Liam Williams

Liam Williams

Former Cambridge Footlights member who was nominated for best show at the 2014 Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards – a year after he was nominated best newcomer. He came on to the stand-up scene in 2010 when he was a runner-up in the So You Think You're Funny? new act competition.
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Liam Williams writes his first novel

...and it's coming out in audiobook first

Liam Williams has written his first book – which will be released as an audiobook before coming out in print.

Homes & Experiences tells of 30-year-old Mark on a trip round Europe undertaking such endeavours as ‘mindful croissant making’ at a wellness retreat, trial ‘silent disco kayaking’ on the Tiber, and making authentic baklava in Greece.

The story, described as ‘funny, warm and deeply human’ is told through a series of emails back to a pal who should have been accompanying Mark – but they had a massive falling-out before he left.

Hodder & Stoughton will release the audiobook, read by Pls Like star Williams himself, in March 2020 followed by a hardback edition two months later.

The comic told trade website The Bookseller: "This project has been a real joy to undertake, it having been an adulthood-long ambition to complete a novel. 

‘The fact that it’ll be an audio release first makes it feel a continuation of my radio work, which has helped to outbalance the impostor syndrome inevitable in taking on such a challenging form for the first time.’

The publisher’s editorial director Emma Herdman said the structure of the book ‘works perfectly for listening to in podcast-length chunks or binging in one weekend’.

Williams’s acclaimed Radio 4 Ladhood is to be made into a BBC Three series, it was also announced last month.

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Published: 8 Mar 2019


Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2010

So You Think You're Funny? 2010

Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Liam Williams

Making News

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Liam Williams: Capitalism

Edinburgh Fringe 2016



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