My interviews on Five Books

Since 2018, I’ve had the pleasure to be part of the editorial team at Five Books. I’ve published several data and programming-related interviews:

As well as other interviews on a variety of subjects:

Five Books is a book recommendation website that was set up in 2009. Knowledgeable authors, academics and public figures recommend the best books in their subject, or that inspired them. They then talk about those books in an in-depth interview. Readers are able to read about and buy the best books on a subject that interests them/they need to know about and/or recommended by someone whose judgment they value. By 2019, Five Books had more than 1,300 interviews on its site, with around 6,000 books recommended. Book recommenders include Nobel prize winners (Paul Krugman, Robert Shiller), politicians (Karl Rove, John Kerry), world-renowned researchers (Jeffrey Sachs, Dan Ariely), authors (Ian McEwan, Geoff Dyer), and film-makers (Mia Farrow, Darren Aronofsky). More than 3 million people visit the site every year. New York Times columnist David Brooks has said that Five Books “does more to shape my book purchases than anything else.”

Written on March 22, 2019