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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.

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.

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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.

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English


Episodes

Charlie Higson - You're Booked

5/10/2021
This week we are delighted to present a funny, freewheeling conversation with author, actor, podcaster and comedy legend Charlie Higson! As well as co-creating The Fast Show and Down the Line, adapting Marple and Jekyll and Hyde for TV, hosting the Charlie Higson & Friends podcast and popping up in Broadchurch, he's the author of many books including the hugely successful Young Bond and The Enemy series. His latest is the sweet and hilarious kids book Worst Holiday Ever. We talked to him...

Duration:00:57:54

Emma Jane Unsworth - You're Booked

5/3/2021
What a great way to start a new series! The brilliant Emma Jane Unsworth joins us down the line from Brighton. Emma is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Hungry, the Stars and Everything, Adults and Animals, which was turned into a lauded film. Her latest work is a memoir about motherhood: After the Storm. We talked to her about werewolves, living in Jane Eyre's world, dirty girl gangs and the redemptive qualities of Carrie Fisher. BOOKS Emma Jane Unsworth - Animals Emma Jane...

Duration:01:03:20

Mel Giedroyc - You're Booked

4/5/2021
This week's guest is a full-blown National Treasure. Mel Giedroyc is a versatile presenter, actor and comedian, who formed a formidable comedy partnership with Sue Perkins, hosted the iconic Great British Bake Off and has starred in West End musicals. And now Mel can add novelist to her list of achievements with her critically acclaimed debut The Best Things already topping the charts. We talked to her about her ferocious devotion to Jean Valjean, the funny book she always gives as a gift...

Duration:01:00:38

Dean Koontz - You're Booked

3/29/2021
This week's guest may just hold the record for the You're Booked interviewee with the most books sold at a modest 500 million and counting. Dean Koontz's first book, Star Quest, was released in 1968 and since then he's produced over 100 more in a variety of genres. His books have been published in 38 languages and 14 have been New York Times number one bestsellers, with the latest being The Other Emily. We talked to Dean about dogs, self doubt, paperback binges, rereading and always hanging...

Duration:00:55:52

Patricia Cornwell - You're Booked

3/22/2021
This week we are delighted to have a genuine literary legend on the show: Patricia Cornwell! Patricia has sold over 100 million books in thirty-six languages in over 120 countries. Her most iconic character is medical examiner Kay Scarpetta who features in Patricia's next novel Autopsy - her latest novel is the space thriller Spin. She has also written non-fiction books concerning the Jack the Ripper case and a cookbook. We talked to her about AI reading lists, Queen Victoria's knickers,...

Duration:00:39:37

Robert Jones, Jr. - You're Booked

3/15/2021
This week, we know you are going to enjoy this wonderful, nourishing conversation with the author Robert Jones, Jr. Robert's first dazzling novel, The Prophets, is a New York Times bestseller that Marlon James described as "devastating and glorious". As you'll hear, Robert is a wonderful, knowledgable advocate for books, authors and life in general. We talked to him about James Baldwin, Book Brothers, empathy, rereading and Wonder Woman. For more about Daisy's new podcast Daisy is Insatiable...

Duration:00:51:42

Naoise Dolan - You're Booked

3/8/2021
This week we are delighted to welcome the author of our of our favourite books in recent times, Naoise Dolan. Naoise's debut novel was the critically acclaimed Exciting Times, shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year and shortlisted for the Sunday Times/University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award. We talked to her about memorable book deaths, the literary allure of London, Zadie Smith and sneaking sexy books. For more about Daisy's new podcast Daisy is Insatiable head...

Duration:00:47:05

Jill Mansell - You're Booked

3/1/2021
It's the turn of one of our absolute heroes to get the Book Inspector treatment this week - the majestic Jill Mansell! Jill is the author of OVER 20 Sunday Times bestsellers, has sold millions of books and won numerous awards during her glittering career. Her latest is the wonderful And Now You're Back. We talked to her about rereading (and not rereading), Jilly Cooper, the genius of Marian Keyes and the dangers of reading online evaluations of your work. For more about Daisy's new podcast...

Duration:00:54:20

Simon Doonan - You're Booked

2/22/2021
This week we are giddy with excitement to welcome one of our longtime, beloved authors to the show: Simon Doonan. Writer, bon vivant, fashion icon and renowned TV judge - Simon's memoir Beautiful People was turned into an acclaimed BBC series, he's also the author of Eccentric Glamour, Gay Men Don't Get Fat, and many more. He's also a judge on the TV shows America's Next Top Model and Making It. His latest book is a biography of the artist Keith Haring. We talked to him about the wonders of...

Duration:00:47:53

You're Booked Presents: Daisy is Insatiable

2/16/2021
You're Booked is very proud to present Daisy's brand new podcast: Daisy is Insatiable. Daisy is Insatiable is an intimate look at love, lust, life, and everything that makes sex fascinating. Why do we yearn for romance? How can we feel confident when it comes to our body image hang ups? What is the difference between sex and love? What happens when money gets involved? Each week, Daisy will be sharing a revealing conversation with a different guest - it's going to be fun, it's going to be...

