Monthly Archives: June 2013

YWTB! Evie Wyld

Hello and welcome back to You Wrote The Book, a book based podcast hosted by Simon Savidge. Each fortnight over the coming months he will be joined by a special guest author to discuss their life as a writer and as a reader, from the current novel they have published to the first book they read and everything in between.

The guest for this episode is author Evie Wyld whose debut novel ‘After a Fire, A Still Small Voice’ reached critical acclaim on release in 2009. In 2010 it went on to win the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for several more. Evies much anticipated second novel ‘All The Birds, Singing’ a dark and menacing tale which alternates between a remote British Isle and Australia, has recently been published hot on the heels of her being announced as one of Granta’s best british young novelists. If that wasn’t enough Evie works and co-runs The Review Bookshop in Peckham.

In this episode she joins Simon to talk difficult second book syndrome, her Granta listing, running a bookshop whilst writing a book and reading slowly, jars of pickled moles and why sheep know too much…

Evie Wyld

Over the next few weeks Simon will be joined by Sophie Hannah and Keith Ridgway. If you have any questions you would like to ask the author, or any feedback then you can email youwrotethebook@gmail.com or comment on twitter @youwrotethebook

If you want to hear Simon talking more books do join him every week with Gavin Pugh on The Readers Podcast, you can also find him chatting and reviewing book on his blog Savidge Reads. Until next time thank you for listening… And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes where you can find previous episodes with John Boyne, Xiaolu Guo, Alan Bradley, Taiye Selasi, Joanne Harris, Patrick Ness, Damian Barr and Maggie O’Farrell.

YWTB! John Boyne

Hello and welcome back to You Wrote The Book, a book based podcast hosted by Simon Savidge. Each fortnight over the coming months he will be joined by a special guest author to discuss their life as a writer and as a reader, from the current novel they have published to the first book they read and everything in between.

The guest for this episode is author John Boyne who reached world acclaim with ‘The Boy In The Striped Pyjama’s’ which became a huge hit with both adults and younger readers alike and was soon adapted as a highly successful film. This was John’s fifth novel and since then he has written the highly acclaimed ‘House of Special Purpose’ and ‘The Absolutist’ for adults, along with ‘Noah Barleywater Runs Away’ and ‘The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket’ for children.

His latest novel ‘This House is Haunted’ is a ghost story set in Victorian England. Simon managed to catch up with him when he was touring with the book last month when they discussed ghost stories, writing for younger readers and adults and what happens when your book becomes a surprise best seller…

Over the next few weeks Simon will be joined by Sophie Hannah and Keith Ridgway. If you have any questions you would like to ask the author, or any feedback then you can email youwrotethebook@gmail.com or comment on twitter @youwrotethebook

If you want to hear Simon talking more books do join him every week with Gavin Pugh on The Readers Podcast, you can also find him chatting and reviewing book on his blog Savidge Reads. Until next time thank you for listening… And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes where you can find previous episodes with Xiaolu Guo, Alan Bradley, Taiye Selasi, Joanne Harris, Patrick Ness, Damian Barr and Maggie O’Farrell.