Read All About It
Jane Smiley, writer
Season 2, Ep. 9
Jane Smiley is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, whose latest book, The Strays of Paris, was published in the UK in February 2021. She has published 15 novels, two short story collections, five non-fiction books and eight young adult books.Her first novel, Barn Blind, came out in 1980, while A Thousand Acres won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. And prior to the release of The Strays of Paris, she wrote the highly-acclaimed Last 100 Years trilogy - Good Luck, Early Warning and Golden Age.Jane is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and has also received the PEN Centre USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature.
Extra! Extra! Read All About It Episode 2
Season 2, Ep. 8
The second of a new bonus series of podcasts called Extra! Extra! Read All About It, where Paul Cuddihy and Chris Dolan 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 is out on the last day of every month.
Douglas Skelton, writer
Season 2, Ep. 7
Douglas Skelton is a writer who has published 12 non-fiction books and nine crime thrillers, with number 10 due in August 2021. His first thriller, Blood City, was published in 2013, the first in a quartet of novels set in Glasgow. And Douglas has twice been longlisted for the prestigious McIlvanney Prize for Crime Fiction. As well as being a writer, Douglas is also a performer and takes part in comedy shows alongside other crime writers. He is also one quarter of Four Blokes in Search of a Plot – a show where they invite members of the public to give them a murder weapon and a protagonist, and they then take it in turns to create a crime story while also answering questions about the craft of crime writing. Douglas also has a one-man show, You The Jury, which invites audiences to deliver verdicts on real life, but heavily disguised cases from around the world.
Tara Fitzpatrick, journalist
Season 2, Ep. 6
Tara Fitzpatrick is a reporter with the Daily Record, covering a range of areas including live news, crime, features, and human interest, mostly working with digital and social media, although she also write for print. She is also an arts writer and reviewer, and has previously covered the Edinburgh Fringe festival and theatre and live music across Glasgow. She studied English and Theatre at Glasgow University and Multimedia Journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Stuart Braithwaite, musician
Season 2, Ep. 5
Stuart Braithwaite is a musician and songwriter, who is the guitarist and vocalist with top Scottish band, Mogwai. The band, who were formed back in 1995, release their 10th studio album, As The Love Continues, on February 19, 2021, while a live performance of the album will be streamed online on Saturday, February 13.
Aidan McQuade, novelist & anti-slavery campaigner
Season 2, Ep. 4
Aidan McQuade is an anti-slavery and human rights consultant who hails from South Armagh in Ireland. From 2006 until 2017, he was director of the non-governmental organisation, Anti-Slavery International, the world’s oldest human rights organisation. Prior to that, for 13 years he worked in humanitarian response, development and human rights. Aidan is also a patron of the Dalit Solidarity Network UK and an ambassador for the international Dalit Solidarity Network.He published his first novel, The Undiscovered Country, in 2020 with Unbound Books following a successful crowd-funding project, while Aidan can also boast of being the first Mastermind champion to appear on the Read All About It podcast, having won the competition in 2013.
Extra! Extra! Read All About It Episode 1
Season 2, Ep. 3
The first of a new bonus series of podcasts called Extra! Extra! Read All About It, where Paul Cuddihy and Chris Dolan 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 will be out on the last day of every month.
Stuart Cosgrove, writer & broadcaster
Season 2, Ep. 2
Stuart Cosgrove is a writer and broadcaster, who used to work for the NME and The Face back in the 1980s. He was also an executive at Channel 4, where he was controller of Arts and Entertainment, and then Head of Programmes at the channel.He co-hosts the popular and long-running BBC Radio Scotland show, Off The Ball, with Tam Cowan, and his great sporting love is his hometown football team, St Johnstone.Stuart is also the author of the Soul Trilogy – a series of books on soul music and social change. They are – Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul; Memphis 68: The Tragedy of Southern Soul; Harlem 69: The Future Of Soul, and his latest book, Cassius X, was published in September 2020 by Polygon.
Coming Soon: Season 2
Season 2, Ep. 1
The Read All About It podcast is returning for a new season, and guests from the worlds of literature, music, entertainment, theatre, sports and politics talk about their favourite (and not so favourite) books.Every week on the podcast, each guest answer the same five questions while also chatting about their own life, career and how important books are to them.The five questions are:1. Favourite book from childhood.2. Favourite book from teenage/university (formative) years.3. A book you would recommend to anyone.4. A book you couldn’t be paid to read again.5. The last book you read or are currently reading,This trailer is a taste of what's to come in season 2 of the Read All About It podcast series.