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.

John Waters – You’re Booked

We’re very excited to announce that for season 5 of You’re Booked we’re jetting off to the USA for an entire series featuring our favourite American writers. And we’re even more excited to start off in Baltimore at the home of the legendary author and auteur John Waters! John is the director of 18 films including the classics Pink Flamingos and Hairspray and the author of 10 books, the latest being Mr Know-It-All. We perused just a tiny section of his his vast 12,000 volume book collection and discussed shoplifting, porn parodies, and, scoop alert, John’s first novel, which is currently being written.


John Waters – Mr Know-It-All

Evelyn Waugh – The Loved One

Witold Gombrowicz – Diaries

Jacqueline Susan – Valley of the Dolls

Pauline Kael – I Lost It At The Movies

Siv Holm – I, a Woman

Nick Mays – Proper Care of Fancy Rats

Phil Shaw – Extreme Ironing

Anonymous – Break Dance Hunks

Dean Starkey – Mondo Sexo

Joseph Jenkins – Slate Roof Bible

Ugo Mulas – New York: The New Art Scene

Dian Hanson – Big Book of Pussy

Dian Hanson – Big Book of Breasts

Zandha Rhodes – 50 Fabulous Year of Fashion

Brigid Berlin – Polaroids

Tim Coghlan – Notre Damned

Jean-Claude Lebensztejn – Pissing Figures

Julia Hall – Slaves of Christo

Hubert Selby – Last Exit To Brooklyn

John Rechy – City of Night

William Burroughs – Naked Lunch

William Burroughs Jr – Speed

Sheila Weller – Carrie Fisher

Augusten Burroughs – Toil and Trouble

John Waters – Role…

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