Simon Mayo reveals plans to launch own book club

Simon Mayo reveals plans to launch own book club

Simon Mayo is to launch his own fortnightly book club following the ending of his popular BBC Radio 2 book club last month.

Mayo's original book club started in 2010, seeing him interview numerous high-profile authors including J K Rowling and Peter May.

Scheduling changes to Radio 2 have seen Mayo partner with Jo Whiley on a new show, while the book club on Radio 2 was moved to Sara Cox's new show, which launched on Monday 14th May.

Now, Mayo has announced he intends to start his own book club, which will be featured in a podcast called "Simon Mayo's Books of the Year".

Revealing the news on Twitter, Mayo said he was "keen to keep [his] association with new authors and wonderful books".

He added: "The @BooksOfTheYear podcast will kick off shortly. I hope you love it. More info shortly!"

It is not yet known when the podcast will launch.

A post on the podcast's Twitter page said: "We are hereby giving your fair warning that we are launching a new fortnightly podcast for book lovers called 'Simon Mayo's Books Of The Year' - more info to follow once we have paid our library fines."