You’re Booked

Hosted ByDaisy Buchanan

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.

20. Sinéad Gleeson

It’s our first INTERNATIONAL edition as we travel to Dublin to talk to author, journalist, poet and broadcaster Sinéad Gleeson. Sinéad is a powerhouse who has written essays and poems for a huge range of publications, edited various anthologies and hosted the Book Show on RTÉ Radio One. Her acclaimed new essay collection Constellations deals with the body in its various incarnations. We talked to Sinéad about poetry, horror, frogs and inappropriate literary crushes.


Paige Toon – If You Can Go Anywhere

Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Sinéad Gleeson – Constellations

Niven Govinden – This Brutal House

Niven Govinden – Black Bread White Beer

Agatha Christie – Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Agatha Christie – Murder on the Links

Agatha Christie – Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?

Alfred Hitchcock – Bar the Doors

Alfred Hitchcock – Ghostly Gallery

Various – Irish Tales of Terror

Emily Bronte – Wuthering Heights

Judy Blume – Forever

Edna O’Brien – Country Girls

Various – The Long Gaze Back

Nora Hoult – Cocktail Bar

Daphne Du Maurier – Don’t Look Now

Daphne Du Maurier – House on the Strand

Daphne Du Maurier – The Birds

Jane Bowles – Two Serious Ladies

Evie Wyld – After the Fire a Still Small Voice

Evie Wyld – All the Birds Singing

Kate Chopin – The Awakening

Charlotte Perkins Gilman – The Yellow Wallpaper

Daphne Du Maurier – Rebecca

Toni Morrison – Beloved

Nella Larsen – Passing

Zora Neale Hurston – Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zadie Smith – Feel Free

Lorrie Moore – Who Will Run the Frog Hospital

Robert Seethaler – A Whole Life

Patrick deWitt – The Sisters Brothers

Nina Stibbe – Reasons To Be Cheerful

Edna O’Brien – Paradise

Sally Rooney – Mr Salary

Djuna Barnes – Nightwood

Samuel Beckett – Dante and the Lobster

Jon Day –

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