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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 Plus the best unpublished work and your reviews.

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    • 4.8, 40 Ratings

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 Plus the best unpublished work and your reviews.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 Anthony Horowitz OBE

    Q&A with Anthony Horowitz OBE

    The best selling author chats about his favourite books and authors - including Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, Ian Fleming, Ben MacIntyre and Ian Rankin
     
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    • 14 min
    Anthony Horowitz OBE (Alex Rider)

    Anthony Horowitz OBE (Alex Rider)

    Anthony Horowitz has written over 40 books including the bestselling teen spy series Alex Rider, estimated to have sold 19 million copies worldwide. Anthony is also an acclaimed writer for adults and was commissioned by the Conan Doyle Estate to write two new Sherlock Holmes novels, and more recently he was commissioned by the Ian Fleming Estate to write new James Bond novels.


    Simon Mayo is a greedy guts jelly baby guzzler
     
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    • 34 min
    Your Questions

    Your Questions

    Mayo/Williams. Our version of Frost/Nixon. With the help of your questions (if you were one of them who sent them in).


    NB Simon has a nice microphone. Matt has a tin can and some string.
     
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    • 58 min
    Q&A with Ariana Neumann

    Q&A with Ariana Neumann

    The author of When Time Stopped talks us through some of her favourite books, authors and poets - including WH Auden, Enid Blyton, Dani Shapiro and Joyce Carol Oates
     
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    • 12 min
    Ariana Neumann (When Time Stopped)

    Ariana Neumann (When Time Stopped)

    When Time Stopped -A Memoir of My Father’s War and What Remains


    Ariana meticulously uncovers the astonishing truth of her father’s extraordinary escape from Nazi-occupied Prague and seemingly inevitable deportation to the camps. Her painstaking investigation leads her across continents and reveals his astonishing and courageous choice to assume a fake identity and live out the war undercover, spying for the allies in Berlin itself—at the heart of the Nazi empire, deep in the ‘darkest shadow’.
     
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    • 35 min
    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
     
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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Alkat62 ,

Best of the Pods

Absolutely one of the best podcasts around. The joy and passion that Matt and Simon bring to the program is infectious. Their interplay with each other and their guests - and their guests with each other - makes the series endlessly listenable. So whether you are a fan of books or just engaging, intelligent conversation (or Torchy, the Battery Boy), this is the podcast for you. 10 out of 5 stars!

Duke704 ,

Cancelled?

Such a great book discussion. No new pod episode in more than a month. Is this still on?

jjhem ,

5 stars from Arkansas

I cannot believe how engaged I am in a podcast about books as I lack patience with reading (I know it’s shameful) but this podcast may just get me back into sitting still for a moment here or there with a good book! Love Love Love this podcast, thanks for being awesome!

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