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.

22. Sarah Maria Griffin

This week we’re travelling to Dublin to meet the wonderful author, poet, journalist and podcaster Sarah Maria Griffin. Sarah’s first book, Not Lost was an essay collection concerning a year spent in San Francisco. She then authored the critically acclaimed novels Spare and Found Parts and Other Words for Smoke. We talked to her about pilgrimages, the importance of helping others, video games and the amazing array of Irish women writers currently working.


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Sarah Maria Griffin – Not Lost

Sarah Maria Griffin – Found and Spare Parts

Sarah Maria Griffin – Other Words For Smoke

Aoife Dooley – How to Deal with Poxes

Shanny Jean Maney – I Love Science

Anthony Bourdain – Hungry Ghosts

Anthony Bourdain – Kitchen Confidential

MFK Fisher – Consider the Oyster

Erin Morgenstern – The Night Circus

Maeve Higgins – Maeve in America

Emilie Pine – Notes to Self

Sinead Gleeson – Constellations

Deirdre Sullivan – Tangleweed and Brine

Moira Fowley-Doyle – The Accident Season

June Caldwell – Little Town Moone

Louise O’Neill – The Surface Breaks

Eimear McBride – A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

Sara Baume – A Line Made by Walking

Caroline O’Donoghue – Promising Young Women

Dorothy Macardle – The Uninvited

Tana French – In The Woods

Lorrie Moore – Who Will Run The Frog Hospital

Belinda McKeon – Tender

Belinda McKeon – Solace

Dave Rudden – 12 Angels Weeping

Sarah Davis Goff – Last Ones Left Alive

Douglas Coupland – Life After God

Douglas Coupland – Bit Rot

Douglas Coupland – Generation X

Glen David Gold – Carter Beats the Devil

Douglas Coupland – Microserfs

Jilly Cooper – Riders

C. Spike Trotman – Smut Peddler

Luke Pearson – Hilda

Nuala O’Connor – Becoming Belle

Maggie Nelson – Bluets

Sarah Manguso – 300…

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