Richard Osman

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Richard Osman wins author of the year after hit debut novel

Richard Osman has been crowned author of the year at the British Book Awards after the runaway success of his debut novel The Thursday Murder Club. Pointless star Osman said his win for his story of elderly amateur sleuths was an "absolute dream come true". Also triumphant was Douglas Stuart's...
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Review: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman is a triumph!

Books are a wonderful way to pass the time, more so nowadays. So here is our review of 'The Thursday Murder Club'!. Four senior citizens getting together to solve a murder doesn’t seem like the racy thriller you’re after, but believe us, it really is. Richard Osman, comedian and writer,...

Richard Osman beats Barack Obama to UK's Christmas number one book

Pointless co-host Richard Osman's debut novel The Thursday Murder Club was the UK's best-selling book in the last full week before Christmas. The murder mystery sold 134,500 copies in the week up to Saturday. That's more than double the next biggest seller - Barack Obama's memoir A Promised Land, which...
Books & LiteratureThe Guardian

Richard Osman becomes first debut author to land Christmas No 1

Richard Osman’s cosy mystery about a group of elderly sleuths, The Thursday Murder Club, has become the first debut novel ever to become the Christmas No 1, selling a remarkable 134,514 copies in seven days. The Pointless presenter’s novel beat Barack Obama’s memoir A Promised Land to the Christmas top...

Richard Osman leaves Endemol after 20 years

'Pointless' presenter Richard Osman is set to leave Endemol after two decades with the company. Richard Osman is set to leave Endemol. The 50-year-old TV presenter has announced he will leave his creative director role at the media company, but he's reassured fans that he'll continue as the host of 'Pointless'.
Books & LiteratureTelegraph

Richard Osman becomes first debut author to land Christmas No 1 with murder mystery novel

Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club has become the first debut novel to top the Christmas sales charts after selling more than twice as many copies as Barack Obama. The Pointless host's mystery, about a group of pensioners who set about solving the murder of a property developer in a luxury Kent retirement village sold 134,514 copies in the week ending December 19, according to sales monitor Nielsen BookScan.

Pointless presenter Richard Osman leaving his ‘real job’ after 20 years

Pointless presenter Richard Osman has announced he is leaving TV production company Endemol after 20 years. Osman, 50, was creative director at Endemol and worked on shows including Prize Island for ITV. He announced on Twitter he was departing his “real job” while confirming he would continue this work on...