Malorie Blackman - You're Booked

National treasure alert! We are so, so honoured to bring you this conversation with legendary author, scriptwriter, multi-award winner and former children's laureate Malorie Blackman OBE. Malorie is one of Britain's best and most beloved children's authors who has written over 70 books including the acclaimed Noughts & Crosses series, which was recently turned into a hit TV series. Malorie has just released her autobiography, Just Sayin', which is wise, wonderful, distressing, hilarious and completely engrossing. Her enthusiasm for books and reading shines through this interview, as she discusses her formative years at the library, beating writers block, her love of poetry and the genius of short stories. Prepare to be inspired. Find out more about the books mentioned on the episode by visiting our shop.


Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable

Daisy Buchanan - Careering

Malorie Blackman - Just Sayin'

Alan Moore - V for Vendetta

Charles Dickens - Pickwick Papers

Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens - David Copperfield

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations

Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre

Daphne Du Maurier - Rebecca

William Shakespeare - Troilus and Cressida

William Shakespeare - Othello

Alice Walker - The Colour Purple

Yann Martel - Life of Pi

Ovid - Metamorphosis

Felix Guirand (Ed) - New Larousse Encyclopaedia of Mythology

John Wyndham - Chocky

Daphne Du Maurier - The Blue Lenses

Stephen King - Needful Things

Stephen King - Four Past midnight

Stephen King - Carrie

Stephen King - Misery

Charles Burns - Black Hole

Hans Christian Anderson - Little Mermaid

Holly Williams - What Time is Love

Lewis Carroll - Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll - Through the Looking Glass

Hilaire Belloc - Cautionary Verses

Gavin Ewart (Ed) - Penguin Book of Light Verse

Ogden Nash - Golden Trashery of Ogden Nashery

JM Cohen (Ed) - A Choice of Comic and Curious Verse

Paula Burnett (Ed) - Penguin Book of Caribbean Verse

Maya Angelou - Complete Poetry

Wendy Cope - Two Cures for Love

Sarah Crossan - One

Dean Atta - Black Flamingo

Malorie Blackman - Cloud Busting

Malorie Blackman - Hackers

Agatha Christie - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Various - Marple

Toni Morrison - The Bluest Eye

Isaac Asimov - I Robot

Gloria Naylor - Women of Brewster Place

Homer - The Odyssey

Isaac Asimov - Tales of Black Widowers

Daisy Buchanan - Burn After Reading

Malorie Blackman - Noughts and Crosses

Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

RJ Palacio - Wonder

Judith Kerr - When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Anne Frank - Diary

Malorie Blackman - Pig Heart Boy

Art Spiegelman - Maus

Louis Sachar - Holes

Susan Varley - Badger's Parting Gifts

Garth Ennis - The Boys

Garth Ennis - Preacher

Hayley Campbell - All the Living and the Dead

Rosa Parks - My Story

Paterson Joseph - The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho

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