Talking Books

Suzie Wilde and Tim O'Kelly

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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Talking Books – May 2023

Talking Books – May 2023

The guest this month is Frances Liardet, the interview having been recorded at her book launch last month. 

Talking Books – April 2023

Talking Books – April 2023

Our guest this month is Candy Gourlay, talking about her Sunday Times book of the month Wild Song.  We praised the first book, Bone Talk, and and in Wild Song we pick up the story again of young Filipino Luki in 1904.

Talking Books – March 2023

Talking Books – March 2023

Suzie: We don’t have an author guest this month …

Tim: We have two! John has cleverly extracted Kate Mosse’s interview with you at the launch of Landfall and we’re including highlights

Suzie: That’s brilliant!

Talking Books – January 2023

Talking Books – January 2023

Bad weather and bad colds have changed this month’s edition, so we’ll have to wait until next month to welcome our guest Eva Wong Nava.  Instead we’re going to replay our first two interviews back in October 2020, but we still discuss what is new in the literary world.

Talking Books – December 2022

Talking Books – December 2022

This month Suzie and Tim review Christmas books and discuss what they have been reading. Also the One Tree Book elves have been bribed with mince pies and champagne to reveal their favourites.

Talking Books – October 2022

Talking Books – October 2022

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.

Talking Books – August 2022

Talking Books – August 2022

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.