Read All About It
People talking about their favourite (and not so favourite) books
A podcast celebrating the wonderful world of books. In every episode, writer and journalist, Paul Cuddihy, takes his guests on the literary journey of their lives. They will choose their favourite book from childhood; th
Season 1, Ep. 9
Thomas Quinn is an 18-year-old sixth-year school student, originally from Glasgow but now living in Qatar with his family. However, his love of Scotland means that he intends to return home to study at university, pursuing his interest in politics into higher education. Thomas has always been a voracious reader and you might be able to take a guess as to what some of the important books in his early childhood are.He is also the youngest guest on the Read All About It podcast to date…
Karen Jones, writer
Season 1, Ep. 8
Karen Jones is a prose writer from Glasgow with a preference for flash and short fiction. She is addicted to writing competitions and is a perennial long/short-lister. Her story, Small Mercies, was nominated for Best of the Net, the Pushcart Prize and is included in Best Small Fictions 2019. She also one of the editors for the Best British and Irish Flash Fiction for 2019-2020 – and says that ‘Mainly I’ll be looking for stories that make me stop and think and sigh and say, ‘Man, I wish I’d written that!’
Extra! Extra! Read All About It
Season 1, Ep. 7
The first Read All About It Extra episode, offering you literary sustenance until the next full Read All About It podcast. It includes book reviews, book news and even a special feature with my son entitled, 'What Andrew's not reading this week'. And if that's not enough, you can also hear Block City, the full song from which the podcast theme tune is taken from, including lyrics from Robert Louis Stevenson!
Professor Willy Maley, academic & writer
Season 1, Ep. 6
Willy Maley is a Glasgow academic and writer. He is currently Professor of English Literature at the University of Glasgow, where he has worked since 1994. His writing is not confined to academic work, however. He is also a playwright, poet and journalist. He founded the Creative Writing postgraduate programme at the University of Glasgow with Philip Hobsbaum in 1995, and to paraphrase the words of a song celebrating his famous football namesake, the legendary Celtic manager, Willy Maley has brought some great names to the literary game.
Dani Garavelli, journalist
Season 1, Ep. 5
Dani Garavelli is an award-winning journalist and Scotland on Sunday columnist, the most recent of her awards coming in December at the Write To End Violence Against Women Awards, for the best opinion & and comment piece of 2019. Dani’s Twitter profile also declares her to be a gin drinker, a night owl and book lover, and in agreeing to take part in the Read All About it podcast, she told me that ‘books are one of the few things I am happy to talk about – shutting me up is probably the most difficult part!’
Hugh MacDonald, sportswriter
Season 1, Ep. 4
Hugh MacDonald is a man of many journalistic talents, forging his reputation over many years at The Herald newspaper. He has been their chief sub-editor, literary editor and then deputy sports editor. He is now a freelance journalist and commentator, and remains one of Scotland's best sportswriters.
Karen Campbell, writer
Season 1, Ep. 3
Award-winning writer, Karen Campbell, has published seven novels, most recently The Sound of The Hours, which came out in July 2019. In this episode of the Read All About It podcast, Karen previously worked as a police-officer with Strathclyde Police, followed by a role as a media officer with Glasgow City Council before embarking on an impressive and successful career as a writer.