Mostly Books Meets…

Mostly Books Meets… is a podcast series that sees us speak to incredible authors, journalists, poets and professionals from the world of publishing. We’ll be asking them about the books that shaped them – from their childhood favourites to the book that changed their life.

We’ve got some amazing guests lined up so we hope you’ll tune in and join us for some thought-provoking conversations and new reading material.

Each of the books our guests choose are available to order at a discounted price from us – just click on the image of the book and you’ll be taken to the order page. 

The podcast is available via Spotify, iTunes and SoundCloud, just click on the images below to listen.

Henry Porter

In the podcast this week, we’re speaking to award winning author & journalist, Henry Porter.

Henry has written nine novels, including a children’s book.  His latest book, The Old Enemy, is the third part of a quartet of thrillers and was published in April this year.

Series 2, Episode 15

William Boyd

In the podcast this week, we’re speaking to award-winning Novelist, screenwriter, critic and short story writer, William Boyd. 

William’s first novel was published in 1981 and he has since gone on to publish a further 16 novels and countless short story collections, together with works of non-fiction, plays.  A former television critic, he has also worked extensively as a screenwriter for both film and television.

William’s latest book, Trio, was published in October 2020 and will be out in paperback later this year

Series 2, Episode 14

Abbie Greaves

In the podcast this week, we’re speaking to author, Abbie Greaves

Abbie’s debut novel, The Silent Treatment was published in April 2020, and came out in paperback in October.  The book, where the two main protagonists are a couple that haven’t said a word to each other for six months is, quite simply, brilliant.

Abbie’s new book, The Ends of the Earth was published on 29th April.

Series 2, Episode 13

Ruth Hogan

This week, we’re speaking to Sunday Times bestselling author, Ruth Hogan.

Ruth’s first novel, The Keeper of Lost Things was published in 2017. She then went on to publish two more books, The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes and Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel, and her latest book, Madame Burova, was published on 1st April this year.

Series 2, Episode 12

LD Lapinksi

This week we’re talking to children’s author LD Lapinski, whose debut children’s book, the Strangeworlds Travel Agency was published in April last year.

The second book in the series, The Strangeworlds Travel Agency: The Edge of the Ocean is out on 15th April.

Series 2, Episode 11.

This episode will be available from Thursday 15th April.

Meryl Halls

This week we’re speaking to Managing Director of the Booksellers Association, Meryl Halls.  Meryl is passionate about all aspect of the book trade. She works tirelessly for booksellers all over the country, and what she does is invaluable.

Series 2, Episode 10.

Anthony McGowan

This week we’re talking to prize winning author, Anthony McGowan.  Anthony’s book, Lark, won the Carnegie medal in 2020.  His latest book, I Am The Minotaur was published in January this year.

Series 2, Episode 9. 

Liz Nugent

Liz’s latest book, Our Little Cruelties, was published just as the country went into lockdown in 2020. The paperback was published in January.

Series 2, Episode 8. 

Beth Morrey

This week we’re talking to Sunday Times best-selling author, Beth Morrey.

Beth’s book, Saving Missy was published in paperback on 4th March, giving a whole host of new readers the opportunity to meet the fabulous Missy.

Series 2, Episode 7. 

Ed Needham

This week we’re speaking to the editor of Strong Words Magazine, Ed Needham. Full of interviews, news, & reviews, the magazine is perfect for any book worm. 

Series 2, Episode 6. 

Rob Biddulph

In this World Book Day extended episode of Mostly Books Meets, we speak to the official illustrator of World Book, Rob Biddulph.

Series 2, Episode 5. 

Ross Welford

In the fourth episode of Season Two of Mostly Books Meets, we speak to Ross Welford, one of the most critically acclaimed middle grade authors in the UK.

Series 2, Episode 4. 

The episode will be available on Thursday 25th February.

Andrew Hunter Murray

In the third episode of Season Two of Mostly Books Meets, we speak to writer and comedian, Andrew Hunter Murray.  

Andrew is one of the QI elves who work behind the scenes for the BBC show, QI.  His debut novel, The Last Day, is out in paperback on 18th February.

Series 2, Episode 3. 

Abigail Dean

In the second episode of Season Two of Mostly Books Meets, we speak to debut author, Abigail Dean.  Abi’s new book, Girl A, was published in January this year and became an instant Sunday Times bestseller.

Series 2, Episode 2. 

Lisa Jewell

In the first episode of Season Two of Mostly Books Meets, we speak to the Sunday Times bestselling author, Lisa Jewell.

Series 2, Episode 1. 

Tom Croft

In the season finale of Mostly Books Meets, we speak to portrait artist, Tom Croft, the man behind the global initiative which encouraged artists to draw portraits of NHS Key Workers. 

This episode is dedicated to all NHS key workers.

Series 1, Episode 16

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

In episode 15 of Mostly Books Meets, we speak to multi-award-winning writer and broadcaster Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall.

Series 1, Episode 15

 

Ian Dunt

In episode fourteen of Mostly Books Meets, we speak to to author, journalist and broadcaster, Ian Dunt. 

The episode will be available on 3rd December.

Series 1, Episode 14

 

Emma Gannon

In episode thirteen of Mostly Books Meets, we speak to author, columnist and podcaster, Emma Gannon. 

Series 1, Episode 13

 

Tom Kerridge

In episode twelve of Mostly Books Meets, we speak to Michelin Starred Chef, Tom Kerridge.

Series 1, Episode 12

Alex Wheatle

In episode eleven of Mostly Books Meets, we speak to acclaimed author Alex Wheatle.

Series 1, Episode 11

David Melling

In episode ten of Mostly Books Meets, we speak to Children’s illustrator and author, David Melling.

Series 1, Episode 10

Mary Stevens

In episode nine of Mostly Books Meets, we speak to Children’s author and martial arts expert, Mary Stevens.

Series 1, Episode 9

Martin Latham

In episode eight of Mostly Books Meets, we speak to Waterstones’ longest-serving manager, Martin Latham

Series 1, Episode 8

Chris Riddell

In episode seven of Mostly Books Meets, we speak to one of the UK’s top illustrators and cartoonists, Chris Riddell

Series 1, Episode 7

Robert Harris

In episode six of Mostly Books Meets, we speak to best-selling author Robert Harris about his new book, V2.

Series 1, Episode 6

Elizabeth Day

In episode five of Mostly Books Meets, we speak to journalist, author, and podcaster, Elizabeth Day about her new book Failosophy.

Series 1, Episode 5

Matson Taylor

In episode four of Mostly Books Meets, Sarah chats to Matson Taylor, the debut author of The Miseducation of Evie Epworth.

Series 1, Episode 4

Heather Morris

In episode three of ‘Mostly Books Meets….’, Sarah meets best-selling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Heather Morris.

Series 1, Episode 3

Gideon Defoe

In episode two of ‘Mostly Books Meets….’, Sarah meets author and screen writer, Gideon Defoe.

Series 1, Episode 2

A.F. Harrold

In the first episode of ‘Mostly Books Meets….’, Sarah chats to children’s author, poet and performer, A.F. Harrold.

Series 1, Episode 1