Meet the Narrator - Ann Stutz

Our newest Meet the Narrator offering is Ann Stutz, who has just completed her 150th book recording for Calibre.

An interview with author, James Runcie

With the return of the ITV drama series Grantchester this month, we're delighted to feature an interview with the author of the Grantchester mysteries, James Runcie, on our podcast this month.

Meet the Narrator - Hilary Spiers

For our next Meet The Narrator we have the lovely Hilary Spiers, who has been a narrator for Calibre for 6 years. 43 books later (and counting) she still loves her work as much as she did when she started...

An interview with author, Alison Weir

On our podcast this month we are delighted to feature an interview with Alison Weir, historian and author of some of our favourite historical novels and biographies. Our Director of Editorial and Production, Emma, spoke with Alison back in 2018 about how she first became passionate about history and how she manages to move so seamlessly between non-fiction biographies and page-turning historical fiction.

An interview with author, Elly Griffiths

On our podcast this month we are so excited to have an interview with Elly Griffiths, author of some of our favourite crime novels. Emma Scott, our Director of Editorial and Production, interviewed the lovely Elly about her Ruth Galloway Novels and The Brighton Mysteries series, amongst other things. We have several books from both series in our collections for you to enjoy.

Meet the Narrator - Bob Rollett

Our June Meet the Narrator is the hugely popular Bob Rollett.

An interview with author, Kate Griffin

An interview with the author, Kate Griffin, about her life as a writer and the hugely successful Kitty Peck series.

Meet the Narrator - Alice Barclay

Our Meet the Narrator Episode for May is the very talented Alice Barclay.

Meet The Narrator - James Murphy

Our fourth Meet The Narrator podcast, featuring the popular James Murphy.

Meet The Narrator - Katherine Shaw

Our third Meet The Narrator podcast, featuring the lovely Katherine Shaw.

Meet The Narrator - Mark Campbell

Our second Meet The Narrator podcast, featuring the amazing Mark Campbell.

Meet the Narrator - Kim Ismay.

This year we decided that we would introduce you to some of our lovely narrators who work mainly behind the scenes, but without them our books would not be recorded, and we would not be able to provide the service that we do. So, throughout the year we will be bringing you podcasts and interviews from the people you have often met only by voice. First up, the wonderful Kim Ismay.‍

Interview with Alan Pickering

An interview with Alan Pickering, former government pensions advisor, and the subject of 'Look Where You're Going' by Paddy Briggs.

VE Day Volunteer Interviews

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day), we set up a telephone interview with two of our Calibre volunteers to talk about their experiences with the war, and how they celebrated this special day.

Lynne Reid Banks Interview

Lynne Reid Banks is a prolific author of both children and adult novels, having written some forty-five books to date. From The L-Shaped Room (which was later turned into a movie) to Harry the Poisonous Centipede, Banks has turned her hand to a diverse range of subjects. In this interview, Emma talks to Lynne about acting, living on a kibbutz, losing the ability to read, and being the first female reporter on British TV!

Stephen Booth Interview

A journalist for over 25 years, Stephen Booth always wanted to be a writer and wrote his first novel at 12. Shortlisted for the Gold Dagger and winner of two Barry Awards, the Cooper & Fry series has been published in 16 languages. Here, Stephen talks to Emma Scott about discovering characters as he writes, the Peak District, breeding goats and being caught out on inconsistencies.

Paul Burston Interview

Paul is curator and host of award-winning LGBT+ literary salon Polari at the Southbank Centre and founder of The Polari First Book Prize for debut writers and The Polari Prize for established writers. In 2016, he featured in the British Council’s Global List of ‘33 visionary people promoting freedom, equality and LGBT rights around the world.’ His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Sunday Times and other publications. He has also written and presented documentaries for Channel 4 and often contributes to TV and radio. He is the author of six novels and editor of two short story collections and his debut novel Shameless (2001) was shortlisted for the State of Britain Award.

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