Duration:00:07:47

Patricia Lockwood - You're Booked

2/15/2021
This week we are honoured and delighted to be talking to one of our favourite authors, the wonderful Patricia Lockwood. Patricia's memoir, Priestdaddy, was one of our most beloved books in recent years and her first novel, No One is Talking About This is equally enticing. We talked to her about Covid fever reading, problematic faves, forgotten kids books and, of course, Nabokov. You can find Daisy's brand new podcast, Daisy is Insatiable, right HERE. BOOKS Daisy Buchanan -...

Duration:01:03:16

Marian Keyes - You're Booked

2/8/2021
This week we are spending some time with the author who has probably been discussed on the show more than any other and one of our favourite writers of all time - the legendary Marian Keyes. Marian is one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time, selling over 30 million books in 33 different languages, with the latest being the chart-topping Grown Ups. We talked to Marian about the pleasures of reading, the joys of Jilly Cooper, why she's craving fictional glamour and struggling...

Duration:00:57:41

Kate Mosse - You're Booked

2/1/2021
This week we are investigating the reading habits of a genuine superstar. Kate Mosse OBE is the award-winning author of nine books of fiction including the bestselling Languedoc trilogy and her latest novel City of Tears that is currently topping the bestseller charts. She is the co-founder of the Women's Prize for Fiction and a guest presenter of BBC Radio 4's A Good Read. We talked to Kate about the importance of libraries, vintage crime, meeting your public and the greatness of Toni...

Duration:00:55:29

Raven Leilani - You're Booked

1/25/2021
This week we are incredibly excited to welcome the author of one of our, and Barack Obama's, favourite books. Raven Leilani's Luster has, quite rightly, taken the literary world by storm. As well as making Obama's 2020 book list, it's won the Kirkus Prize and been a New York Times bestseller. Sexy, funny and incredibly prescient, it is a book for our times and Raven is a writer of extreme skill and enormous promise. We talked to Raven about unlikeable characters, fantasy movie adaptations,...

Duration:00:53:03

You're Booked Presents: Broccoli Book Club

1/7/2021
Before the new season of You're Booked starts in a couple of weeks, we wanted to pop into your feed and tell you about a brand new podcast that book lovers are sure to enjoy. Broccoli Book Club is the first of its kind podcast, an interactive book club exploring works from some of the most savvy and talented authors, on a wide variety of fascinating topics. As well as discussing particular titles with a panel of experts, the show also invites listeners to join in the discussion plus there’ll...

Duration:00:10:32

Ella Risbridger - You're Booked

12/28/2020
This week we are nosing around the bookshelves of the author described as "the most talented new cookbook writer of a generation" by The Times, the wonderful Ella Risbridger! Ella is the author of Midnight Chicken, called "a manual for living and a declaration of hope" by Nigella Lawson. Ella is also the editor of the poetry anthology Set Me On Fire and her first book for children The Secret Detectives will be released later this year. We talked to her about nourishing poetry, smoking in the...

Duration:00:57:28

Dawn French - You're Booked

12/21/2020
For this year's festive special, we are in the company of comedy royalty. It's the undisputed national treasure: Dawn French! As well as being part of the groundbreaking comedy duo French and Saunders, Dawn is the author of two books of memoir and four novels with the latest being the bestselling Because Of You. We talked to her about the funniest book she has ever read, fictional families, Ab Fab, Carrie Fisher, Beatrix Potter and unusual research methods. BOOKS Daisy Buchanan -...

Duration:01:06:07

Sarra Manning - You're Booked Festive Gift Guide

12/16/2020
For this very special festive episode, we have enlisted the help of former guest, Twitter's resident book concierge and one of our favourite people in the whole world - the great Sarra Manning - to help you select the perfect book for everyone in your life (including yourself). Whether you're looking for that ideal last minute present for an awkward relative, or want to get something delightful to read for yourself, Sarra has a title for you. Sarra's new book Rescue Me and out early next...

Duration:00:43:05

CD Major - You're Booked

12/7/2020
This week we are delighted to have a rummage around the bookshelves of writer and presenter C.D. (Cesca) Major! Cesca is the prolific author of the bestselling thriller The Other Girl and also writes under the pseudonyms Rosie Blake and Ruby Hummingbird, producing a variety of brilliant books. We talked to her about Jilly Cooper, literary sisters, funny books, Christmas reads and writing something so scary you can't read it yourself. BOOKS Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable CD Major - The Other...

Duration:00:54:58

Patrick Freyne - You're Booked

11/30/2020
This week we're giddy with excitement to speak with the author of one of our favourite book's of recent times, Patrick Freyne! Patrick is a journalist, musician and the author of the essay collection Ok, Let's Do Your Stupid Idea which is hilariously funny, wise and deeply moving. We talked to him about apocalypse strategies, the joy of short books and the power of Adrian Mole. To learn more or donate to the charity FareShare visit FareShare.org.uk BOOKS Daisy Buchanan -...

Duration:00:58:36