WriterStories : A.D Miller and Patrick Gale
Catriona O’Sullivan interviews Ragnar Jonasson at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Born in Reykjavik, Iceland Ragnar currently works as a lawyer having previously worked in TV and radio. He has translated 14 Agatha Christie novels into Icelandic and set up …
Ragnar Jonasson : Snowblind
James Meadway is the senior economist at the New Economics Foundation, where his work focuses largely on developing responses to the recession and austerity. He formerly worked as a policy advisor at HM Treasury, covering regional economic development, science and …
James Meadway : Radical Independence Campaign 2014
A month after the horrific shootings that took place in the offices of Parisian satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, Scottish PEN invited panelists Joyce McMillan (journalist and critic), Greg Moodie (cartoonist) and Alan Bissett (author and playwright) to the Red Lecture …
Scottish PEN : Are we still Charlie?
Director Nick Barley introduces this year’s festival programme, which features over 700 events for adults and children, and includes writers from over 55 countries. Particular highlights include a selection of authors from Mexico, picked by Mexican visual artist Gabriel Orozco, …
Nick Barley : Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015
How much personal responsibility do we have for our actions? Does free will truly exist? Drawing on conclusions from his new book, ‘Freedom Regained’, writer Julian Baggini considers these questions with Ali Millar, at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Julian …
Julian Baggini : Freedom Regained
Ali Millar in an illuminating interview with Danish novelist and short-story writer Dorthe Nors at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Nors has burst onto the UK literary scene with a heady cocktail of short stories, ‘Karate Chop’, translated from the …
Dorthe Nors : Karate Chop/Minna Needs Rehearsal Space
It’s a wonderful sunny day in Edinburgh and Olivia Vitazkova meets up with Kate Mosse at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. It’s ten years since Mosse burst on the British literary scene with ‘Labyrinth’, the first of her Carcassonne-based Languedoc …
Kate Mosse : The Languedoc trilogy and The Taxidermist’s Daughter
WriterStories : Michael Rosen and Rob Doyle
WriterStories : Louise Welsh and Mark Billingham
Interview at the Wigtown Book Festival introducing Stuart’s new book ‘Looking South’ and a forthcoming Gaelic-Scots collaboration.
Stuart Paterson interviewed by David Rushton : ‘Looking South’ at the Wigtown Book Festival
Interviewed by Matthew Fitt, Jim Waite was winner of the 2017 Wigtown Book Festival Poetry award for a poem in the Scots Language category.
Jim Waite interviewed by Matthew Fitt : Wigtown Festival’s Scots Language Poetry award winner
Stuart introduces and recites his poem at the site of Margaret Wilson’s martyrdom (d.1685) …. A young Wigtown women drowned for refusing the abjuration oath in April, 1685,
Stuart Paterson : Margaret Wilson’s Abjuration
Paul Howard, Eileen Battersby and Anne Sebba, William Wall, Billy O’Callaghan and Alan McMonagle are the first of the writers to be announced for the 13th outing of the Cork World Book Festival running 18-23 April 2017 at Cork City …
Ann Luttrell and Liam Roynane : Cork World Book Fest 2017
13th March 2017 Visual, Carlow The Carlow College Literary Awards brings together the entire college community to recognise and celebrate the very best of Carlow College literary talent. The awards gather together the college literary community in a spirit of …
Derek Coyle, Thomas McGrath and Nicole Burke : Carlow College Literary Awards & Creative Writing Showcase
WriterStories : Colin Macintyre and Julian Baggini
Ninth in the current series of interviews with authors at the 2015 Edinburgh International Book Festival.