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
Catherine Simpson, writer
Season 1, Ep. 45
Catherine Simpson is a novelist, a journalist, a poet and short story writer who is based in Edinburgh. Catherine’s debut novel, Truestory, was published by Sandstone Press in 2015, and tells the blackly comic tale of Alice who is struggling to raise her son on the isolated farm he refuses to leave. Her son, Sam, as Asperger’s and an inner world hidden from his parents. The novel was inspired by Catherine’s experiences raising her daughter, Nina, who is autistic, and Catherine and Nina have campaigned and continue to campaign for increased acceptance of autism.And in February 2019, Catherine’s memoir, When I Had A Little Sister, was published by 4th Estate. It is a story of grief, bereavement and mental illness precipitated by the death of Catherine’s younger sister, Tricia, who took her own life at the age of 46 in 2013.
Laura Marney, writer
Season 1, Ep. 44
Laura Marney is a writer who has published five novels as well as numerous short stories and plays. A graduate of the University of Glasgow’s prestigious Masters course in creative writing – a course she subsequently taught on for many years – Laura’s not only written five novels, but if there were any prizes being given out for great titles, she would win them! Who wouldn’t want to read No Wonder I Take A Drink, Nobody Loves A Ginger Baby or Only Strange People Go To Church.
Teddy Jamieson, journalist
Season 1, Ep. 43
Teddy Jamieson is a highly-regarded journalist with The Herald newspaper based in Glasgow and is a senior features writer. He is also the author of an excellent memoir, Whose Side Are You On: Sport, The Troubles and Me, which tells the story of him growing up in Northern Ireland, and the role and importance that sport played during The Troubles.
Linda Jackson, writer, singer, publisher
Season 1, Ep. 42
Linda Jackson is a writer, singer, publisher and creative writing tutor. She has published short stories and poetry, while most recently she published a memoir, The Siren Awakes.She is also the owner/editor of Seahorse Publications, a publisher offering opportunity to new and established writers born in Scotland or resident her, while she is also a creative writing tutor, having gained a PHD in Literature and Philosophy from Linda also has five albums of music to her name, and has performed throughout the world. And you can check out her latest song, Sirens, which is from her new album, on Soundcloud. Just check for Linda Jaxson.
Graham Hunter, European football journalist
Season 1, Ep. 41
Graham Hunter is a journalist, broadcaster, podcaster and author who has worked with a whole host of top newspapers, magazine and TV channels as well as two of football’s governing bodies – FIFA and UEFA. His expertise on football and, in particular Spanish football, is much sought after, while that expertise is matched by an infectious love for the beautiful game.He is the author of two superb books – ‘Barca: the making of the greatest team in the world’, which was later turned into an acclaimed film, Take The Ball, Pass The Ball, and ‘Spain: the inside story of La Roja’s historic treble’. Graham also hosts the hugely successful Big Interview podcast, talking to all the big names in football.
Nicola Smith, books columnist
Season 1, Ep. 40
Nicola Smith is a commercial journalist working for Reach plc, and writing across a number of different platforms, both in print media and online, including Glasgow live. She is also a books columnist and writes a weekly book page for the Daily Record newspaper.
Tammye Huf, writer
Season 1, Ep. 39
Tammye Huf is a writer originally from the United States, but who has spent the past twenty-five years living in the UK and Germany. She has worked variously as a teacher, a copywriter and a translator, while she has had numerous short stories published in literary magazines. In 2018, she was third-placed winner in the London Magazine Short Story Prize.Tammye has also written her debut novel, 'A More Perfect Union', which will be published by Myriad Editions in October 2020. It tells the story of Henry, who escapes the Famine in Ireland in the mid-19th century and sails to America. He meets Sarah, a slave woman torn from her family, and the novel is an exploration of identity, sacrifice, belonging, race and love. 'A More Perfect Union' is also inspired by the true story of Tammye's great-great grandparents.