Paperback Writers [6 Music]

Episodes

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0201David Nicholls2011110620141111 (6M)
20150917 (6M)
20161101 (6M)

Another chance to hear David Nicholls, author of One Day, selecting some favourite songs.

Another chance to hear David Nicholls chosing the tunes he'd like you to hear and that have played a part in his life and literary world.

Another chance to hear writer David Nicholls play music that has played a part in his life

To complement 6 Music Celebrates Libraries, another chance to hear David Nicholls chosing the tunes he'd like you to hear and that have played a part in his life and literary world.

To complement 6 Music Celebrates Libraries, another chance to hear David Nicholls choosing the tunes he'd like you to hear and that have played a part in his life and literary world.

0202Mark Billingham2011111320141112 (6M)
20150918 (6M)
20161102 (6M)

Another chance to hear Mark Billingham's selection of songs that influenced his writing.

Another chance to hear Mark Billingham's selections. Mark's choices have an obvious dark and dangerous theme. Both he and his protagonist Tom Thorne love Johnny Cash and Hank Williams. Mark agonised over the songs he chose for this hour, and they help give a greater understanding of his writing.

To complement 6 Music Celebrates Libraries, another chance to hear Mark Billingham's selections. Mark's choices have an obvious dark and dangerous theme. Both he and his protagonist Tom Thorne love Johnny Cash and Hank Williams. Mark agonised over the songs he chose for this hour, and they help give a greater understanding of his writing.

0203Oliver Jeffers2011112020141113 (6M)
20150919 (6M)
20161103 (6M)

Award-winning children's picture book writer Oliver Jeffers chooses his milestone tracks.

Another chance to hear Oliver Jeffers, the award-winning artist, illustrator and author of children's books selecting music that has inspired him.

Oliver has chooses music that has marked significant milestones in his life, so you can sit back and travel with him as a young lad in Northern Ireland, around Australia and to New York, where he now lives and recorded this programme.

To complement 6 Music Celebrates Libraries, another chance to hear Oliver Jeffers, the award-winning artist, illustrator and author of children's books selecting music that has inspired him.

02042011112720161104 (6M)

The late Iain Banks talks about his life and favourite music.

Another chance to hear the late Iain Banks sharing his favourite music and stories about his life. This programme was first broadcast in November 2011.

Iain Banks aka Iain M Banks (in his sci-fi guise) was the man behind transfixing novels Complicity and Wasp Factory. Iain's wit and music take us on a journey back to his colourful student days in Scotland, to squats in England and finally a serene life in the wilds of Scotland.

0204 LASTIain Banks2011112720140525 (6M)
20141114 (6M)
20150920 (6M)

The late Iain Banks talks about his life and favourite music.

To complement 6 Music Celebrates Libraries, another chance to hear the late Iain Banks sharing his favourite music and stories about his life. This programme was first broadcast in November 2011.

Iain Banks aka Iain M Banks (in his sci-fi guise) was the man behind transfixing novels Complicity and Wasp Factory. Iain's wit and music take us on a journey back to his colourful student days in Scotland, to squats in England and finally a serene life in the wilds of Scotland.

In the lead up to 6 Music at Hay festival, almost a year after his passing, another chance to hear Iain Banks on the 6 Music series Paperback Writers, in which he shares his favourite music and stories about his life. This programme was first broadcast in November 2011.

Iain Banks aka Iain M Banks (in his sci-fi guise) was the man behind transfixing novels Complicity and Wasp Factory. Iain's wit and music carries you through the hour where you'll journey with him back to his colourful student days in Scotland, to squats in England and finally a serene life in the wilds of Scotland.

0301Jake Arnott2012050620141115 (6M)
20150921 (6M)
20161105 (6M)

Another chance to hear Jake Arnott sharing the music that inspires him.

Music has played a big part in shaping Jake's life. He once interviewed Morrissey for Time Out and in Johnny Come Home the protagonist is a 1970s glam rock star. Jake also made a cameo appearance in Telstar, the film biopic about cult 60s record producer Joe Meek. David Bowie is a big fan of Jake's work. The musician comments that: "whenever he's got a new book out, I drop everything, knowing that the next couple of hours are going to be pure gangland bliss."

Jake reads an extract of The House of Rumour, and his musical selections include the Clash, Nina Simone, Althea and Donna, Wire, Augustus Pablo, the Smiths, PM Dawn and, of course, David Bowie.

To complement 6 Music Celebrates Libraries, another chance to hear Jake Arnott sharing the music that inspires him.

0301Novelist Jake Arnott20120506
0302Esther Freud2012051320141116 (6M)
20150922 (6M)
20161106 (6M)

Another chance to hear novelist Esther Freud talking about her musical influences.

Another chance to hear novelist Esther Freud selecting music that has inspired her.

Esther picks songs by the likes of Patsy Cline, the Faces, the Clash and the Arctic Monkeys.

To complement 6 Music Celebrates Libraries, another chance to hear novelist Esther Freud selecting music that has inspired her.

0303Alain De Botton2012052020141117 (6M)
20150923 (6M)
20161107 (6M)

Writer Alain de Botton talks about his musical influences.

Another chance to hear Alain de Botton's appearance on the programme that takes a closer look at the musical influences of some of the UK's most successful novelists and the ways they weave them through their work.

Alain's selections include R.E.M., 10,000 Maniacs and Sinead O'Connor.

