Colm Tóibín visits the Guardian book club to discuss The Testament of Mary. He reads for seven minutes then discusses the novel with the host and answers audience questions for the remainder of the half hour. Straight away he reveals the two unnamed men in the story are John and (impossibly) Paul (who is "mean"). Listen here.
On Friday, Front Row broadcast thirty minutes at home in Baltimore with the peerless Anne Tyler on her nineteen previous books and her work-in-progress, a big novel to be told going backwards through three or four generations, called A Spool of Blue Thread.