing.
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Apr 21, 2019
Ali Smith on her new novel, Spring, Easter Eggs in fiction and books to live by
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Apr 14, 2019
Damian Barr, Candice Carty Williams, Beckett's novels and Julián Fuks literary postcard.
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Mar 31, 2019
Taylor Jenkins Reid talks about her novel Daisy Jones & The Six. Also we discuss the best older characters in fiction and Reading Clinic suggests books for someone on death row.
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Mar 26, 2019
Nicola Walker and Sarah Ann Kennedy discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.
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Mar 24, 2019
Siri Hustvedt discusses her new novel Memories of the Future.
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Mar 19, 2019
Harriett Gilbert talks favourite books with the comedian and broadcaster Ayesha Hazarika and the cartoonist-author Martin Rowson. Ayesha chooses a novel from Italy: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. Martin picks Let's Kill Uncle by Rohan O'Grady, and Harriett's choice is In The Skin of A Lion by Michael Ondaatje. Producer: Eliza Lomas
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Mar 17, 2019
Max Porter discusses his new novel Lanny.
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Mar 12, 2019
The actors Sarah Hadland (Miranda, That Mitchell and Webb Look) and Russell Tovey (Being Human, The History Boys) recommend favourite books to presenter Harriett Gilbert. Sarah's choice is French hit The Elegance of The Hedgehog. Russell's is Close Range: Brokeback Mountain, made into a film with Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal and Harriett's is The Naked Civil Servant. Producer: Eliza Lomas
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Mar 10, 2019
What Makes a Jewish Book; Colm Tóibín on Natalia Ginzburg; Censorship in Kuwait
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Mar 05, 2019
Harriett Gilbert talks about books with poet Lemn Sissay and novelist Mick Herron.
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Feb 26, 2019
Rev. Kate Bottley and Ken Cheng talk about the books they love with Harriett Gilbert.
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Feb 24, 2019
Whitney Scharer discusses her novel about the love affair between Lee Miller and Man Ray.
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Feb 19, 2019
Harriet Gilbert invites singer Tracy Thorne and writer Maggie O'Farrell to choose a book.
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Feb 17, 2019
Barristers turned crime writers, Mohammed Hanif on Catch 22, Emma Darwin
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Feb 12, 2019
Comedian Lucy Porter and writer Frank Cottrell-Boyce talk to Harriett Gilbert about their favourite books. Lucy Porter's voice will be well-known to Radio 4 listeners as a regular on the News Quiz, the Now Show and The Unbelievable Truth. On TV she has appeared on Live at the Apollo, QI, Mock the Week, Have I Got News For You and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. She is also a successful comedy writer. Frank Cottrell-Boyce's credits as screenwriter include Welcome to Sarajevo, Hilary and Jackie and 24 Hour Party People. He is also an award-winning author of novels for children, including Millions, Framed and Cosmic. Their good reads are Letters from a Lost Uncle by Mervyn Peake, Truckers by Terry Pratchett and Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett. Producer: Mair Bosworth.
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Feb 12, 2019
Kristen Roupenian on her new short story collection
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