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Simon Mayo and Matt Williams invite the world's finest authors in for a chat. Plus the best unpublished work and your reviews.

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Simon Mayo and Matt Williams invite the world's finest authors in for a chat. Plus the best unpublished work and your reviews.

    Q&A with Mark Billingham

    Q&A with Mark Billingham

    One of Britain's finest crime writers tells us about his favourite books and authors - which include Elvis Costello, Leon Garfield and Charlie Brooker For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 12 min
    Mark Billingham (Their Little Secret)

    Mark Billingham (Their Little Secret)

    Mark Billingham is one of the UK's most acclaimed and popular crime writers - selling over 5 million copies. A former actor, television writer and stand-up comedian, his series of novels featuring D.I. Tom Thorne has twice won him the Crime Novel Of The Year Award as well as the Sherlock Award for Best British Detective and been nominated for seven CWA Daggers. His standalone thriller IN THE DARK was chosen as one of the twelve best books of the year by the Times and his debut novel, SLEEPYHEAD was chosen by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 books that had shaped the decade. Each of his novels has been a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller.


    Mark is also a member of Fun Lovin' Crime Writers. Performing alongside Val McDermid, Chris Brookmyre, Stuart Neville, Doug Johnstone and Luca Veste, this band of frustrated rockers murders songs for fun at literary festivals worldwide


    Mark's latest novel is Their Little Secret For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 41 min
    Q&A with Andrew Hunter Murray

    Q&A with Andrew Hunter Murray

    QI Elf Andrew talks us through his favourite authors which include Rik Mayall, Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett and PG Wodehouse.
    Andrew's debut novel is The Last Day - which focuses on a world which has stopped turning. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 20 min
    Andrew Hunter Murray (The Last Day)

    Andrew Hunter Murray (The Last Day)

    QI Elf, Private Eye contributor and No Such Thing As A Fish presenter Andrew Hunter Murray tells us about his debut novel The Last Day - a thriller set in a world which has spun to a halt, bringing civilization to the brink of chaos. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 30 min
    Q&A with Sophie Hannah

    Q&A with Sophie Hannah

    Sophie is an internationally best selling crime author. In our Q&A she tells Simon and Matt about her favourite authors which include Agatha Christie, Samantha Downing and Howard Jacobson For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 18 min
    Sophie Hannah (Haven't They Grown)

    Sophie Hannah (Haven't They Grown)

    In Sophie Hannah's latest thriller Beth sees some old friends...but "twelve years have passed and the children don't look any older...why haven't they grown?"


    Sophie is a Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling writer of crime fiction, published in forty-nine languages and fifty-one territories. Her books have sold millions of copies worldwide. In 2014, with the blessing of Agatha Christie’s family and estate, Sophie published a new Poirot novel, The Monogram Murders, which was a bestseller in more than fifteen countries.
    In 2013, Sophie’s novel The Carrier won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards. Her poetry is studied at GCSE, A Level and degree level across the UK. 
    Sophie has recently helped to create a Master’s Degree in Crime and Thriller Writing at the University of Cambridge, for which she is the main teacher and Course Director. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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Excellent podcast!

Rakamrouge ,

No more trash

Not one good writer not one Costa or Booker winner , enough of the trash writing pls pls ! Go talk to all the incredible people that are there for you to interview them

dadalad ,

fantastic podcast, where's it gone?

I'm hoping Mr Mayo will return, maybe Mr Williams' equine-based commitments are hindering the output of this splendid show... time to find another co-host, perhaps (one who doesn't play havoc with the sound levels and have me reaching to turn the volume down every time he contributes an opinion, makes a joke or laughs would be nice).

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