Series: You're Booked

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.

Patrick Freyne – You’re Booked

This week we’re giddy with excitement to speak with the author of one of our favourite book’s of recent times, Patrick Freyne! Patrick is a journalist, musician and the author of the essay collection Ok, Let’s Do Your Stupid Idea which i…

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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 w…

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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…

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Mark Watson – You’re Booked

This week we are snuffling around the bookshelves of comedian and author Mark Watson! Mark is a well-known face on British TV, appearing on show such as QI and Taskmaster and he’s renowned as an award-winning stand-up. He’s also the author of…

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Adam Kay – You’re Booked

This week we are in the fine company of writer, performer and former doctor Adam Kay! Adam’s first book This is Going To Hurt spent over a year at number one in the bestseller list. It becamethe bestselling non-fiction title of the decad…

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Jeffrey Archer – You’re Booked

With around 300 million books sold in 97 countries and translated into 33 languages, who wouldn’t want to know about the reading habits and writing tips of Jeffrey Archer? Since writing his first book, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less, in 1974, …

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Alex Wheatle – You’re Booked

This week we are delighted to spend some time with the author, playwright, screenwriter, performer and all-around inspiration Alex Wheatle MBE! Alex’s first book was 1995’s award-winning Brixton Rock and he has followed that with numerous cri…

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Louise O’Neill – You’re Booked

This week we are delighted to be joined by the internationally bestselling and multi award winning Louise O’Neill! Louise’s novel Asking for It won Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and Only Ever Yours won Newcomer of the Year at the …

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Emily Gould – You’re Booked

This week we are in the hilarious, wise and fascinating hands of author, publisher, teacher and essayist Emily Gould! Emily is the author of And The Heart Says Whatever, Friendship, and Perfect Tunes, as well as contributing to Bookforum, The New Yorke…

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Brit Bennett – You’re Booked

Both of Brit Bennett’s sensational bestselling novels, The Mothers and The Vanishing Half, have been on heavy rotation at YB towers for months, so we are delighted to bring you this fascinating conversation with her, covering adapting books for th…

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