An examination of the work and the legend of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, originally broadcast in 2003 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of his death.
Stephen Sackur speaks to the Booker Prize-winning author Douglas Stuart. How does he extract so much love from hardship in his novels?
Stephen Sackur interviews prolific writer Stephen King. He’s been writing horror for half a century, but how has our appetite for fear evolved?
Stephen Sackur interviews author and educator Michael Rosen. In a newly released memoir, he recounts his personal experience of Covid-19. How did he find the poetic in a pandemic?
Lionel Shriver has addressed school shootings, obesity, economic crisis and voluntary euthanasia. She’s a contrarian, but is she also a combatant in the West’s culture wars?
Egyptian-Canadian author Omar El Akkad on the children’s story Peter Pan by JM Barrie
Books inspire, entertain and help us escape into new worlds - but some have also had profound and lasting impacts on society. Made in partnership with The Open University.
Onjali Q Rauf talks about the things that have inspired her writing from a magical teacher, to food poverty, refugees and even Marcus Rashford!
By Rebecca Thomas
Arts and entertainment reporter