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.


All Episodes

Helen Oyeyemi – You’re Booked

Lucy Mangan – You’re Booked

This week we’re delighted to chat to author and journalist Lucy Mangan! Lucy’s book Bookworm has been discussed many times on the show and is a firm favourite in...

Ben Okri – You’re Booked

Tilly Fitzgerald – You’re Booked

Isy Suttie – You’re Booked

Otegha Uwagba – You’re Booked

For our series finale, we are thrilled to present this conversation with author, podcaster and all-round inspiration Otegha Uwagba! Otegha is the author of thebestselling career guideLittle Black Book and the essay collection Whites…

Nick Hornby – You’re Booked

This week we welcome a genuine literary legend to YB: Nick Hornby! Nick is the bestselling author of eight novels, including High Fidelity, About a Boy and, most recently, Just Like You. He’s also published non-fiction such as Fever Pitch, and has writ…

Olivia Laing – You’re Booked

This week we are thrilled to present an illuminating chat with one of our favourite all-time writers: Olivia Laing! Olivia is the author of To the River, The Trip to Echo Spring, The Lonely City and Funny Weather. Her novel Crudo was a Sunday Times bes…

Clare Chambers – You’re Booked

This week we’re delighted to welcome the author of one of our favourite novels of recent times Clare Chambers! Clare’s novel Small Pleasures was a Women’s Prize nominee and a book of the Year inThe Times, Daily Telegraph,Evening Sta…

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