Journalist, writer and Birbeck alumnus Hilary Wilce questions prize-winning authors Hilary Mantel and Rachel Cusk about the trend for universities to employ high-profile writers.
ROTH, VONNEGUT, MORRISON, UPDIKE, EGGERS... Listen online to feature-length interviews with the greatest American writers from 1939 to the present. Available permanently on the BBC website.
Ellah Allfrey discusses the joys and pain of editing debut authors.
In the first of a regular feature we get authors, agents and publishers to pick the 11 internet sites they find the most useful or inspiring. Julia Bell counts down her current eleven.