Andrea Levy’s heritage as a child of the Windrush generation inspired her writing. She discusses her history, style and her latest novel with Razia Iqbal.
Talking Books is an in-depth interview programme with international bestselling authors from around the globe.
The series is presented by Razia Iqbal and talks to authors about their writing, their ideas and their lives as writers.
Talking Books is the only programme that doesn't just look at an author's latest work but across all their work: looking at themes that connect them, the characters they have invented and the development of their writing style.
All are prize winners, widely read and the foremost talent in 21st Century English language literature.
Caryl Phillips is a prolific British author of plays, novels and non-fiction. He discusses his life, education and work with the BBC’s Razia Iqbal.
As an author, playwright and journalist, Michael Frayn has enjoyed a varied writing career. He discusses comedy and his latest novel with Gavin Esler.
Novelist Tracy Chevalier has made a successful career out of reimagining the past. She discusses her inspiration and her craft with Talking Books’ Gavin Esler.
Countries in conflict are her theme. Aminatta Forna discusses her work and how literature can ask moral questions.