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

Elizabeth Uviebinené – You’re Booked

This week, we’re delighted to sit down and chat with the multi-award winning author, speaker, podcaster and Financial Times columnist Elizabeth Uviebinené! Elizabeth’s first book was the groundbreaking Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible,…

Esther Freud – You’re Booked

This week we’re delighted to welcome the legendary novelist, playwright, performer, journalist and teacher Esther Freud to You’re Booked. Esther is the author of nine novels, her first Hideous Kinky was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys…

Katherine Heiny – You’re Booked

We are so excited to welcome one of our favourite ever authors to the You’re Booked airwaves this week. Katherine Heiny is the author of the novels Standard Deviation and Early Morning Riser, plus the short story collection Single, Carefree, Mello…

Emma Batchelor – You’re Booked

This week we are delighted to welcome author, award-winner and Books to Nourish auction victor Emma Batchelor! Emma’s debut book, Now That I See You, is an acclaimed love story, told through letters and diary entries, reflecting Emma’s own experience o…

Judy Piatkus – You’re Booked

This week we welcome a true publishing legend to the show. Judy Piatkus founded Piatkus Books from her Essex bedroom in 1979. She went on to release books by globally bestselling authors such as Danielle Steel, VC Andrews, Mary Berry and Julia Quinn’s …

Charlie Higson – You’re Booked

This week we are delighted to present a funny, freewheeling conversation with author, actor, podcaster and comedy legend Charlie Higson! As well as co-creating The Fast Show and Down the Line, adapting Marple and Jekyll and Hyde for TV, hosting the Cha…

Emma Jane Unsworth – You’re Booked

What a great way to start a new series! The brilliant Emma Jane Unsworth joins us down the line from Brighton. Emma is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Hungry, the Stars and Everything, Adults and Animals, which was turned into a lauded fi…

Mel Giedroyc – You’re Booked

This week’s guest is a full-blown National Treasure. Mel Giedroyc is a versatile presenter, actor and comedian, who formed a formidable comedy partnership with Sue Perkins, hosted the iconic Great British Bake Off and has starred in West End music…

Dean Koontz – You’re Booked

This week’s guest may just hold the record for the You’re Booked interviewee with the most books sold at a modest 500 million and counting. Dean Koontz’s first book, Star Quest, was released in 1968 and since then he’s produced over…

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