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.

Irvine Welsh – You’re Booked

This week we’re delighted to delve into the reading habits of a genuine living legend: Irvine Welsh! Irvine is an acclaimed and frequently controversial novelist, playwright, director screenwriter and short story writer.His first novel was the massively popular Trainspotting (turned into an equally popular film) and he has produced 10 more novels with the latest being The Seal Club, a collaboration with Alan Warner and John King. We talked to him about rereading, music books, the joys of a chunky read, the importance of Evelyn Waugh and how he may have inadvertently killed Waugh’s son, Auberon. To learn more or donate to the charity FareShare visit


Daisy Buchanan – Insatiable

Irvine Welsh – Trainspotting

Irvine Welsh – Seal Club

Elizabeth Jane Howard – Cazalet Chronicles

Alan Warner –Kitchenly 434

Michel Faber – Crimson Petal and the White

Don DeLillo – Underworld

James Joyce – Ulysses

Alasdair Gray – Lanark

William Burroughs – Naked Lunch

Raven Leilani – Luster

Jenni Fagan – Luckenbooth

Evelyn Waugh – Decline and Fall

Evelyn Waugh – Men at Arms

Penelope Lively – Perfect Happiness

JT Leroy – Heart is Deceitful Above All Things

James Frey –A Million Little Pieces

James Frey –Bright Shiny Morning

F Scott Fitzgerald – Tender is the Night

Jenni Fagan – Sunlight Pilgrims

Mark Lanegan – Sing Backwards and Weep

Cat Marnell- How To Murder Your Life

Irvine Welsh – Glue

Irvine Welsh – Marabou Stork Nightmares

Irvine Welsh – Skag Boys

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