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.
Simon’s guest for this episode is one of his all-time favourite authors Armistead Maupin, who’s Tales of the City series have become cult classics much loved by many, many readers along with his other novels Maybe The Moon and The Night Listener. The Tales of the City series has seen the stories of Mrs Madrigal, Mary Ann Singleton, Michael ‘Mouse’ Tolliver and more for the last forty years yet is now set to come to an end with the latest The Days of Anna Madrigal. Simon caught up with Armistead on his book tour to discuss the series, how he is feeling about its finale and what is next for him…
In two weeks Simon will be joined by Natalie Haynes, who has previously judged the Orange Prize and last year’s Man Booker Prize and is now releasing her debut novel The Amber Fury, a dark tale of obsession and the classical plays. Two weeks after he will be joined by Naomi Wood to discuss Mrs Hemingway, a fictional account of the famous author’s wives.If you have any questions for them, would like to suggest authors you think Simon should be getting on the show, or simply want to have a natter about books, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on twitter @youwrotethebook.
If you want to hear Simon talking more books do join him every other week with Thomas Otto on The Readers Podcast, you can also find him chatting and reviewing book on his blog Savidge Reads. Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes where you can find previous episodes with Christos Tsiolkas, Evie Wyld, Alan Bradley, Niccolo Ammaniti, John Boyne, Hannah Kent, Joanne Harris, Patrick Ness, Damian Barr, Maggie O’Farrell and many more.