Lindsey Kelk and Beth O'Leary (Well, if Marian Keyes says it's good...)
Season 10, Ep. 8
We're getting a little Christmassy in this episode, with bestselling authors Lindsey Kelk and Beth O'Leary.They discuss their latest books, their love for Marian Keyes, writing humour and what they love about Christmas.They also recommendation us some books they have been enjoying recently.THE BOOK OFF"Again, Rachel" by Marian KeyesVS"Her Majesty's Royal Coven" by Juno Dawson
Sally Gardner and Jamie Costello (Look to the weather)
Season 10, Ep. 7
Sally Gardner and Jamie Costello (aka Laura Wilson) go head to head in a war of the words! They discuss the importance of colour in our lives and in writing, the ever changing weather, and give us some top reading recommendations too! THE BOOK OFF"The Devil In The Flesh" by Raymond RadiguetVS"The Book Of The Most Precious Substance" by Sara Gran
Ken Follett and Greg Mosse (Stand near to suspicious people and see what they do)
Season 10, Ep. 6
Bestselling author Ken Follett goes head to head in a war of the words, with playwright and debut author Greg Mosse. They discuss their new novels, a dystopian future, how they approach writing and give us some brilliant book recommendations too. The Book Off "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher StoweVS "Opening Night" by Ngaio Marsh
Anthony Marra and Wendy Erskine (Reading too many short stories in a row is like doing a line of shots)
Season 10, Ep. 5
On the latest episode of Book Off we welcome short story writer Wendy Erskine and novelist Anthony Mara, who get head to head in a war of the words. They discuss their latest work, Hollywood, the impact of short stories...and they give us some great book recommendations as well. The Book Off:"We Are The Animals" by Justin TorresVS"The Age Of Innocence" by Edith Wharton
Graham Norton and Dawn O'Porter (No offence, but you're not too clever for me...which I like!)
Season 10, Ep. 4
Author, broadcaster and comedian Graham Norton goes head to head in a war of the words with writer, director and television presenter Dawn O'Porter. They discuss freeze drying cats (yep), writing strong supporting casts, writerly looks and pet grief. They also recommend some books that they have read and enjoyed recently. The Book Off: "Kindred" by Octavia E Butler VS "Daisy Jones & The Six" by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Kamila Shamsie and Tahmima Anam (Friendships, Fondness, Seinfeld and Bum Injections)
Season 10, Ep. 3
This week, the brilliant authors Kamila Shamsie and Tahmima Anam go head to head in a war of the words. They discuss their novels "Best Of Friends" and "The Startup Wife" as well as their own friendship, Seinfeld and bum injections! Plus, they recommend some books they have been reading and enjoying recently. ("A Manuel For Cleaning Women" by Lucia Berlin and "How We Read Now" by Elaine Castillo)THE BOOK OFF "The Skin Of A Lion" by Michael OndaatjeVS"Interior Chinatown" by Charles Yu But who will win???
Jason Reynolds and Joseph Coelho (When the twist happens, it smacks you like a truck!)
Season 10, Ep. 2
The amazing authors and children's literature champions, Jason Reynolds and Joseph Coelho, go head to head in a war of the words. They discuss the importance and brilliance of libraries, the role of the Children's Laureate, the beauty of tower blocks and much much more. Both authors recommend us some books they have been reading and enjoying recently - as well as talking about their brilliant new books. THE BOOK OFF "Me, Moth" by Amber McBrideVs "Stories Of Your Life And Others" by Ted ChiangBut who will win!??
Ricky Ross and Emma Forrest (Mansions, Mayhem, Movies and Memoirs)
Season 10, Ep. 1
Singer/Songwriter Ricky Ross goes head to head with screenwriter and novelist Emma Forrest in a war of the words. They discuss their new memoirs ("Walking Back Home" and "Busy Being Free"), living in LA, touring, families, good memories and what they have been reading and enjoying recently. In the Book Off, they put "Eve's Hollywood" by Eve Babitz against Blake Morrison's "And When Did You Last See Your Father?" - but which one will win????
Charlie Higson and Alex Michaelides (A man out of time, with a ratty old jumper)
Season 9, Ep. 17
Author, actor and comedian Charlie Higson goes head to head with bestselling screenwriter and author, Alex Michaelides, in a war of the words! The guests discuss their new novels, writing for screen, the crime genre, finding ideas and how much of yourself you should put in a book. They also give us some brilliant book recommendations, including a deep dive into some Hollywood biographies. In the Book Off, they pit Ruth Rendell's "A Judgement In Stone" against "From The City, From The Plough" by Alexander Baron, but which one will win?