Harriett Gilbert, BBC radio presenter of ‘A Good Read’ and ‘World Book Club’, discusses her life as a bookworm.
Harriett Gilbert was born in Highgate and has spent her life in books both as a writer and as an extensive reader, and as a print and broadcast journalist. She’s published six novels and she is a journalist and significant broadcaster about books.
For fifteen years she has presented the monthly ‘BBC World Book Club’, where her more than one hundred well-known guests have ranged from such Nobel Laureates as Doris Lessing, Günter Grass and Toni Morrison to popular bestsellers including Henning Mankell, Terry Pratchett and PD James.
From this wealth of experience, Harriett will consider the challenges and pleasures of reading books for a living — not to mention the moments of surreal bewilderment — and share what she has learnt, along the way, about both writers and her fellow readers.