The brighter books show with Suzie Wilde and Tim O’Kelly
Published author Suzie Wilde and One Tree Books owner Tim O’Kelly explore their love of books, the joy of stories and the craft of writing as they meet published authors, Tim recommends good reads and Suzie shares a forgotten jewel as her backlist choice.
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Our guest this month is Nigel Richardson, author of The Accidental Detectorist: Uncovering an Underground Obsession.
The guest interview this month is with Greg Mosse, author of The Coming Darkness. Greg describes himself as ‘A writer and encourager of writers.’ He also has a lifelong interest in theatre, both in the UK and, as a graduate, in Paris before going on to live in New York, Los Angeles and Madrid. He teaches scriptwriting at the Criterion Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre and elsewhere.
Greg is married to novelist Kate Mosse and Suzie met them both for the first time at one of their many writing workshops. Greg went on to develop and teach an MA in Creative Writing.
We don’t have a guest on Talking Books this month so we are able to chat a bit more about all things literary.
This is a bumper August edition, with an interview with director, scenographer, curator, educator, writer and national treasure, Pamela Howard and the co-author of her memoir, Pavel Drabek. We will also be joined by Katherine McInnes, whose book Snow Widows has been published recently.
This month we are joined by author Camilla Chester, described as ‘a dog walker who writes’ by her publisher. Camilla has been a finalist in two national children’s writing competitions, for the National Literacy Trust and Mslexia, and has previously successfully self-published three novels. Call Me Lion is her first traditionally published novel.
This month we have two guests, Wendy Smith as promised last month, come to talk about her brilliantly named book club ‘Reading between the Wines’. She’s also Fundraising Manager for The Rosemary Foundation Hospice at Home, and we did an event here with author David Jarrett, whose book 33 Meditations on Death has sold really well
The interview is with David Fennell, whose crime novels feature seem graphic descriptions of fictional violence. The interview makes a minor reference to this.
In addition to talking through what has been read, what is coming up shortly and then a back-listed book, we have an interview with Ben Dark.
Suzie and Tim discuss favourite books of the month and look forward to exciting things coming up. This months interviews are with Martin Muncaster and Sir Vince Cablei
Suzie and Tim discuss favourite books of the month, look forward to exciting things coming up. This months interview is with best selling authors Elly Griffiths and Lesley Thomson from the Crime Writing Course they tutor at West Dean.
Suzie and Tim choose their favourite books from 2021, endeavour to lighten a dark January and look forward to what will be coming in 2022.
This month our guest is Gyles Brandreth. Gyles is already well known in Petersfield. He’s one of Britain’s most sought-after speakers. A star of Celebrity Gogglebox, a veteran of QI and Have I Got News For You, and for many years one of the stars of Just a Minute BBC Radio 4. His many books include nine detective novels biographies (notably Philip: The Final Portrait) and four recent best-sellers.