Victoria Hislop tells us how Beatrix Potter's work has inspired her, where her ideas come from, and why she thinks libraries are precious.
Alan Bennett talks about his childhood love of Just William and his mother's exaltation of writers, and encourages readers to use their local libraries
Peter Lovesey explains how he discovered true crime at the age of 8 after his family's home was hit by a Doodlebug, how his crime-writing career began with winning a competition, and why you should submit stock suggestions to your local library service.
Dame Hilary Mantel tells us why she chose to write about Thomas Cromwell, the advantages of writing short stories in the first person, and the importance of using, celebrating and promoting your local library.
Lisa Hilton discusses her admiration for John Donne and Evelyn Waugh, changing style with her psychological thriller Maestra, and her experience as a teenage library assistant.
Deborah discusses her childhood love for Just William, the pleasure of having her novel These Foolish Things adapted into The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and the challenge of adapting Pride and Prejudice for the big screen.
Jodi discusses co-writing with her daughter, switching off from work, and her new novel, Small Great Things.
Jilly discusses the latest Rutshire Chronicles novel and her love of Suffolk.
Brandon interviews the former postman and chancellor, author of an acclaimed set of memoirs and special guest at our annual book festival, Bookfest.
Brandon King interviews The Lewis Trilogy author Peter May.