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YWTB! Joanne Harris

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.

For the third episode of You Wrote The Book we are joined by Joanne Harris. Joanne released her debut novel ‘The Evil Seed’ in 1989 followed by ‘Sleep Pale Sister’ 1993 both with supernatural elements, these were followed by ‘Chocolat’ in 1999 which was made into an Oscar nominated film and saw Joanne getting a worldwide audience.

Since then she has written two books for young adults, co written two cook books, published two short story collections and written eight further novels for adults. Her latest ‘Peaches for Monsieur le Cure’ sees Vianne Rocher, heroine of Chocolat returning to the town of Lansquenet once more. When I caught up with her last week we started by discussing this latest novel…

A big thank you again to Joanne for joining Simon on the show. Over the next few weeks Simon will be being joined by Alan Bradley and Taiye Selasi. If you have any questions you would like to ask the author, or any feedback then you can email 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 Patrick Ness and Maggie O’Farrell.