World Book Club
WBC: JD Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye04/04/15
Catcher in the Rye 'experts', writers David Gilbert and Joanna Rakoff discuss this classic novel with presenter Harriett Gilbert at the fabled Algonquin Hotel where JD Salinger was a frequent visitor.
WBC: Anne Tyler: Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
Pulitzer prize-winning writer Anne Tyler discusses the favourite of her own novels Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant with Harriett Gilbert at her Baltimore home.
WBC: William Gibson-Neuromancer
Wiliam Gibson discusses his landmark novel Neuromancer with Harriett Gilbert, a studio audience and readers around the world.
WBC: Daniel Kehlmann
Acclaimed German writer Daniel Kehlmann discusses his bestselling novel Measuring the World with a studio audience and listeners around the world.
WBC: Marilynne Robinson on Gilead
Bestselling US writer Marilynne Robinson discusses her modern classic novel Gilead with Harriett Gilbert and an audience in the studio and around the world.
WBC: Herman Koch - The Dinner
Bestselling Dutch writer Hermann Koch discusses his award-winning novel The Dinner with Harriett Gilbert and a studio audience.
WBC: Kathy Reichs - Deja Dead
Bestselling US writer Kathy Reichs discusses her gripping thriller Deja Dead with Harriett Gilbert and listeners around the world.
WBC: Pat Barker: Repeat
Another chance to hear bestselling British writer Pat Barker discussing her award-winning novel about the First World War, Regeneration, with Harriett Gilbert, a studio audience and listeners around the world.
WBC: Janice Galloway
Bestselling Scottish writer Janice Galloway discusses her contemporary classic The Trick is to Keep Breathing with presenter Harriett Gilbert and an audience in a special edition recorded on location at BBC Pacific Quay at The 2014 Commonwealth Games...
WBC: Jostein Gaarder
Feted Norwegian writer Jostein Gaarder talks to presenter Harriett Gilbert and an audience of readers at the LiteraturHuset in Oslo about his phenomenally bestselling novel Sophie's World.
WBC: Per Petterson
Norwegian writer Per Petterson talks to Harriett Gilbert and a room full of readers in his Oslo publishing house about his masterpiece Out Stealing Horses.
WBC: Maya Angelou - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou reflects on some of her earliest and most difficult memories and talks about her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in this special commemorative edition of World Book Club from our archive.
WBC: Harlan Coben
Bestselling US thriller writer Harlan Coben discusses his novel Six Years with Harriett Gilbert,a studio audience and readers from around the world on BBC World Book Club
WBC: Malorie Blackman
British writer Malorie Blackman discusses her bestselling novel Noughts and Crosses with Harriett Gilbert and a studio audience.
WBC: Elif Shafak
Bestselling Turkish writer Elif Shafak discusses her novel The Forty Rules of Love with Harriett Gilbert and a studio audience.
WBC: Christos Tsiolkas
Australian novelist Christos Tsiolkas discusses his bestselling novel The Slap with Harriett Gilbert and a studio audience.
WBC: Pat Barker
Acclaimed British writer Pat Barker discusses her classic novel about World War I with Harriett Gilbert and a small studio audience as well as listeners around the world.
WBC: Brian Aldiss
British sci-fi writer Brian Aldiss talks to Harriett Gilbert and a studio audience as well as listeners from around the world about his novel Greybeard.
WBC: Albert Camus
Camus experts Olivier Todd and Professor David Walker celebrate the centenary of the feted French novelist's life with a discussion of his masterpiece The Outsider with presenter Harriett Gilbert and an audience in the library of the world famous...
WBC: Jhumpa Lahiri
American Indian writer Jhumpa Lahiri talks to Harriett Gilbert and a studio audience about her short stories Unaccustomed Earth.
- London, United Kingdom
More informationWorld Book Club invites the globe's great authors to discuss their best known novel.
This monthly programme, presented by Harriett Gilbert, includes questions from World Service listeners.