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Paul Danahar: BBC’s North America Bureau Chief, Middle East Journalist & Author

Paul Danahar: BBC’s North America Bureau Chief, Middle East Journalist & Author

It was a book that led to me to my chosen profession. John Pilger’s ‘Heroes’ opened my eyes to the world of a foreign correspondent but more importantly to the value of viewing huge geopolitical events through the prism of the lives touched, or more often destroyed, by them. I’ve moved country six times with my...
Sid Lowe: Spanish Football Expert, Columnist, Journalist and Author

Sid Lowe: Spanish Football Expert, Columnist, Journalist and Author

The thing about shelves is they always fill quickly. You think you’ve got loads of space and then, suddenly, they’re packed. Everything’s a mess in the office at the moment: the books on the shelves are ‘double parked’ and I’m struggling to find things. (It doesn’t help that I lend books to people and then...
Yannick Murphy: Author

Yannick Murphy: Author

On this bookshelf you’ll see books that belong to the entire family. Most of my books are at the far end. Our children’s books are on the lower shelf towards the middle, and my husband’s books are the ones that are closest to the camera lens. It was my husband’s idea to separate our books...
Nathan Thrall: Essayist, Critic and Journalist

Nathan Thrall: Essayist, Critic and Journalist

My research bookcases are organized thematically, and you can tell what I’m working on at the moment by which shelf has the most books stacked horizontally in the foreground. These books in the foreground rotate from month to month. In the photo above, several are books I’m using for a piece I’ve just finished. Others...
Faisal Kapadia: Writer, Blogger and Entrepreneur

Faisal Kapadia: Writer, Blogger and Entrepreneur

On my shelves you will find books about the subcontinent, where I live here in Pakistan, as well as books on fiction and my personal favourite Lord of the Rings. I also have a selection of books on sufism culture and poetry. Im a dreamer, I like to dream big and I try to use...
Jeannine Luby: Author, Creator of Laugh to Live and Yoga Instructor

Jeannine Luby: Author, Creator of Laugh to Live and Yoga Instructor

A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to Paris You won’t find books from the NY Times Best Sellers list on my shelf. You won’t see names like Grisham, Quindlen, King, or J. K. Rowling. I enjoyed reading when I was a kid but I admit, not proudly, that I’ve been a light reader ever...
Katie Oliver: Romantic Comedy Writer and Blogger

Katie Oliver: Romantic Comedy Writer and Blogger

My book shelf is nothing if not eclectic. My reading runs the gamut from young adult to detective novels, from comedy to classics like Austen and Dickens. Of course, what you see are the pristine, camera-ready versions of my bookshelves. My regular shelves are a jumble of children’s books, CDs, baskets of stuff (don’t ask),...
Robert Bryndza: Author

Robert Bryndza: Author

My shelf is in the living room, it’s enormous and in danger of collapse. We are saving to buy a house, but already have enough books to fill three. This shelf is the tip of the iceberg, a place for things I want to read, and paperwork I must read. Next to my current Macbook...
Peter Bradshaw: Writer, Journalist and Film Critic for the Guardian

Peter Bradshaw: Writer, Journalist and Film Critic for the Guardian

My house is stuffed with books, and like everyone else I am reaching “peak book”. I am coming to terms with the idea that buying books for Kindle is starting to become the norm, and that buying actual books could be a “vinyl connoisseur” pursuit for which very few people have the living space. The...
Barry Forshaw: Crime Fiction and Film Commentator

Barry Forshaw: Crime Fiction and Film Commentator

I have no complaints. It’s very pleasant being thought of as a crime fiction and film pundit – but there is one nagging caveat. At various author lunches (where my wine glass is always being filled), I occasionally meet people who seem surprised that I read anything but genre fiction – but if the truth...
Sara Sheridan: Historical and Crime Novelist

Sara Sheridan: Historical and Crime Novelist

These bookshelves are in my study all down one wall. They’ve been the background for many an author pic and interview but the truth is they’re not mine – or at least very few of them are. The shelves are actually the province of my husband and when we first moved in together they caused...
J. Paul Henderson: Author and Captain Beefheart aficionado

J. Paul Henderson: Author and Captain Beefheart aficionado

The photograph shows a partial section of shelving in the study. Eighty per cent of the collection is fiction, mostly American. Particular favourites are the books of Richard Ford, John Irving, Garrison Keillor, Michael Malone, Tom Robbins (another No Exit Press author), Richard Russo, Tim Sandlin and the late Kurt Vonnegut, whom I once had...