Literature

  1. Dylan Thomas: From Grave to Cradle

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    Video caption: An examination of the work and the legend of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

    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.

  2. Douglas Stuart - Author

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    Video caption: Stephen Sackur speaks to the Booker Prize-winning author Douglas Stuart.

    Stephen Sackur speaks to the Booker Prize-winning author Douglas Stuart. How does he extract so much love from hardship in his novels?

  3. Stephen King - Writer

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    Video caption: Stephen Sackur interviews prolific horror writer Stephen King.

    Stephen Sackur interviews prolific writer Stephen King. He’s been writing horror for half a century, but how has our appetite for fear evolved?

  4. Michael Rosen – Author

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    Video caption: Stephen Sackur interviews author and educator Michael Rosen.

    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?

  5. Lionel Shriver, Writer

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    Video caption: Stephen Sackur talks to British-based American writer Lionel Shriver.

    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?

  6. Omar El Akkad: The story that changed me

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    Video caption: Egyptian-Canadian author Omar El Akkad on the children’s story Peter Pan by JM Barrie

    Egyptian-Canadian author Omar El Akkad on the children’s story Peter Pan by JM Barrie

  7. Five books that helped shape our world

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    Video caption: Books inspire us and enrich our lives - but some also have lasting impacts on society.

    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.

  8. Primary pupils interview children’s author Onjali Q Rauf at the Edinburgh International Children's Book Festival

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    Video caption: An interview with author Onjali Q Rauf.

    Onjali Q Rauf talks about the things that have inspired her writing from a magical teacher, to food poverty, refugees and even Marcus Rashford!