BBC Radio 4.
Novels & Novelists
One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand (I like the book, but not her politics)
Simone de Beauvoir
Iain M Banks
Comedians & Writers
Chris Morris, satirist and probably a genius
Stewart Lee, the 41st best stand-up ever
Julia Davis, hand-bitingly good actress and writer Daniel Kitson, wordy, thoughtful, lovely, and sharp.