My Life In Five Books

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04Bernard MacLaverty20121225

04Bernard Maclaverty2012122520151228 (RS)

1/1 Bernard MacLaverty is one of our most distinguished authors. He's published five collections of short stories, two books for children and four novels. He adapted two of his best known titles, Lamb and Cal for the big screen and they both became major films.

Talking to Stuart Cosgrove he recalls Christmas as a youngster growing up in Northern Ireland, his association with The Belfast Group of poets and reveals the five titles that remind him of the festive season.

0401Maggie O'Farrell20130812

0401Maggie O'Farrell2013081220130818 (RS)

1/5 Edinburgh based bestselling novelist Maggie O'Farrell discusses with Stuart Cosgrove these five special books that have been pivotal in her life.

1:Favourite childhood book: The Moomin books by Tove Jansson:

2: A Life changing book: The Bloody Chamber - Angela Carter.

3: Non-fiction title: Penguin Dictionary of First Names by David Pickering.

4: Book you've read most often: Earthly Powers - Anthony Burgess.

5: Favourite short story: The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

0401Maggie O'Farrell2013081220130818 (RS)

1/5 Edinburgh based bestselling novelist Maggie O'Farrell discusses with Stuart Cosgrove these five special books that have been pivotal in her life.

1:Favourite childhood book: The Moomin books by Tove Jansson:

2: A Life changing book: The Bloody Chamber - Angela Carter.

3: Non-fiction title: Penguin Dictionary of First Names by David Pickering.

4: Book you've read most often: Earthly Powers - Anthony Burgess.

5: Favourite short story: The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

0405William McIlvanney20130816

0405William McIlvanney20130816

5/5 William McIlvanney is one of our best known novelists who has also written short stories, poetry and has worked as a journalist and TV presenter. He's regarded as "the godfather of tartan noir" and now his publisher is bringing out new editions of his crime novels featuring the Glasgow detective Laidlaw.

William tells Stuart Cosgrove about five books that have made a real impact on him including his favourite book from childhood, a life changing book and the title he has returned to most often.

0405William McIlvanney20130816

5/5 William McIlvanney is one of our best known novelists who has also written short stories, poetry and has worked as a journalist and TV presenter. He's regarded as "the godfather of tartan noir" and now his publisher is bringing out new editions of his crime novels featuring the Glasgow detective Laidlaw.

William tells Stuart Cosgrove about five books that have made a real impact on him including his favourite book from childhood, a life changing book and the title he has returned to most often.

0405William McIlvanney20130816

0405William McIlvanney2013081620140712 (RS)

5/5 William McIlvanney is one of our best known novelists who has also written short stories, poetry and has worked as a journalist and TV presenter. He's regarded as "the godfather of tartan noir" and now his publisher is bringing out new editions of his crime novels featuring the Glasgow detective Laidlaw.

William tells Stuart Cosgrove about five books that have made a real impact on him including his favourite book from childhood, a life changing book and the title he has returned to most often.