Only Connect!

And we thought the Lapham’s chart of writers’ connections was complex!

A.S. Byatt and Margaret Drabble are sisters?! How did I miss that memo? — ed.

To complement and promote In Their Own Words: British Novelists , the BBC and Open University teamed up on an interactive map of modern British writers. The map explores personal relationships, literary themes and genres, and background.

In Their Own Words: British Novelists airs Mondays at 9pm on BBC, and promises such fascinating moments as William Golding addressing a schoolroom of boys on Lord of the Flies and the only surviving recording of Virginia Woolfe.