To complement 6 Music Celebrates Libraries, another chance to hear Alain de Botton's appearance on the programme that takes a closer look at the musical influences of some of the UK's most successful novelists and the ways they weave them through their work.

0304 LASTCharlie Higson2012052720141118 (6M)
20150924 (6M)
20161108 (6M)

Another chance to hear writer Charlie Higson talking about his musical influences.

To complement 6 Music Celebrates Libraries, another chance to hear Charlie Higson sharing his musical influences and explaining how he weaves them through his work.

Charlie is a fan of horror films and books, and even studied gothic literature at university. The first novel in his bestselling zombie-adventure series for teenagers, The Enemy, was published in September 2009.

After leaving university, Charlie formed a band, The Higsons. He then turned to comedy and has starred in TV shows including The Harry Enfield Television Programme, The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, Shooting Stars and The Fast Show.

Charlie is also a successful adult novelist and has written four thrillers.

Another chance to hear Charlie Higson sharing his musical influences and explaining how he weaves them through his work.

6M6 Music Celebrates Libraries20150906

A special edition of the series in which authors discuss their musical influences.

6MBelinda Bauer20151115

Crime writer - and Stephen King fan girl - Belinda Bauer hosts the third episode of Paperback Writers.

She picks songs by some of her all-time favourite singers and artists, including music she heard whilst growing up in South Africa and artists she discovered as a screenwriter in Los Angeles. Her list includes Pink Floyd, The Clash, Undertones and Blondie.

6MDavid Mitchell20161030

Best-selling author David Mitchell (not the comedian) plays songs by some of his favourite artists, and talks about how they have shaped his life personally, and his career as a writer.

His selection includes Sufjan Stevens, Elvis Costello, PJ Harvey, Talking Heads and Kate Bush.

6MIan Rankin2010112820141108 (6M)
20150914 (6M)
20161029 (6M)
20161105 (6M)
20170429 (6M)

talks about his life and work and plays some of his favourite music from 2010.

To complement 6 Music Celebrates Libraries, another chance to hear Ian Rankin talking about his life and work and playing some of his favourite music from 2010.

A Scottish theme runs throgh the show with tracks from Steve Mason, Belle and Sebastian and Mogwai.

Plus an insight in to the music that accompanies Ian as he creates modern noir fiction.

A Scottish theme runs through the show with tracks from Steve Mason, Belle and Sebastian and Mogwai.

Ian Rankin talks about his life and work and plays some of his favourite music from 2010.

Another chance to hear Ian Rankin talking about his life and work and playing some of his favourite music from 2010.

A Scottish theme runs through the show with tracks from Steve Mason, Belle and Sebastian and Mogwai. Plus an insight in to the music that accompanies Ian as he creates modern noir fiction.

6MIrvine Welsh20161113

Scottish author and international best-seller Irvine Welsh chooses an hour of his favourite songs, and talks about the stories behind them.

His selection includes songs from Velvet Underground, Small Faces, David Bowie and Primal Scream.

6MJonathan Coe2010121220141110 (6M)
20150916 (6M)

Another chance to hear novelist Jonathan Coe selecting an hour of his favourite music.

To complement 6 Music Celebrates Libraries, another chance to hear novelist Jonathan Coe selecting an hour of his favourite music.

6MJonathan Coe20161031

Another chance to hear novelist Jonathan Coe selecting an hour of his favourite music.

6MMan Booker Prize-winning Author Paul Beatty Chooses His Favourite Music20161218

Paul Beatty, the first American author to win the Man Booker Prize, chooses some of his favourite music and tells us what the songs and artists mean to him. His selection includes The Shirelles, James Taylor, Parliament Funkadelic, Third Base and Sam Cooke.

6MMargaret Atwood20161023

chooses her favourite songs and talks about what they mean to her.

6MMark Billingham20151122

- author of the Tom Thorne detective novels - chooses an hour of his favourite songs.

Mark started out as an actor and stand-up comedian, and although now a very successful author and bookworm, music is still his passion. In the last episode of Paperback Writers, he rifles through his extensive record collection to choose some of his favourite songs of all time, including Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, XTC and John Grant.

6MMarlon James20151108

The Man Booker prize winning author plays some of his favourite music, from Bob Marley to Led Zeppelin and Nick Drake.

James won the 2015 Man Booker prize for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings, a fictional account of the assassination attempt on Bob Marley. In this second episode of Paperback Writers, Marlon plays the music that inspires him when writing and from his childhood in Jamaica including Bob Marley, Nick Drake, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, and Bob Dylan

6MStephen King20151101

In this very special show, Stephen King, one of the world's biggest selling authors, chooses his favourite songs and talks about what they mean to him; from his love of AC/DC to appearing on stage with John Cougar Mellencamp, his running buddy.

Stephen King has sold over 350 million copies of his books, many of which have been made into films and TV series. As well as his love of literature, Stephen also owns three radio stations in the U.S. and is a huge music fan. Over this hour, he plays a selection of tracks from his record collection and tells us the stories behind them.

His latest book is a thrilling new collection of short stories called the Bazaar Of Bad Dreams.

There's a curio for every reader - a man who keeps reliving the same life, repeating the same mistakes over and over, a firework competition between neighbours which reaches an explosive climax, a columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries or a poignant tale about the end of the human race.

6MZadie Smith20161106

Best-selling author, Zadie Smith, chooses an hour of her favourite music and talks about what they mean to her and the stories behind them.

Her playlist includes songs from Prince, Lauryn Hill, Skepta and Bob Dylan.