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.

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Recent articles

in 'Suffolk', April 2020
Local authors, stores, reading schemes, festivals and more
in 'Suffolk', April 2020
These are exciting times for regional theatre, says Eastern Angles' director Ivan Cutting.
in 'Suffolk', March 2020
Comedy writer Jon Canter's play about the perils of writing books adds an exciting dimension to the Aldeburgh Literary Festival
in 'Suffolk', March 2020
Bury St Edmunds has big plans to celebrate the millennium of its ancient abbey at the heart of the town's identity.
in 'Suffolk', March 2020
Why did Cassandra Austen burn the letters of her famous sister? Gill Hornby sheds new light on the relationship through her novel 'Miss Austen'
in 'Suffolk', March 2020
Virginia Nicholson explores the decade of her childhood. She talks to Catherine Larner about her book 'How Was it For You?'

Forthcoming events

Tuesday 7th April, 2.45pm
at Woodbridge Community Hall
The much-loved broadcaster, presenter and journalist visits to introduce her novel set in the Highlands in the 19th century.

 

Friday 15th May, 7.30pm
at Woodbridge Community Hall
The best-selling historian imagines the life of Katheryn Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII in this illustrated talk.
 

Happy New Year?

The global situation and news of recent events make the usual new year greeting sound rather hollow. We live in troubling times.

It is all the more reason, perhaps, that we should turn to books as an opportunity for escape and enlightenment, entertainment and education.

I hope you'll join me in the coming months as we unpack what we're reading through book group discussions and on BBC Radio Suffolk book club.

I'll be bringing various authors and publishers to the area and we'll be able to ask them for their insight, understanding and perspective on numerous topics and themes.

And I also plan to make a recommendation each week (or perhaps one a month, I'll see how we go!) for an inspirational and informative non-fiction title which has certainly set me thinking and I hope will prove helpful to you too. This week it's 'Hello World' by Hannah Fry revealing the increasing impact of algorithms on all our lives.

More about books

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