Meet the Author


Meet the Author

James Naughtie and Rebecca Jones talk to the writers behind the latest new books.


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04/09/2010

Meet the Author: 04/09/2010

Nick Higham meets Terry Pratchett, Jack Higgins, Tim Butcher and Nick Ward.

18/04/2013

Meet the Author: 18/04/2013

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

25/04/2013

Meet the Author: 25/04/2013

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

02/05/2013

Meet the Author: 02/05/2013

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

09/05/2013

Meet the Author: 09/05/2013

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

30/05/2013

Meet the Author: 30/05/2013

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

13/06/2013

Meet the Author: 13/06/2013

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

27/06/2013

Meet the Author: 27/06/2013

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

04/07/2013

Meet the Author: 04/07/2013

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

18/07/2013

Meet the Author: 18/07/2013

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

Ben Wilson

Meet the Author: Ben Wilson

Nick Higham catches up with historical writer Ben Wilson.

08/08/2013

Meet the Author: 08/08/2013

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

15/08/2013

Meet the Author: 15/08/2013

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

05/09/2013

Meet the Author: 05/09/2013

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

12/09/2013

Meet the Author: 12/09/2013

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

19/09/2013

Meet the Author: 19/09/2013

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

03/10/2013

Meet the Author: 03/10/2013

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

10/10/2013

Meet the Author: 10/10/2013

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

17/10/2013

Meet the Author: 17/10/2013

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

24/10/2013

Meet the Author: 24/10/2013

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

31/10/2013

Meet the Author: 31/10/2013

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

07/11/2013

Meet the Author: 07/11/2013

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

14/11/2013

Meet the Author: 14/11/2013

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

28/11/2013

Meet the Author: 28/11/2013

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

09/01/2014

Meet the Author: 09/01/2014

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

16/01/2014

Meet the Author: 16/01/2014

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

23/01/2014

Meet the Author: 23/01/2014

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

30/01/2014

Meet the Author: 30/01/2014

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

Philip Roscoe

Meet the Author: Philip Roscoe

Nick Higham talks to Philip Roscoe about his work.

Tom Rob Smith

Meet the Author: Tom Rob Smith

Writer Tom Rob Smith talks about his latest book, The Farm, to Nick Higham.

Naomi Wood

Meet the Author: Naomi Wood

Writer Naomi Wood talks about her latest book, Mrs Hemingway, to Nick Higham.

Jojo Moyes

Meet the Author: Jojo Moyes

Writer Jojo Moyes talks to Nick Higham about her latest book, The One Plus One.

Sir John Hegarty

Meet the Author: Sir John Hegarty

John Hegarty tells Nick Higham about his book, Hegarty on Creativity: There Are No Rules.

Karen Joy Fowler

Meet the Author: Karen Joy Fowler

Karen Joy Fowler talks about her book We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.

20/03/2014

Meet the Author: 20/03/2014

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

Emma Donoghue

Meet the Author: Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue tells Nick Higham about her historical novel and murder mystery Frog Music.

James Lovelock

Meet the Author: James Lovelock

Writer James Lovelock talks about A Rough Ride to the Future with Nick Higham.

10/04/2014

Meet the Author: 10/04/2014

Nick Higham talks to New Jersey author Harlan Coben about his mystery thiller Missing You.

Antonia Hodgson and Luke Brown

Meet the Author: Antonia Hodgson and Luke Brown

Antonia Hodgson on The Devil in the Marshalsea, and Luke Brown on My Biggest Lie.

24/04/2014

Meet the Author: 24/04/2014

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

01/05/2014

Meet the Author: 01/05/2014

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

Rachel Holmes

Meet the Author: Rachel Holmes

Author Rachel Holmes discusses Eleanor Marx: A Life with Nick Higham.

15/05/2014

Meet the Author: 15/05/2014

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

22/05/2014

Meet the Author: 22/05/2014

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

01/06/14

Meet the Author: 01/06/14

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

Sloane Crosley

Meet the Author: Sloane Crosley

Nick Higham talks to American writer Sloane Crosley.

