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Podcast Interview: John Simm Picks the 5 Books that Shaped Him the Most

Bookish with Sonya Walger
2 Jan 2022

Could you pick the 5 books that have shaped you most? Every week actress and avid reader Sonya Walger invites a guest to explore their five most formative books and how they affected their lives.

John Simm is an English actor, director, and musician, best known for playing Sam Tyler in Life on Mars, the master in Doctor Who, and DS Roy Grace in Grace. His other television credits include State of Play, The Lakes, Crime and Punishment, Exile, Prey, and Cracker. He has been nominated for a BAFTA for best actor and the Lawrence Olivier Award for best actor. 

John Simm - Bookish with Sonya Walger | Podcast on Spotify

John’s Books
Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger, 1951
Salem’s Lot by Stephen King, 1975
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, 1838
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1866
East of Eden by John Steinbeck, 1952

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