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Welcome to You’re Booked, the podcast for literary nosy parkers who would like the chance to snoop around their favourite authors’ bookshelves.I’m Daisy Buchanan, your Book Inspector, and I’ll be asking our guests all about the first forbidden books they read under the covers, the beloved books they have borrowed, and never given back, and those impressive heavyweight hardbacks that make them look like intellectual giants – even though they couldn’t get beyond the first twenty pages.We’ll also be talking about what makes readers into writers, how our guests became book lovers and their favourite reading memories, all with a dash of intelligence and a dollop of irreverence. Our guests include Dolly Alderton, Nina Stibbe, Nikesh Shukla, and many more favourites from our own bookshelves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Welcome to You’re Booked, the podcast for literary nosy parkers who would like the chance to snoop around their favourite authors’ bookshelves.I’m Daisy Buchanan, your Book Inspector, and I’ll be asking our guests all about the first forbidden books they read under the covers, the beloved books they have borrowed, and never given back, and those impressive heavyweight hardbacks that make them look like intellectual giants – even though they couldn’t get beyond the first twenty pages.We’ll also be talking about what makes readers into writers, how our guests became book lovers and their favourite reading memories, all with a dash of intelligence and a dollop of irreverence. Our guests include Dolly Alderton, Nina Stibbe, Nikesh Shukla, and many more favourites from our own bookshelves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Welcome to You’re Booked, the podcast for literary nosy parkers who would like the chance to snoop around their favourite authors’ bookshelves.I’m Daisy Buchanan, your Book Inspector, and I’ll be asking our guests all about the first forbidden books they read under the covers, the beloved books they have borrowed, and never given back, and those impressive heavyweight hardbacks that make them look like intellectual giants – even though they couldn’t get beyond the first twenty pages.We’ll also be talking about what makes readers into writers, how our guests became book lovers and their favourite reading memories, all with a dash of intelligence and a dollop of irreverence. Our guests include Dolly Alderton, Nina Stibbe, Nikesh Shukla, and many more favourites from our own bookshelves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Episodes

You're Booked Presents: Daisy is Careering

3/10/2022
You're Booked is very proud to present Daisy's brand new podcast: Daisy is Careering. In Daisy is Careering, journalist and author Daisy Buchanan will be looking at one of the most complicated relationships of our lives: work. We all want to find jobs that we love, but what happens when we start to realise they are never going to love us back? How much of ourselves should we bring to our careers? What can we do when our ambition makes us feel anxious? Is there such a thing as a 'dream job'?...

Duration:00:10:58

Adele Parks - You're Booked

12/27/2021
This week we are infinitely excited to present the bestselling literary phenomenon Adele Parks to You're Booked! Since releasing her first novel Playing Away in 2000, Adele has released a book a year with her latest the critically acclaimed Both of You. She is one of the biggest-selling women’s fiction writers in the UK, with 4 million books sold and her work translated into more than 30 languages. We talked to her about library love, Enid Blyton, formative reads, literary giants you...

Duration:01:07:34

Susanna Clarke - You're Booked

12/20/2021
This week we are truly honoured to welcome the legendary Susanna Clarke to You're Booked! Her debut novel was the beloved Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell which was longlisted for the Booker Prize and won the British Book Awards Newcomer of the Year, the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award. Her short story collection The Ladies of Grace Adieu, set in the world of Jonathan Strange, followed in 2006. Her latest is Piranesi, a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller, and winner of this...

Duration:00:55:30

Janina Matthewson - You're Booked

12/13/2021
This week we are delighted to peruse the bookshelves of author, performer and podcaster Janina Matthewson! Janina created the acclaimed novel Of Things Gone Astray and co-created the Welcome to Night Vale affiliated podcast Within the Wires. Her latest book, co-written with Night Vale creator Jeffrey Cranor is You Feel It Just Below the Ribs. We talked to her about Bridget Jones picnics, suitable Jane Austen husbands, Susanna Clarke, Sarah Perry and the power of the Princess...

