Hello and welcome 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 Andy Miller whose latest book The Year of Reading Dangerously; How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life is sure to appeal to anyone who loves books. It all starts with the daily commute to his London job, where he happens to be a book editor, he decides to start reading some of the books which he might just have lied about having read before and soon is on a journey to try fifty such books and see how it changes him as a reader and indeed as a writer. Simon caught up with Andy to discuss his year of reading dangerously, how it all started, how it changed his reading and his writing, his mum, Dan Brown, why the Famous Five are better than the Secret Seven and much more…
Over the next few episodes Simon will be joined by Rebecca Makkai, Kate Forsyth, Victoria Hislop and Kirsty Wark. If you have any questions for the authors, 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 email@example.com 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, Armistead Maupin, Emma Donoghue, Joanne Harris, Patrick Ness, Damian Barr, Kamila Shamsie, Maggie O’Farrell and many more.