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 episode is Kate Forsyth. Kate is the author of over 20 books for adults, young adults and children in her home land of Australia. Here in the UK it has been her recent novels Bitter Greens, a retelling of the Rapunzel soon to be out in the US, and The Wild Girl that have caught readers imaginations as she combines famous fairy tales, those who told them and history into wonderful epic novels that capture you from the start. Simon caught up with her to discuss when fairy tales first took hold of her imagination, their mutual love of Rapunzel, how she has studied them (and will soon be a doctor of fairy tales), how you can become a Doctor of Fairytales and much more.
Over the next few episodes Simon will be joined by Rebecca Makkai, Alison Moore, 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 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, Armistead Maupin, Emma Donoghue, Joanne Harris, Patrick Ness, Damian Barr, Kamila Shamsie, Maggie O’Farrell and many more.