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 It’s another YA special, with Sue Wallman –  a prize-winning author of YA thrillers. Her debut, Lying about Last Summer, was Winner of Zoella Book Club 2016 and she has since published another three, all winning awards and Dead Popular was WHSmith Book of the Month 2019.

Her new book is out 6 May: I Know You Did It

Sue’s Desert Island Book was The Science of Storytelling by Will Storr

The books mentioned in this months programme were:

  • A Long Petal of the Sea – Isabel Allende
  • Tremendous Things – Susan Nielsen
  • Mrs Dalloway  Virginia Wolf
  • Early Morning Riser – Katherine Heiny
  • Graves End – William Shaw
  • The White Ship – Charles Spencer
  • Troubled Blood – Robert Galbraith

June’s Talking Books

We will be talking to Lissa Evans, about her new book, out in paperback this month.

Lissa Evans writes for both adults and children when she’s not guesting on Backlisted Pod.Her recent novel,V for Victory – which is out in paperback from Black Swan in June – is set in London at the end of the Second World War and completes a loose historical trilogy which began with Old Baggage andCrooked Heart. This is her seven-and-a-halfth Backlisted – for as well as appearing on the very first episode (on J.L. Carr’s A Month in the Country), Lissa has been a guest on episodes 36, 78, 90, 108, and 125 discussing variously the work of Patrick Hamilton, Edith Wharton, Charles Dickens, Marcel Proust and Geoffrey Willans & Ronald Searle, as well as the one-off mini-cast on George Saunders’sLincoln in the Bardo.

Talking Books is broadcast on the third Monday evening of the month at 8pm on Petersfield’s Shine Radio and than repeated at other times during the month