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.

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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', February 2020
Andrew Marr is best known as a political journalist in print, TV and radio but his vibrant, abstract paintings bring him to Suffolk this month
in 'Suffolk', February 2020
Author Liz Trenow's new novel brings to life the story of the men and women at Bawdsey Manor who were pivotal to Britain's victory in the second world war
in 'Suffolk', February 2020
Acclaimed writer Robert Macfarlane's new book is the result of a 17 year preoccupation with the mysterious landscape of Orford Ness
in 'Suffolk', January 2020
Ryan Gander is one of the most original artists of his generation, producing an eclectic array of work, mainly from his Suffolk studio.
in 'Bury & West Suffolk magazine', December 2019
Bestselling author JoJo Moyes has been on a 'Star' trek out west to reimagine the heroines of her latest novel.
in 'Suffolk', December 2019
Lucinda Riley is nearing completion of her epic Seven Sisters series. But first, she had to squeeze in a story inspired by a visit to Southwold.

Forthcoming events

Watch this space!

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