Duration:00:56:11

Sophia Money-Coutts - You're Booked

12/6/2021
This week we present a cosy fireside chat in the fabulous home of journalist, presenter and author Sophia Money-Coutts! Sophia is the former features editor at Tatler, Daily Telegraph columnist and the author of the bestselling comedies What Happens Now, The Plus One, The Wish List and her latest, the hilarious Did You Miss Me? We talked to her about interview technique, Roald Dahl's curious desserts, the joy of PG Wodehouse and, for the first time in You're Booked history, a special guest...

Duration:00:59:37

Miranda Cowley Heller - You're Booked

11/29/2021
This week we're delighted to present this fun and fascinating conversation with author and producer Miranda Cowley Heller! After a career in publishing and head honcho at HBO, Miranda's debut novel The Paper Palace has been a runaway bestseller, a Reese Witherspoon book club pick and is now being adapted as a TV mini-series. We talked to her about parenting in the 1970s, classic kids books, dream adaptations and naughty Victorian reads. BOOKS Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable Daisy Buchanan -...

Duration:00:55:39

Dave Eggers - You're Booked

11/22/2021
This week we're delighted to present this late night, transatlantic phone chat with the legendary Dave Eggers! Dave is the author of many books including The Circle, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, A Hologram for the King, What Is the What, and The Museum of Rain. His latest if the tech satire The Every. He's also the founder of publishing house McSweeney's and co-founder of 826 National, a network of youth writing and tutoring centres around America. We talked to him about...

Duration:00:42:19

Lindsey Kelk - You're Booked

11/15/2021
This week we're delighted to present this frank, funny and thoroughly entertaining chat with author, journalist and podcaster Lindsey Kelk! Lindsey is the bestselling author of the I Heart series of books, plus In Case You Missed It, One in a Million and her latest On a Night Like This. Lindsey also co-hosts the beauty podcast, Full Coverage, and Tight and Fights, a wrestling podcast, We talked to her about James Herbert issues, the importance of Paula Danziger, a variety of vampires and the...

Duration:01:02:21

Yrsa Daley-Ward - You're Booked

11/8/2021
It's our 100th episode! Sort of - we may have slightly lost count. But there is still plenty of cause for celebration as we are in the company of poet, author, memoirist and actor Yrsa Daley-Ward! Her poetry collection Bone was widely acclaimed while her memoir The Terrible won the PEN/Ackerley Prize. She co-wrote Black Is King with Beyonce and her latest book is The How described as "a gratifying exploration of the self". We talked to her about the best books to listen to, the genius of...

Duration:00:58:34

Helen Oyeyemi - You're Booked

11/1/2021
This week we're delighted to share this wonderful, nourishing conversation with novelist, playwright and short story writer Helen Oyeyemi! Helen's debut, The Icarus Girl was called "a masterly first novel" by the New York Times. White is For Witching won a Somerset Maugham Award, while What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours won the PEN Open Book Award. Her latest novel is the eagerly anticipated Peaces. We talked to her about rereading Little Women, Emily Dickinson's jokes, unreliable memoirists and...

Duration:00:52:45

Lucy Mangan - You're Booked

10/25/2021
This week we're delighted to chat to author and journalist Lucy Mangan! Lucy's book Bookworm has been discussed many times on the show and is a firm favourite in YB Towers. Her new novel Are We Having Fun Yet? is fun, furious and unforgettable. We talked to her about reading epiphanies, the literary merits of Les Dawson, quintessential children's books and finding writing solace in Ikea. BOOKS Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable Daisy Buchanan - Careering Lucy Mangan - Bookworm Lucy Mangan -...

Duration:00:54:39

Ben Okri - You're Booked

10/18/2021
This week we are honoured to talk to globally acclaimed author, poet, screenwriter and Booker prize winner Ben Okri OBE! Ben has won numerous awards and honorary doctorates for his fiction and poetry and is considered one of the foremost African authors of the modern era. We talked to Ben about the meaning of being, the character of Walt Whitman, the idea of comfort reading and the importance of reading to our humanity. BOOKS Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable Daisy Buchanan - Careering Ben...

