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.
This guest for this episode is author Niccolo Ammaniti who rose to fame with the cult novel ‘I’m Not Scared’ which also became a cult movie of the same name. The novel became an international bestseller and saw his novels being translated worldwide from his native Italian. Since then he has had much worldwide success and critical acclaim with ‘The Crossroads’ and ‘Me and You’, the latter which again became a film.
His current novel, which was published this month, but four years ago in Italy, ‘Let The Games Begin’ seems like a very different book, one that is still as dark as its predecessors but also laugh out loud funny and takes a look at the world of literature, the people of Italy and the city itself, oh and the small matter of satanic cults.
Next time on the show Simon will be joined by Hannah Kent. If you have any questions you would like to ask her or simply want to have a natter about books, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Evie Wyld, Keith Ridgway, John Boyne, Xiaolu Guo, Alan Bradley, Taiye Selasi, Joanne Harris, Patrick Ness, Damian Barr and Maggie O’Farrell.