Series 2, episode 10

This week's podcast is actually 3 podcasts surgically tethered together via the medium of editing. Originally they were going to be released individually, however interest in being a guest on a podcast is quite high so we decided to make this a 'Special' instead.

So, now that the 'blowing our own trumpet' bit is over, let's get to it. We've put the timings of each podcast next to the name so if, for some weird reason, you don't want to hear the entire podcast, you can skip to the bits you do want to hear.

Running time: 107.16


10. Helen Fitzgerald

Best Selling Author & Screenwriter

First up was Helen Fitzgerald. Helen was accompanied by her husband, Sergio, and we had a great time talking about everything from quotes on her sister's bedroom wall in Australia, to how she found the inspiration for her latest book, Viral. Suffice to say, it all stemmed from 'that line'.


Austen, Jane - Pride & Prejudice

Crouch, Julia - Cuckoo and the Long Fall

Donoghue, Emma - Room

Fitzgerald, F. Scott - The Great Gatsby

Garland, Alex - The Beach

Gogol, Nikolai - The Overcoat

King, Stephen - The Shawshank Redemption/The Mist

Mackintosh, Clare - I See You

O'Donnell, Lisa - The Death of Bees/Closed Doors

Shelley, Mary - Frankenstein

Shriver, Lionel - We Need to Talk About Kevin


10. Laura Lippman

New York Times Best Selling Author

Next up was Luara Lippman. Laura was accompanied by Faber's Head of Publicity, Sophie Portas. I should take a moment to say a big thank you to Sophie, she's been great with ThankBookFor and 'hooked us up' with a few guests to date. Laura was very frank and open and we talked about many things, including her love of the novel Lolita, before discussing her latest book, Wild Swan.


Bradbury, Ray - Fahrenheit 451

Cain, James M. - Mildred Pierce/Postman Always Rings Twice

Gordon, Mary - Good Boys & Dead Girls

Hood, Ann - The Book That Matters Most

McMurty, Larry - All My Friends are Going to be Strangers

Nabokov, Vladimir - Lolita

O'Nan, Stewart - Last Night at the Lobster

Orlean, Susan - The Orchard Thief

Updike, John - Rabbit Books

Weber, Lenora Mattingly - Beany Malone


10. Tom Bale

Best Selling Author

Lastly we had the pleasure of finally being able to record a podcast with Tom Bale. We'd been trying to sort a date to record a podcast for a while so Harrogate was quite fortuitous in that respect. Tom's a lovely guy and we had a lot of fun discussing his writing career, his recent move to Bookouture and his latest book, All Fall Down.


Biegel, Paul - The Little Captain

Clarke, Susanna - Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Greene, Graham - Brighton Rock

Sandford, John - Lucas Davenport Series

Thomas, D. M. - The White Hotel

Townsend, Sue - Adrian Mole Series