19/06/2014

Meet the Author: 19/06/2014

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

24/07/2014

Meet the Author: 24/07/2014

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

31/07/2014

Meet the Author: 31/07/2014

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

Helen Macdonald

Meet the Author: Helen Macdonald

Nick Higham talks to author Helen Macdonald about her book H is for Hawk.

14/08/2014

Meet the Author: 14/08/2014

Nick Higham talks to the writer behind one of the latest new books.

Susan Greenfield, Mind Change

Meet the Author: Susan Greenfield, Mind Change

Susan Greenfield looks at how digital technology may be changing the way our minds work.

John Lanchester, How to Speak Money

Meet the Author: John Lanchester, How to Speak Money

John Lanchester discusses his latest book on high finance, How to Speak Money.

Radhika Sanghani

Meet the Author: Radhika Sanghani

Radhika Sanghani is the author of Virgin, billed as the new face of Mills & Boon.

Helen Castor, Joan of Arc

Meet the Author: Helen Castor, Joan of Arc

Nick Higham talks to Helen Castor about her biography of 15th-century heroine Joan of Arc.

14/05/2015

Meet the Author: 14/05/2015

Nick Higham speaks to writer Mary McCartney about her new book At My Table.

Bee Rowlatt

Meet the Author: Bee Rowlatt

Nick Higham meets the writer Bee Rowlatt to talk about her book In Search of Mary.

Steve Silberman

Meet the Author: Steve Silberman

Nick Higham meets the winner of the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.

Raymond Briggs

Meet the Author: Raymond Briggs

Discussing Notes from the Sofa, Briggs's take on growing old and grumpiness.

W Stephen Gilbert

Meet the Author: W Stephen Gilbert

Nick Higham talks to W Stephen Gilbert, who has written a book about Jeremy Corbyn.

David Goldblatt

Meet the Author: 10/12/2015

Nick Higham interviews David Goldblatt about his book The Game of Our Lives.

Edith Piaf

Meet the Author: Edith Piaf

Meet the Author marks the centenary of the birth of the French singer Edith Piaf.

03/01/2016

Meet the Author: 03/01/2016

Nick Higham catches up with four very different writers.

Emily Chappell: What Goes Around, A London Cycle Courier's Story

Meet the Author: Emily Chappell: What Goes Around, A London Cycle Courier's Story

Nick Higham talks to Emily Chappell about her novel What Goes Around.

Nicholas Searle

Meet the Author: 14/01/2016

Nick Higham interviews first-time novelist Nicholas Searle, author of The Good Liar.

21/01/2016

Meet the Author: 21/01/2016

Nick Higham talks to the writers behind the latest books.

Joanna Cannon and Ann Morgan

Meet the Author: Joanna Cannon and Ann Morgan

Nick Higham talks to two first-time authors - Joanna Cannon and Ann Morgan.

03/03/2016

Meet the Author: 03/03/2016

Jim Naughtie talks to the author, film director and Oscar winning screenwriter Neil Jordan

Michael Morpurgo

Meet the Author: Michael Morpurgo

Rebecca Jones talks to author Michael Morpurgo about his inspiration for War Horse.

Sophie Hannah

Meet the Author: 17/03/2016

James Naughtie talks to the writer Sophie Hannah about her new book The Narrow Bed.

24/03/2016

Meet the Author: 24/03/2016

Jim Naughtie talks to the new children's author M.G. Leonard about her book, Beetle Boy.

31/03/2016

Meet the Author: 31/03/2016

Jim Naughtie talks to Irvine Welsh about his new book The Blade Artist.

Michael Frayn

Meet the Author: Michael Frayn

James Naughtie talks to Michael Frayn about his new book Collected Columns.

Clive James

Meet the Author: Clive James

Jim Naughtie talks to Clive James about his two new books.

Joanne Harris

Meet the Author: Joanne Harris

James Naughtie talks to author Joanne Harris about her new book Different Class.

Pat Barker

Meet the Author: Pat Barker

Jim Naughtie talks with Pat Barker about her new book Noonday.

Marina Lewycka

Meet the Author: 07/05/2016

Rebecca Jones talks to Marina Lewycka about her new book The Lubetkin Legacy.

