THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL SPECIAL
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