Adam talks to literature teacher Fay Shaefer about the portrayal of women in Victorian novels. Writers like Anne Bronte broke new ground - but what kind of reaction did they receive? And do their books still have resonance today?
Adam talks to David O'Doherty, stand-up comedian and children's author.
What's the secret to making kids laugh? And is there an overlap between comedy and children's writing?
Screenwriter on The Thick Of It and Veep, Will Smith's first novel, Mainlander, is set in Jersey, where he grew up.
On this podcast he tells us about the learning curve transitioning from writing for TV to writing fiction, why he's so nostalgic for his Jersey childhood, and why big television dramas like The Wire and The Sopranos are the new inspiration point for novelists.
Author Jason Monaghan's new book, Glint of Light on Broken Glass, is a historical novel set on Guernsey during the First World War. On this podcast Jason talks to us about the book, and explores the many ways the conflict impacted upon the island.
He also discusses his five previous novels, how his writing career got started, and how his background in archaeology influences what he writes about.
Historian Duncan Barrett is in Guernsey this summer researching a new book on the Occupation of the Channel Islands.
In this podcast he shares some of the memories he's heard from the islanders he's spoken to, and explains why the Occupation is such an important story in the bigger picture of the war.
When Paul Torday (author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) died in 2013, he left behind a half-finished manuscript called The Death of an Owl. His son Piers, already a prize-winning children's author, took on the task of completing it.
In this conversation he talks about the challenges that entailed, and gives some insight into his late father's career, and the way his life changed after Salmon Fishing stormed the world.
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society has been an extraordinary success all over the world, topping bestseller lists and in some sense putting Guernsey 'on the map'.
On this podcast Annie Barrows, the book's co-author, talks about how her aunt, Mary Ann Shaffer, became interested in the German Occupation, her deep sadness that Mary Ann didn't live to see publication and success, and how she feels about the response to the book, both around the world and in Guernsey.
On the second podcast recorded at the Alderney Literary Festival, Adam talks to Simon Scarrow - author of numerous historical novels, including the bestselling Macro & Cato series.
As well as sharing his love for Alderney (and why it reminds him of the Famous Five books), Simon discusses how he goes about his research, why he's so drawn to ancient Rome, why writing historical fiction is inherently problematic, and why the same is true when writing History.
Because what is 'History', anyway?
In 1992 Dame Stella Rimington became Director-General of MI5 - the first female Director-General, and the first to be publicly named.
Since retiring from the service she's forged a successful second career as a novelist, drawing on her MI5 experience to create the compelling Liz Carlyle series. The ninth book will be published in summer 2016.
In Alderney recently for the second Alderney Literary Festival, she spoke to us about her two careers, and why they're actually more similar than you might think.
As Outreach Librarian, Cornelia James's job is to take the library service out into the community, including to Guernsey's prison.
What is a prison library actually like? And what role can it play in reforming and rehabilitating prisoners?