Duration:00:47:26

Tilly Fitzgerald - You're Booked

10/11/2021
We're preparing a brand new season of YB - but as a delicious taster, enjoy this wonderful conversation with avid reader, book blogger and lover of all things literary Tilly Fitzgerald AKA TillyLovesBooks (on all branches of social media). We were delighted when Tilly got involved with our Books to Nourish auction, raising funds for Fareshare, a charity fighting hunger and food waste - if you can, please do contribute to this fantastic cause at fareshare.org.uk. We talked to Tilly about...

Duration:01:01:21

Isy Suttie - You're Booked

8/9/2021
This week we are beyond delighted to welcome the brilliant and hilarious Isy Suttie to You’re Booked towers! Isy is a comedian, actor and the author of a memoir The Actual One and the wonderful novel Jane is Trying. We talked to her about eating mince, thriller addiction, the pain of rereading and getting a boy to buy you Forever. BOOKS Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable Isy Suttie - Jane is Trying Isy Suttie - The Actual One Sara Pascoe - Animal Sue Miller - The Good Mother Bev Thomas - A...

Duration:01:02:43

Otegha Uwagba - You're Booked

7/5/2021
For our series finale, we are thrilled to present this conversation with author, podcaster and all-round inspiration Otegha Uwagba! Otegha is the author of the bestselling career guide Little Black Book and the essay collection Whites: On Race and Other Falsehoods which was picked as one of the Guardian’s Books of The Year. Her latest book is the memoir We Need To Talk About Money. We talked to her about Enid Blyton deep cuts, books about families, jumping aboard the Ferrante bandwagon and...

Duration:00:49:32

Nick Hornby - You're Booked

6/28/2021
This week we welcome a genuine literary legend to YB: Nick Hornby! Nick is the bestselling author of eight novels, including High Fidelity, About a Boy and, most recently, Just Like You. He’s also published non-fiction such as Fever Pitch, and has written numerous award-winning screenplays for film and television including Brooklyn, Wild and Love Nina. We talked to him about Rin Tin Tin, the pain of rereading, the definition of a classic and why his dad kept Fanny Hill in his...

Duration:00:55:02

Olivia Laing - You're Booked

6/21/2021
This week we are thrilled to present an illuminating chat with one of our favourite all-time writers: Olivia Laing! Olivia is the author of To the River, The Trip to Echo Spring, The Lonely City and Funny Weather. Her novel Crudo was a Sunday Times bestseller, a New York Times notable book, shortlisted for the Goldsmiths and Gordon Burn Prizes and winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Her latest book is Everybody: A Book About Freedom. We talked to her about Warhol’s wigs, Kathy...

Duration:00:53:51

Clare Chambers - You're Booked

6/14/2021
This week we’re delighted to welcome the author of one of our favourite novels of recent times Clare Chambers! Clare’s novel Small Pleasures was a Women’s Prize nominee and a book of the Year in The Times, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Daily Express, Metro and many more and beloved over here at You’re Booked towers. We talked to her about Katherine Heiny, out of print revelations, slow reading and using Nina Stibbe as a friendship barometer. BOOKS Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable Clare...

Duration:01:00:06

Elizabeth Uviebinené - You're Booked

6/7/2021
This week, we're delighted to sit down and chat with the multi-award winning author, speaker, podcaster and Financial Times columnist Elizabeth Uviebinené! Elizabeth's first book was the groundbreaking Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible, co-written with her best friend Yomi Adegoke. She also co-edited Loud Black Girls with Yomi and co-presented Slay in Your Lane: The Podcast. Her latest book is The Reset, a fundamental rethink of how we work and live. We talked to her about the genius...

Duration:00:47:42

Esther Freud - You're Booked

5/31/2021
This week we're delighted to welcome the legendary novelist, playwright, performer, journalist and teacher Esther Freud to You're Booked. Esther is the author of nine novels, her first Hideous Kinky was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys prize and turned into a hit film starring Kate Winslet. Her latest is the captivating I Couldn't Love You More. We talked to her about the pain of book gifting, the genius of Jean Rhys, the power of poetry and the hilarity of Maria...

Duration:00:56:02