Kate Summerscale

Meet the Author: Kate Summerscale

Jim Naughtie talks to Kate Summerscale about her new book The Wicked Boy.

Jonathan Coe

Meet the Author: Jonathan Coe

Rebecca Jones talks to Jonathan Coe about his new book Number 11.

27/05/2016

Meet the Author: 27/05/2016

Jim Naughtie talks to the award winning writer David Mitchell.

James Patterson

Meet the Author: 02/06/2016

Writer James Patterson talks about his plans to transform people's reading habits.

Louise Doughty

Meet the Author: Louise Doughty

James Naughtie speaks to the author Louise Doughty about her book Black Water.

Barbara Taylor Bradford

Meet the Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford

Jim Naughtie talks to Barbara Taylor Bradford, one of Britain's best selling writers.

Hisham Matar

Meet the Author: 23/06/2016

Jim Naughtie speaks to Hisham Matar about his new book and the search for his father.

30/06/2016

Meet the Author: 30/06/2016

Jim Naughtie talks to Geoff Dyer about travel writing and The Missing of the Somme.

Jonathan Sumption

Meet the Author: Jonathan Sumption

Jonathan Sumption talks to Jim Naughtie about his history of the 100 Years War.

Kei Miller

Meet the Author: 14/07/2016

James Naughtie talks to the Jamaican poet and author Kei Miller about his new book.

Sarah Moss

Meet the Author: Sarah Moss

Rebecca Jones talks to Sarah Moss about her fifth novel, The Tidal Zone.

Francis Spufford

Meet the Author: 28/07/2016

James Naughtie talks to Francis Spufford about his new novel Golden Hill.

Nina Stibbe

Meet the Author: Nina Stibbe

James Naughtie talks to Nina Stibbe about her new book, Paradise Lodge.

Duncan Hamilton

Meet the Author: 11/08/2016

Rebecca Jones talks to Duncan Hamilton about his book about the runner Eric Liddell.

Meg Rosoff

Meet the Author: Meg Rosoff

James Naughtie talks to Meg Rosoff, who completed the late Mal Peet's book Beck.

Eowyn Ivey

Meet the Author: 25/08/2016

James Naughtie and Rebecca Jones talk to Eowyn Ivey.

Peter Ho Davies

Meet the Author: Peter Ho Davies

Jim Naughtie talks to the Welsh-Chinese novelist Peter Ho Davies, author of The Fortunes.

Gillian Slovo

Meet the Author: Gillian Slovo

James Naughtie talks to Gillian Slovo about her new book Ten Days.

Stewart Lee

Meet the Author: Stewart Lee

James Naughtie talks to the comedian and writer.

Rose Tremain

Meet the Author: 22/09/2016

James Naughtie talks to Rose Tremain about her latest novel The Gustav Sonata.

Alexander McCall Smith

Meet the Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Jim Naughtie talks to Alexander McCall Smith about his latest novel Precious and Grace.

Alan Johnson MP

Meet the Author: Alan Johnson MP

Jim talks to Labour MP Alan Johnson about the latest instalment in his series of memoirs.

John Banville

Meet the Author: John Banville

Jim Naughtie speaks to John Banville about his book Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir.

Antony Beevor

Meet the Author: Antony Beevor

Jim Naughtie talks with the historian Antony Beevor.

27/10/2016

Meet the Author: 27/10/2016

James Naughtie and Rebecca Jones talk to the writers behind the latest new books.

Jodi Picoult

Meet the Author: Jodi Picoult

Author Jodi Picoult talks to Jim Naughtie about the situation in America.

Susan Greenfield

Meet the Author: Susan Greenfield

The neuroscientist and writer talks about her new book, A Day in the Life of the Brain.

Cynan Jones

Meet the Author: Cynan Jones

Jim Naughtie talks to the writer Cynan Jones about his short novel Cove.

Petina Gappah

Meet the Author: Petina Gappah

The writer talks about hardship and humour and the politics of her native Zimbabwe.

James Patterson

Meet the Author: James Patterson

Rebecca Jones talks to writer James Patterson.

