Richard Osman.

Richard Osman

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Richard Osman: nerdy presenter who became lockdown hero

As sales of his book The Thursday Murder Club pass a million, Richard Osman talks to Dominic Maxwell about a Spielberg adaptation and his love of TV.

Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 15th January 2021

Thursday Murder Club is 2020's final week number one

Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club (Viking) has notched up a second consecutive week in the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, with 72,913 copies sold.

Kiera O'Brien, The Bookseller, 30th December 2020

Richard Osman's Thursday Murder Club is the Xmas No. 1

Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club (Penguin) is the Christmas number one with 134,514 copies sold, becoming the first debut fiction title to hit the festive top spot.

Kiera O'Brien, The Bookseller, 22nd December 2020

Richard Osman to leave Banijay

Presenter and producer to exit after long association with Endemol companies.

Max Goldbart, Broadcast, 21st December 2020

Osman in race for Christmas No. 1 book

Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club (Penguin), Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy (Bluebird) and Barack Obama's A Promised Land (Viking) are all in the running for the Christmas number one spot, as the print market heads into its final week before Christmas.

Kiera O'Brien, The Bookseller, 17th December 2020

Osman's novel announced as W H Smith Book of the Year

Richard Osman's debut crime novel The Thursday Murder Club (Viking) has been named W H Smith's Book of the Year for 2020.

Ruth Comerford, The Bookseller, 5th November 2020

Osman tells politicians to 'suck it up' on panel shows

The Pointless host has responded to claims that shows like Have I Got News For You are too left-wing, but he insisted that's simply down to who's in power.

The List, 21st September 2020

Meet the author: Richard Osman

Genial giant and quiz show host Richard Osman stumbled on the idea for his debut novel while visiting the mum of a friend in her retirement village.

The Sunday Post, 19th September 2020