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.

Daniel Gumbiner – You’re Booked

This week we’re visiting the beautiful Bay Area and popping into the home of Daniel Gumbiner! Daniel is the author of the National Book Award and California Book Award nominated novel The Boatbuilder and is the managing editor of The Believer magazine. We talked to him about Swallows and Amazons, nature, EB White and living in Las Vegas.


Daisy Buchanan – The Sisterhood

Daniel Gumbiner – The Boatbuilder

Arthur Clayton Smith – Natural History of the San Francisco Bay Region

R Tucker Abbot – Field Identification Seashells of North America

Barry Lopez – Of Wolves and Men

Dave Hickey – Air Guitar

Amanda Fortini –Life After Near-Death In The Las Vegas Shooting

Amanda Fortini – People of Las Vegas

Arthur Ransom – Swallows and Amazons

Sarah Harrison Smith – Fact Checkers Bible

Alejandro Zambra – My Documents

Leonard Gardner – Fat City

EB White – Letters

The Believer Festival

The Believer – Border Issue

Boots Riley – McSweeney’s

Jia Tolentino – Trick Mirror

Sam Quinones – Dream Land

Cyra McFadden – The Serial

Armistead Maupin – Tales of the City

Ken Kesey – Sometimes a Great Notion

Chris Kraus – I Love Dick

Marta Becket – To Dance on Sands

David Morris – The Evil Hours

Sarah Broom – The Yellow House

Meghan O’Gieblyn – Interior States

Olja Savičević Ivančević – Adios Cowboy

Richard Maury – Cimba

John Williams –

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