Adam O'Riordan

Meet the Author: Adam O'Riordan

Jim talks with Adam O'Riordan about his collection of short stories The Burning Ground.

Tim Pears

Meet the Author: Tim Pears

Jim Naughtie talks to the author Tim Pears about his latest novel The Horseman.

Stephen Baxter

Meet the Author: Stephen Baxter

James Naughtie talks to author Stephen Baxter.

Chris Cleave

Meet the Author: Chris Cleave

Chris Cleave talks to James Naughtie about his novel Everyone Brave is Forgiven.

26/01/2017

Meet the Author: 26/01/2017

James Naughtie and Rebecca Jones talk to the writers behind the latest new books.

Sophie Kinsella

Meet the Author: Sophie Kinsella

James Naughtie and Rebecca Jones talk to the writers behind the latest new books.

Brian Conaghan and Sarah Crossan

Meet the Author: Brian Conaghan and Sarah Crossan

James Naughtie talks to Brian Conaghan and Sarah Crossan about their social media book.

Christopher de Bellaigue

Meet the Author: Christopher de Bellaigue

Jim Naughtie speaks to Christopher de Bellaigue about his book The Islamic Enlightenment.

Sara Baume

Meet the Author: 23/02/2017

James Naughtie talks to writer Sara Baume about her latest novel A Line Made By Walking.

Howard Jacobson

Meet the Author: Howard Jacobson

Jim Naughtie talks to Howard Jacobson about his collection of newspaper columns.

Lionel Shriver

Meet the Author: Lionel Shriver

Rebecca Jones talks to writer Lionel Shriver about her latest novel The Mandibles.

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Meet the Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee

Jim Naughtie talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling writer Siddhartha Mukherjee.

Kate Hamer

Meet the Author: Kate Hamer

Jim Naughtie talks to Kate Hamer about her new book The Doll Funeral.

Philippa Gregory

Meet the Author: Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory talks to Jim Naughtie about her new book Three Sisters, Three Queens.

02/04/2017

Meet the Author: 02/04/2017

James Naughtie and Rebecca Jones talk to the writers behind the latest new books.

Scarlett Thomas

Meet the Author: Scarlett Thomas

James Naughtie talks to Scarlett Thomas about her new novel Dragon's Green.

David Grann

Meet the Author: David Grann

Jim Naughtie talks to writer David Grann about his new novel Killers of the Flower Moon.

Michele Roberts

Meet the Author: Michele Roberts

Jim Naughtie talks to Michele Roberts about her new book The Walworth Beauty.

Sarah Perry

Meet the Author: Sarah Perry

Jim Naughtie talks to best-selling writer Sarah Perry about her novel The Essex Serpent.

David Baldacci

Meet the Author: David Baldacci

Rebecca meets American thriller writer David Baldacci to talk about his latest novel.

Michel Faber

Meet the Author: Michel Faber

Michel Faber talks to Jim Naughtie about his book of poems Undying: A Love Story.

Lucy Hughes-Hallett

Meet the Author: Lucy Hughes-Hallett

Jim Naughtie meets Lucy Hughes-Hallett to talk about her latest novel Peculiar Ground.

Ann Patchet

Meet the Author: Ann Patchet

James Naughtie talks to Ann Patchett about her new novel, Commonwealth.

Hollie McNish

Meet the Author: Hollie McNish

Jim Naughtie talks to the poet and author Hollie McNish about her new book Plum.

Martina Cole

Meet the Author: Martina Cole

Jim Naughtie talks with British crime writer Martina Cole.

Paula McGrath

Meet the Author: Paula McGrath

Jim Naughtie speaks to writer Paula McGrath about her new novel A History of Running Away.

Neel Mukherjee

Meet the Author: Neel Mukherjee

Jim Naughtie talks to the writer Neel Mukherjee about his latest novel A State of Freedom.

Mike McCormack

Meet the Author: Mike McCormack

Jim Naughtie talks to Mike McCormack about his book Solar Bones.

Karin Slaughter

Meet the Author: Karin Slaughter

Rebecca Jones speaks to crime thriller writer Karin Slaughter about The Good Daughter.