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Phil Williams and Natalie Jamieson interview the world's biggest selling writers of fiction, non-fiction, sport, cookery, children's and biography books. These are big selling, easy to read books you'll love. Featuring writers who've sold millions and uncovering gems from new talent.
Each episode will feature a writer who'll read an extract of their book to you, discuss it with Phil & Natalie and also give their recommendations for other books to read.

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Bestsellers Phil Williams and Natalie Jamieson

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 46 Ratings

Phil Williams and Natalie Jamieson interview the world's biggest selling writers of fiction, non-fiction, sport, cookery, children's and biography books. These are big selling, easy to read books you'll love. Featuring writers who've sold millions and uncovering gems from new talent.
Each episode will feature a writer who'll read an extract of their book to you, discuss it with Phil & Natalie and also give their recommendations for other books to read.

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    Anthony Horowitz

    Anthony Horowitz

    Anthony Horowitz is the first returning author to Bestsellers. Both Phil & Natalie are huge fans of Anthony's and his latest Hawthorne thriller, A Line to Kill, is loads of fun and quite excellent.
    In this episode Anthony talks about how he constructs his whodunnits with notebooks alongside the manuscript; he talks about his latest and third James Bond original story due out next year and he admits to being caught turning his books cover out in Waterstones, Bath...!

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    • 1 hr
    Robinne Lee

    Robinne Lee

    This is a very special Episode of Bestsellers.
    Firstly - It was recorded very late at night because our guest Robinne Lee is in California.
    Secondly - A drink may have been taken.
    Thirdly - It contains what is, to date, the best reading from a book we've ever had on the show. This is in part due to the fact that Robinne is an actor, you may've seen in Hitch or the Fifty Shades franchise. The Idea of You is her debut novel all about a soon to be forty mum of one, who takes her teen daughter to a boyband gig, only to find that at the meet & greet after the show, one of the British boy band members hits on Solene, the mother.
    Its funny, sexual, heart warming and heart breaking. We love this book.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Steve Cavanagh

    Steve Cavanagh

    In Episode 7, we meet the brilliant Steve Cavanagh: Former civil rights lawyer turned million selling crime writer. The Devil's Advocate is the latest in his Eddie Flynn Series, in which Eddie has the seemingly impossible task of acquitting a young black boy of murder, in a deeply racist town where the district attorney delights in sending people to the death chamber, regardless of their innocence.
    We also find out about Natalie's broken nose. You've been warned.

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    • 56 min
    Clare Mackintosh

    Clare Mackintosh

    The art of the crime thriller is something Clare Mackintosh knows well, having written a bunch of brilliant page-turners. As well as sharing what she learned from her time in the police force, where unexpectedly Clare and Natalie crossed paths in Oxford - all above aboard, honest - she also details how to keep readers guessing and why it can be so good to ask for help when researching. When it comes to taking a research trip vs a holiday though, Clare tells it like it is. We'd expect nothing less from one of our finest authors, championed by Phil from the start.
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    • 54 min
    Taylor Jenkins Reid

    Taylor Jenkins Reid

    What's not to love about the writing of Taylor Jenkins Reid? She had us long before Daisy Jones & The Six with her dreamy depictions of the drama of life and we both happily settled in for the 80s surfer celebrity vibe she created for her latest, Malibu Rising. So much to unpick with Taylor, from how much real life gets blended into her stories, the TV adaptations that are imminent, how confident she feels now in her writing and the unexpected complications of the recurring character of Mick Riva. We hope you love this chat as much as we did and that these continue to inspire to read something new! Let us know, email us bestsellerspodcast@gmail.com


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Zakiya Dalila Harris

    Zakiya Dalila Harris

    The Other Black Girl is a searing account of the publishing world, as told by, well, there's a clue in the title... Actually there are a number of Black women telling their stories in this thriller of a read, which happens to be Zakiya's debut as a fiction author. She joins Phil and Natalie from her home in Brooklyn, NYC to explain how her novel has comparable themes to movies such as Get Out, The Devil Wears Prada and The Stepford Wives. Competitiveness in the workplace is another theme, as is why some women can be so mean to each other. Oh, and did we mention MC Hammer? Phil does, listen to the end to find out more...
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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Rosy Bel ,

Books and Conversation

What’s not to like about this excellent podcast with its fascinating interviews with various authors coveting wide ranging genres.

Loosefish73 ,

Marvellous.

Natalie Jamison is the best presenter in the world.

Cambo! ,

Wow!

Absolutely amazing podcast.
Can’t believe the quality of the interviews - insightful & inspired and the openness of the authors- so engaging and honest.
If, like me, you are used to news & sports soundbites you will be amazed.

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