Simon Mayo

Simon Mayo


Simon Mayo is one of Britain’s best-loved radio presenters. He is also the presenter of Simon Mayo’s Books of the Year podcast. Mad Blood Stirring is his first adult novel.

“Wonderful – a story I never heard before, told with style, pace, character, texture, and tension … bliss.” (Lee Child)

“If you like your historical thrillers dark and emotional, you’ll absolutely love getting swept up in this one” (Sarah Hughes Heat)

“Well researched and full of action, Mayo brings a forgotten moment in history to life ****” (Sun)

“Bristling with energy, written with passion, Mad Blood Stirring is a joy to read.” (John Boyne)

Mad Blood Stirring is an astonishing account of an explosive piece of neglected history. It’s a rapid page turner with dark humour, intellectual heft, and a gallery of deeply human characters that shake our spirits.” (Sir Kenneth Branagh)

14:00 – 15:00 Simon Mayo in conversation with Shyama Perera

Walter MacFarlane Stage

Simon Mayo is one of Britain’s best loved radio presenters. His lengthy BBC career spanned local radio , Radio 1, 5Live and Radio 2. In March this year he helped launch the new classical music digital station Scala and presents the morning show. Simon has written the Itch trilogy for younger readers. His first adult […]