leena norms

I’m an online video creator, podcaster, producer and storyteller. I have amassed over 4 million views on my YouTube channel and launched a chart-topping podcast, I’m Not Being Funny But-. I generally cover book reviews, feminism, poetry, politics and social change.

I was awarded the Bookseller Rising Star Award, the London Book Fair Trailblazer Award named a YouTube Creators for Change and Vlogger in Residence at Greenbelt Festival. I’ve worked with the European Commission, the U.S. Embassy London, the Man Booker Prize, Vice and BBC 3. My work has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Refinery 29, Grazia Ten Eighty Magazine and many more.

I have worked in the publishing industry for seven years, and has worked at Icon Books, Pan Macmillan, Telegraph Books and currently for VINTAGE at Penguin Random House.



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people I've interviewed

Carol Ann Duffy · Yuval Noah Harari · Caitlin Moran · Simon Amstell · Gina Miller · Jackie Kay · Laura Dockrill · George Miller · Afua Hirsch · Jess Phillips ·Meg Wolitzer · Jen Campbell · Rachel Kushner · Anna James · Richard Powers · Daisy Johnson · Helena Kennedy · Anna Kessel  

watch my videos



Lecture: Your Career in Publishing


Lecture: How to Create Change Online


Lecture: Your Career in Publishing

Book marketing society conference

Speech: Podcasting for Marketers

independent publishers guild

Speech: How to Sell More Books Though Newspapers

SMall is beautiful conference

Screening: Commissioned Poetry

london book fair

Panel: Working with Influencers

greenwich literary festival

Panel: How to Start a BookTube Channel

stoke newington literary festival

Panel: Booktube and Online Book Reviewing