Some of the world's literary heavy-hitters including James Ellroy, Ian McEwan, Douglas Coupland, Arundhati Roy and Margaret Atwood appeared on our programmes last year.
Louis Theroux: the TV version of me is semi-fictional
Filmmaker Louis Theroux loves to immerse himself in unusual worlds - he's made documentaries about neo-Nazis, drug addicts, religious fanatics and sex workers.
“I've never used a computer for anything, I don't have a cell phone, I'm computer illiterate, I write these massive books of mine by hand. I'm always looking backward.”
American writer Stephanie Land never expected to be poor, but after leaving an abusive relationship she found herself supporting herself and her young daughter Mia.
Misbehaving and rock'n'roll have always gone hand in hand - even Elvis had a dark side. Jake Brennan explores musical crimes in his book Disgraceland.
In his latest book, the acclaimed English writer imagines a parallel 1980s London where the Beatles have reformed, Margaret Thatcher advocates for public transport and robots live alongside humans.
“You only get to live once on earth and it’s the only place in the universe with life and god, how do you not spend every moment of life trying to examine that and make sense or beauty from it.”
Arundhati Roy catapulted to fame with her 1997 Booker Prize-winning debut novel The God of Small Things. Her new book of political essays explores Hindu-nationalism, of which she is a vocal critic.
Prolific writer, critic and TV presenter Clive James spoke to Kim Hill about life, mortality and poetry back in 2015.
Award-winning author Margaret Atwood says writing The Handmaid's Tale in the 1980s was not a "prophecy" and the world could have "gone another way".
Best-selling author Robert Harris fictionalises the dangers that await humanity in his latest novel The Second Sleep.