Welcome

As a freelance journalist, writer, editor and presenter, I have enjoyed many years meeting and interviewing fascinating people, and visiting wonderful locations worldwide.

I regularly conduct on-stage interviews with authors and personalities at festivals and events, and co-host a monthly on air book club with Lesley Dolphin at BBC Radio Suffolk.

Details of my events, book reviews and recommendations can be found on my website moreaboutbooks.com and all the latest information is available in my weekly e-newsletter. Sign up here.

Or follow me on Twitter @catherinelarner

In the press

Magazine cover pagesAs a journalist I contribute lifestyle features and profiles for regional and national newspapers and magazines. As the former editor of the leading business journal for the fitness industry in Europe, I continue to write about the market for a US publication.

published articles

On the radio

Each month I co-host an on-air book club on BBC Radio Suffolk with Lesley Dolphin, and am regularly invited to contribute comments and features about books, reading and authors across the station.

view archive on moreaboutbooks.com

At events

Hosting book launches and talks for festivals and events throughout Suffolk, I regularly interview authors on stage with audiences from 30 to 300. In the past year I have been in conversation with Victoria Hislop, Simon Mayo, Diane Setterfield, Julia Blackburn, Elly Griffiths and Nicola Upson at events throughout Suffolk.

view event listings on moreaboutbooks.com

Recent articles

in 'Premier Christianity', June 2020
As he approaches his 70th birthday this month, Rowan Williams is anticipating a change of scene, and a change of pace.
in 'Suffolk', June 2020
If you've discovered the joy of knitting during lockdown, you'll enjoy Esther Rutter's new book 'This Golden Fleece'
in 'Suffolk', June 2020
Lockdown can't stop us singing! Take Bury Bach Choir - concerts may be cancelled but they're using technology to stay in harmony
in 'Suffolk', June 2020
What better way to spend quiet time at home than immersed in a good book? Here are some suggestions for reading alone and together
in 'Suffolk', May 2020
Dr Rowan Williams' new book coincides with Bury St Edmunds' celebration of the founding of its Benedictine abbey
in 'Suffolk', May 2020
Work by the Bawdsey Radar Trust reveals the huge role women played in securing the nation's wartime defences

Forthcoming events

There are no events planned for the moment due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus.
Read about past author visits here.
Or be among the first to know when author talks are confirmed again, by signing up to the weekly e-newsletter here.

A new normal?

Time is playing strange tricks as we come to terms with a new way of living. For me, the first week of lockdown felt a lifetime, but this week has flown by.

There were a few hours in the past week when it looked like the supply of books had seized up, but once again publishers, suppliers and bookshops have adapted.

So, while we still have people who are prepared to deliver the post to our doors - and let's remember to thank them whenever we can - we are able once again to receive new reading matter.

The library service, too, has an extensive catalogue of e-books and online book groups are widespread.

And join the on-air book club with Lesley Dolphin on Monday 6 April at 2.20pm. We will be chatting about 'The Binding' by Bridget Collins and announcing the book we'll be reading together over the next month.

I will also be leading an online discussion about 'Lost Children Archive' by Valeria Luiselli on Monday 27 May at 8pm. Subscribe to the e-newsletter here to find out more details.

Stay safe and well, and I'll be back in touch again soon!

More about books

Catherine LarnerFor my book reviews, event information and blog, please visit moreaboutbooks.com