7 Books I’d Take To A Desert Island

John Legend on Desert Island Discs in 2022 / Credit: BBC Radio 4

Desert Island Discs — the world’s longest-running radio-interview show — first aired on the BBC in a bomb-damaged building in 1942. Producers have tweaked but not abandoned its crowd-pleasing premise: Each celebrity guest discusses eight recordings he or she would take if banished to a desert island.

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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.