Caleb Azumah Nelson – You’re Booked

This week we are delighted to welcome superstar author Caleb Azumah Nelson to the YB airwaves. As I’m sure you’re well aware, Caleb’s first book Open Water was a massive, bestselling success and won the prestigious Costa First Book award. His follow-up is the highly-anticipated Small Worlds which Candice Carty-Williams calls ‘Beautiful, unforgettable and all-consuming’. We talked to Caleb about the joys of the Scholastic book fair, writing routines, the beauty of rereading, love stories in all their forms, favourite poets and inspirational writing advice from Toni Morrison.

Daisy will be attending the JLF Soneva Fushiliterary festival and the Queen’s Reading Room Festival, look out for exclusive behind the scenes content from both on her Instagram page @TheDaisyBee. Find out more about Daisy’s Creative Confidence SubstackHERE. For your chance to appear on the podcast, pre-order Daisy’s next bookLimelight from And sign up for the You’re Booked newsletter by heading


Daisy Buchanan – Limelight

Caleb Azumah Nelson – Open Water

Caleb Azumah Nelson – Small Worlds

Malorie Blackman – Noughts and Crosses

EM Forster – A Room With a View

Bryan Washington – Memorial

Deborah Levy – Hot Milk

Elizabeth Strout – My Name is Lucy Barton

Danez Smith – Homie

James Baldwin – If Beale Street Could Talk

Toni Morrison – Jazz

Katie Kitamura – Intimacies

Donatella Di Pietrantonio – A Girl Returned

Andrew Sean Greer – Less

Eve Babitz – Slow Times Fast Company

Toni Morrison – The Source of Self Regard


Ann Patchett – These Precious Days

C Pam Zhang – Land of Milk and Honey

Jessica George – Maame

Zadie Smith – NW

Zadie Smith – Swing Time

Candice Carty-Williams – People Person

Candice Carty-Williams – Queenie

Victoria Adukwei Bulley – Quiet

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