Welcome to The Graham Norton Book Club where each week Graham talks to a top author, hears from a famous voice behind a brilliant audiobook, gets the best book recommends from his stellar co-presenters, Alex Clark and Sara Collins, weighs up the pros and cons of the book of the week with his passionate band of book clubbers and finds out what’s hot and what’s hotter in the book charts. If you like books, you’ll love this. Come and join the club.
Ep 10: Olga Ravn and Johannes Radebe
Danish poet, Olga Ravn, reveals the strange beginnings of her satirical workplace novel, The Employees, and the darling diva of Strictly Come Dancing, Johannes Radebe, tells Graham about finally writing his own story in JoJo: Finally Home.
Ep 9: Aravind Adiga and Katherine Parkinson
Aravind Adiga tells Graham the story behind his Booker prize-winning (and Netflix hit-inspiring) The White Tiger - and The IT Crowd’s Katherine Parkinson tells all about voicing Jilly Cooper’s latest blockbuster, Tackle!
Ep 8: Kiley Reid and Rory Stewart
Kiley Reid tells Graham about writing her Booker long-listed debut novel, Such a Fun Age, and former Conservative Party leadership candidate and The Rest is Politics co-host, Rory Stewart talks us through his Politics on the Edge. The Clubbers express some strong opinions, Alex goes a bit Downton Abbey and we get the inside track on what’s tearing up the charts.
Ep 7: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and Arnold Schwarzenegger
Graham talks to Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah about his searing take-down of the US carceral system, Chain-Gang All-Stars - and none other than Hollywood superstar, Arnold Schwarzenegger, tells us about his seven tools for life in Be Useful.
Ep 6: Kamila Shamsie and Mary Beard
UK Women’s Prize for Fiction winner, Kamila Shamsie, talks to Graham about her hit title, Best of Friends - and everyone’s favourite classicist, Mary Beard, lifts the lid on the more eccentric side of being Emperor of Rome.
Ep 5: Terry Pratchett and Nicola Coughlan
Terry Pratchett’s biographer and assistant, Rob Wilkins, tells Graham about our featured book, Going Postal, and about helping this master of fantasy create his magic - plus Derry Girls and Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan talks about her knack for audiobooks.
Graham Norton Book Club
I adore this podcast! It’s so interesting, funny, bookish it’s fantastic entertainment and very instructive! Please make them quicker, it’s hard to wait for the new series!! Graham at his best!!!
Fun, entertaining, enlightening
Definitely one for book lovers!
Really enjoy the book club discussions and ideas for new books to read