Read All About It
Craig Russell, writer
Season 2, Ep. 26
Craig Russell is an award-winning and best-selling author, whose novels have been published in 25 languages around the world.His Jan Fabel series is set in Hamburg, Germany, and the seven novels to date have been phenomenally successful. The most recent of those, The Ghosts of Altona, won the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Fiction in 2015, while five of the novels have been made into films by ARD, the German national broadcaster.His Lennox series of novels are set in 1950s Glasgow, featuring private investigator Lennox. The series has been optioned for TV.Craig has also written to stand-alone novels - The Devil Aspect and, most recently, Hyde, which has just been published in April 2021.
Karen Heenan-Davies, book blogger
Season 2, Ep. 25
Karen Heenan-Davies is a book blogger based in Wales. She began her book blog, BookerTalk: Adventures in Reading, just over eight years ago, with her motivation to read of the Booker Prize-winning novels, going all the way back to the first winner in 1969. It's a project that she finally completed last year.The blog has continued to go from strength to strength and expand beyond the Booker Prize winners to become a journal of Karen's reading, as well as a platform to promote writers and publishers in Wales
Gavin Bell, travel writer
Season 2, Ep. 24
Gavin Bell is an award-winning travel writer, whose wanderings from Antarctica to Zanzibar have failed to diminish his passion for football, and Motherwell FC in particular.Gavin previously worked as a features writer with The Herald newspaper, while he was also a foreign correspondent of Reuters and The Times. He has written two travel books - Somewhere Over The Rainbow: Travels in South Africa, and In Search of Tusitala: Travels in the Pacific after Robert Louis Stevenson - while in 2020 he published Because It's Saturday: A Journey into Football's Heartlands, that examines the professional grassroots of football.
Gordon Brown - aka Morgan Cry, writer
Season 2, Ep. 23
Gordon Brown (aka Morgan Cry) is the author of eight frim thriller books, along with a novella and a number of short stories. His novels are set in Spain, Scotland and the United States, with his latest Morgan Cry novel, Thirty One Bones, being set in Spain. The sequel, Six Wounds, is due for release next year.Gordon also helped found Bloody Scotland - Scotland's international crime-writing festival.
Gordon McGhie, Book Blogger
Season 2, Ep. 22
Gordon McGhie is a book blogger, whose popular blog, Grab This Book, has been going now for eight years, and it is a vehicle for his lifelong passion for reading. A graduate of Stirling University, Gordon works as an independent contractor in financial services, in between reading books and blogging about them.You can check out Gordon's blog, Grab This Book, at www.grabthisbook.net
Elizabeth Macneal, writer
Season 2, Ep. 21
Elizabeth Macneal is a writer and potter who was born in Scotland but now lives in London. In 2017 she completed the Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia, where she was awarded the Malcolm Bradbury Scholarship.She is the author of the Sunday Times best-selling novel, The Doll Factory, which won the Caledonia Novel Award in 2018, and her new novel, Circus of Wonders, is published in May 2021.
Elisa Lorello, writer
Season 2, Ep. 20
Elisa Lorello is a best-selling author who grew up in Long Island but is now based in Montana. She has written 13 books - mostly novels, although she's also written a memoir, Friends of Mine: 30 Years of Life as a Duran Duran fan, and The Writer's Habit, which puts her knowledge and experience of being a writer into a book.Her first novel, Faking It, was published in 2008, which was also the first in a series, which she has also written a number of stand-alone novels.
Extra! Extra! Read All About It Episode 4
Season 2, Ep. 19
The fourth bonus episode of Extra! Extra! Read All About It, with writer Catriona Child joining Paul Cuddihy to talk all things books – what they’ve been reading and what they’re planning to read… the latest news from the world of books… some other podcast recommendations, and a look at what’s coming up on the main Read All About It podcast.Extra! Extra! Read All About It comes out on the last day of every month.
Sarah McMullan, journalist and presenter, STV News
Season 2, Ep. 18
Sarah McMullan is a journalist and presenter with STV News, and presents the morning and lunchtime bulletins every day. She graduated from Strathclyde University with an English Literature degree, and went on to live and teach English as a foreign language in Vietnam. While living there, she applied for the MA Multimedia Journalism course at Glasgow Caledonian University, with the interview starting on the back of a motorbike because she got struck in traffic.