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Welcome to You’re Booked – bringing the very best of Harrogate International Festivals to your digital doorstep. Here you’ll find a host of author interviews, book reviews, and a peak inside their houses as authors share with us their bookshelves, their must-reads and the book they always go back to.

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Q&A With Lucy Foley

An Interview With Lucy Foley We were so excited to have you at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival this year! What’s your favourite thing about the festival? For me it’s the wonderful

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberley McCreight – a review

Reader Review Reconstructing Ameliay by Kimberley Mccreight I downloaded this on a whim whilst in a pub trying to avoid football, and it certainly beat watching sport. Reconstructing Amelia is Kimberley McCreights debut novel. The

Catherine Ryan Howard: Author’s Bookshelf

Where’s your bookcase located and what does it look like? Ever since I moved to Dublin four years ago I’ve lived in a TINY shoebox, so my bookcase is really a collection of places I’ve

Interview: Catherine Ryan Howard

You're Booked speaks to Catherine Ryan Howard, author of The Liar's Girl... What is your writing process? What does your typical day, when writing, look like? I am a terrible procrastinator – or, rather, a

Interview with Guy Bolton

THE SYNDICATE opens with the ‘hero’ of The Pictures, ex LAPD cop and studio fixer Jonathan Craine, living out in rural California with his son. Craine has left his old life behind him but it

Guy Bolton Author Bookshelf

Where’s your bookcase located and what does it look like? I have two ladder shelves in my living room. One of them I've made the bold step of organising by colour. I resisted at first

Interview with James Silvester

Dear author..... For those who don't know already, could you tell us about yourself and your book(s) please? Hello there, thanks for having me on! My name is James Silvester, and I’m a former Mod/Blues

Susie Steiner’s Bookshelf

Where’s your bookcase located and what does it look like?

My Favourite Revenge Literature

Melanie Raabe picks her Top 10...

David Young’s Authors Bookshelf

Where’s your bookcase located and what does it look like? It’s in what I call my shed – in reality a log cabin at the bottom of the garden of our terraced house in Twickenham

Renee Knight – Interview

What is your writing process? What does your typical day, when writing, look like? If I don't sit down at my desk in the morning, then it's a lost day, lost to writing anyway.  I

You’re Booked speaks to David Young

They’re both graduates of City University London’s Crime Thriller MA course, and they’ve both now got publishing deals. So who better to talk to David Young about his East German-set thriller STASI CHILD, than blogger

Val McDermid: ‘I’m working class – I wouldn’t be able to go to Oxford now’

The titan of tartan noir talks about misogynistic trolls, Scottish independence and why this government is taking Britain back to Victorian levels of inequality Val McDermid is standing in St Cuthbert’s graveyard in Edinburgh, surveying

Eva Dolan Author’s Bookshelf

Where’s your bookcase located and what does it look like? This is the main one and it's in my office. My desk is set up facing away from it so I don't get distracted. There

Adrian McKinty Author’s Bookshelf

The first thing to be said about my bookcase is what a fiasco it is. I built this thing myself from an Ikea flat pack and it looks horrible. The back fell off within weeks

Mark Billingham Author’s Bookshelf

Where’s your bookcase located and what does it look like? Well, it’s one of several bookshelves in my office at home. I’ve gone for the traditional wooden planks and battens arrangement and, not wanting to

Elly Griffiths Interview

If you were stranded on a desert island and could take one crime novel, one DVD boxset and one character from a crime novel, who/what would you take? This is the sort of question I

Author’s Bookshelf: Antonia Hodgson

Where’s your bookcase located and what does it look like? I have a tiny flat, but there’s always plenty of room for bookcases. Where there’s a wall there’s a way. The bookcase in the picture

Martina Cole Interview

Find out more about Martina Cole in our interview.

Author’s Bookshelf by Claire Kendal

Where’s your bookcase located and what does it look like? I’m going to start with a confession. I have four bookcases, all in my study, but they are so messy I can’t bear to let