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
The 12 Days of Bookmas, Catriona Child
Season 1, Ep. 63
It's Day 1 of The 12 Days of Bookmas, a special festive podcast series from the Read All About It podcast, featuring the writer, Catriona Child.
Season 1, Ep. 62
A taste of what's in store from the Read All About It podcast throughout the month of December.
Hayley Reynolds, librarian
Season 1, Ep. 61
Hayley Reynolds works in public libraries with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries in Dublin, while also studying part-time for a Masters. She also hosts a podcast on recommended reading across all genres for the library called Need to Read (which can be found on DLR Libraries Soundcloud) and, pre-COVID, co-hosted a art-house film club in branch.
Neil Mackay, journalist & author
Season 1, Ep. 60
Neil Mackay is a multi-award winning investigative journalist, newspaper executive, non-fiction author, radio broadcaster, film-maker and novelist. He has won around two dozen national and international awards for his newspaper journalism, while his last film, an investigation into the rise of the far right in Europe and America, was nominated for a BAFTA. His book, The War on Truth, which investigated the roots of the invasion of Iraq, was published in the UK and USA. He has also written two novels – All the Little Guns Went Bang Bang Bang – set in Antrim, Nothern Ireland in the early 1980s – and The Wolf Trial, a historical epic set in 16th century Germany, and inspired by the true story of a man whose crimes were so great he was thought to be a werewolf.
Sarah Smith, writer
Season 1, Ep. 59
Sarah Smith is a writer who has lived in the West End of Glasgow since she came to the University of Glasgow to study English in the 1980s. She has had a wide range of jobs: student support officer at a university; co-ordinator of an advocacy project for disabled people; a tutor in community education; a family history researcher; and a tutor for school pupils sitting SQA exams.Sarah’swork, short stories and poetry,hasappearedinjournals and anthologies including,New Writing Scotland, Flashback Fiction, Gilded DirtandFrom Glasgow to Saturn.In 2018 she completed an MLitt (Distinction) in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgowandwent on to gaina Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awardin 2019.Sarah is on the brink of publishing ahistorical crime novel,Hear No Evil,whichis set in early nineteenth-century Glasgow and Edinburgh and is inspired by the real-life case of the firstDeaf person to be tried in a Scottish court.
Polly Clark, writer
Season 1, Ep. 58
Polly Clark is an award-winning novelist and poet who has published four collections of poetry and two novels. Her first novel, Larchfield, is based on the short period the poet WH Auden spent as a teacher in Helensburgh, and the novel garnered much praise from, among others, Richard Ford, Lous de Bernieres and Margaret Atwood.Her second novel, Tiger, was published in 2019, and tells the story of a dynasty of Siberian tigers and the people who live alongside them. It was shortlisted for the Saltire Scottish Fiction Book of the year Award, while the paperback edition is released in November 2020.
Jonathan Whitelaw, writer
Season 1, Ep. 57
Jonathan Whitelaw is an author, journalist and broadcaster. After working on the frontline of Scottish politics, he moved into journalism. Subjects he has covered have varied from breaking news, the arts, culture and sport to fashion, music and even radioactive waste - with everything in between. He's also a regular reviewer and talking head on shows for the BBC.HellCorp and The Man in the Dark, from Urbane Publications, are his second and third novels following his critically acclaimed debut, Morbid Relations.