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.

Nikita Lalwani – You’re Booked

This week we are honoured to be talking to the astounding author Nikita Lalwani! Nikita’s first book, Gifted, was long-listed for the Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and won the Desmond Elliott Prize.Her next novel The Village won theJerwood Fiction Uncovered award. Her latest novel is the breathtaking, You People, which has been widely critically acclaimed. We talked to her about fictional secrets, the power of the single line, literary families and pretending to be Stig of the Dump.


Daisy Buchanan – Insatiable

Nikita Lalwani – Gifted

Nikita Lalwani – You People

Mary Norton – Borrowers

Clive King – Stig of the Dump

Salman Rushdie – Midnight’s Children

Bharati Mukherjee – Wife

James Salter – Light Years

James Salter – Sport and a Pasttime

James Salter – Life is Meals

James Salter – Hunters

James Salter – Last Night

Doris Lessing – Stories

Maeve Brennan –Rose Garden

Mavis Gallant –Stories

Grace Paley – Stories

Doris Lessing – Winter in July

Doris Lessing – Martha Quest

Tessa Hadley – Bad Dreams

Tessa Hadley – Late in the Day

Sue Miller – Monogamy

Carol Shields – Larry’s Party

Sonia Faleiro – Good Girls

Janet Malcolm – Journalist & the Murderer

Toni Cade Bambara – Gorilla My Love

Zadie Smith – Intimations

Sinead Gleeson – Constellations

Patrick Freyne –

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