Simon Mayo (judging 2000s) is one of Britain's best-loved and well-known radio presenters. He has worked on BBC radio since 1981 and is now the presenter of 'Drivetime' on BBC Radio 2, which features the regular 'Book Club' show. He is also the co-presenter of "Kermode and Mayo's Film Review" on BBC Radio 5 Live. Mayo was recognized as the Radio Broadcaster of the Year at the 2008 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards and has won several Sony Radio Academy Awards, including Best Music Programme for ‘Drivetime’ in 2011. Mayo has published 5 books, including his bestselling trilogy for children, Itch. His first novel for adults will be released in April this year: Mad Blood Stirring, inspired by the true story of American sailors awaiting liberation at Dartmoor Prison in 1815.