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Meet the Author: Peter Lovesey

Written by · Published Dec 6, 2016


Peter Lovesey explains how he discovered true crime at the age of 8 after his family's home was hit by a Doodlebug, how his crime-writing career began with winning a competition, and why you should submit stock suggestions to your local library service.

Meet the Author: Dame Hilary Mantel

Written by · Published Nov 22, 2016


Dame Hilary Mantel tells us why she chose to write about Thomas Cromwell, the advantages of writing short stories in the first person, and the importance of using, celebrating and promoting your local library.

Meet the Author: Lisa Hilton

Written by · Published Nov 8, 2016

Lisa Hilton discusses her admiration for John Donne and Evelyn Waugh, changing style with her psychological thriller Maestra, and her experience as a teenage library assistant.

Meet the Author: Deborah Moggach

Written by · Published Oct 31, 2016

Deborah discusses her childhood love for Just William, the pleasure of having her novel These Foolish Things adapted into The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and the challenge of adapting Pride and Prejudice for the big screen.

Meet the Author: Jodi Picoult

Written by · Published Oct 19, 2016

Jodi discusses co-writing with her daughter, switching off from work, and her new novel, Small Great Things.

Meet the Author: Jilly Cooper

Written by · Published Oct 6, 2016

Jilly discusses the latest Rutshire Chronicles novel and her love of Suffolk.

Meet the Author: Alan Johnson

Written by · Published Sep 22, 2016

Brandon interviews the former postman and chancellor, author of an acclaimed set of memoirs and special guest at our annual book festival, Bookfest.

Meet the Author: Peter May

Written by · Published Sep 7, 2016

Brandon King interviews The Lewis Trilogy author Peter May.

Meet the Author: Paula Hawkins

Written by · Published Aug 25, 2016

Brandon King interviews The Girl on the Train author Paula Hawkins.