Katherine Rundell and Cerys Matthews on The Golden Mole
Katherine Rundell grew up in London, Zimbabwe and Belgium. She was elected a Fellow of All Souls College Oxford at the age of 21, and is now a Fellow of St Catherine’s College. Rundell is also the author of Super-Infinite, which won the Baillie Gifford Prize, and Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise, both Sunday Times bestsellers. Her award-winning best-selling books for children have been translated into thirty languages. She is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books.
Cerys Matthews is a musician, author and broadcaster. She hosts and programmes an award winning radio show on BBC 6 music, the Blues Show on BBC Radio 2 and co-hosts Radio 4’s new music show ‘ADD TO PLAYLIST’ with Jeffrey Boakye. She has curated and composed for theatres, including the National Theatre, London and the Tate Modern and was artistic director for the opening ceremony of the World Music Expo 2013. She was awarded an inaugural St David Award for her services to culture from the First Minister of Wales in 2014 and the same year, was awarded an MBE for her services to music. Cerys was a founder member of multi-million selling band Catatonia and sings on the perennial winter favourite 'Baby its Cold Outside' with Sir Tom Jones.