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First Writes: Julia Keller19 Aug 2012
The author of A Killing in the Hills talks about her favourite books
Give us five words to describe A Killing in the Hills? Mountains, mayhem, monsters, mothers, memory. Name one author who should be more famous than they are now? Irish author Peter Cunningham. The Sea and the Silence is astonishingly good. The…
Interview with Sam Thompson25 Jun 2012
Author discusses favourite reads from sad Shakespeare endings to bizarre, inimitable tales
Sam Thompson in this issue’s debut author Q&A, whose first novel Communion Town is a meditation on a place through very different eyes. Give us five words to describe Communion Town? Many stories, one strange city. Name one author who should be…
Irvine Welsh Q&A at charity Trainspotting screening19 Aug 2010
Iconic book-cum-film Trainspotting takes centre stage as its author Irvine Welsh does his bit for charity. A screening of the film will be held at the Dominion Cinema in Edinburgh on Wed 1 Sep to mark the 10th anniversary of Scottish charity Love in…
T in the Park 2010: Edith Bowman interview23 Jun 2010
BBC presenter and Anstruther lass-done-good Edith Bowman is coming to Balado for this year’s T in the Park. But she’s not bringing her wellies, right?
Q&A: Marcus Brigstocke of Spamalot14 May 2010
BBC regular Marcus Brigstocke has stepped out of his usually grumpy geography teacher garb to play armour-clad Arthur in the touring production of Spamalot. Here, he talks God, Todd (Carthy) and Rod (Liddle)...
Q&A: Katy Brand29 Apr 2010
A former theology student at Oxford, Katy Brand is now a queen of the comedy world, having scooped a captive audience through her ITV2 Big Ass Show. Here, she remembers watching My Girl and squeaking at Jay-Z...