Robin Ince

Robin Ince


Robin Ince is widely recognised as one of the UK's most accomplished, versatile comedians and writers, with a string of awards and media appearances to his name.

He instituted and hosted the show Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People at the Hammersmith Apollo. With Professor Brian Cox he writes and co-presents the award-winning science show The Infinite Monkey Cage for BBC Radio 4.

Brian Cox and Robin Ince's Horizons stadium tour played to sold out audiences in North America and the UK in 2022.

He was the Chortle Award Winner in 2009, Winner of the Time Out Outstanding Comedy Achievement Award and was nominated for the British Comedy Award's Best Stage Show for Robin Ince's Book Club - a celebration of uniquely bad writing. Written with Brian Cox, HarperCollins published their How to Build a Universe in 2017. The Importance of Being Interested, his highly praised book on being curious about science, was published by Atlantic in the UK in 2021.

Bibliomaniac - An Obsessive's Tour of the Bookshops of Britain was published by Atlantic in 2022.

A major two-book contract was signed with Macmillan in 2023.

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Bibliomaniac by Robin Ince

Why play to 12,000 people when you can play to 12? In Autumn 2021, Robin Ince's stadium tour with Professor Brian Cox was postponed due to the pandemic. Rather than do nothing, he decided he would instead go on a tour of over a hundred bookshops, from Wigtown to Penzance; from Swansea to Margate.

Packed with anecdotes and tall tales, Bibliomaniac follows Robin up and down the country in his quest to discover just why he can never have enough books. It is the story of an addiction and a romance, and also of an occasional points failure just outside Oxenholme.

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    by Robin Ince

      The Importance Of Being Interested
      I'm A Joke And So Are You
      How To Build A Universe