In a little studio with mics and sound desks and padded walls, I set up my recording device and asked her about life in Cheshire, judging the Orange Prize for Fiction, e-books and best of all, what it was like working at Smash Hits in the early '90s.
So as a parting gift, at the end of a fabulous festival, I'm sharing the interview with you all. It's in two parts because the phone started ringing half way through, and I'm no expert when it comes to editing! Enjoy!
Kirsty Young (Digital Marketing Assistant)