Read All About It
Extra! Extra! Read All About It Funny Books Special
Season 1, Ep. 32
It the latest Extra podcast episode, Paul Cuddihy and Chris Dolan chat about some of their favourite funny books.
Danny Rhodes, writer
Season 2, Ep. 37
Danny Rhodes is a writer who has been shortlisted for the prestigious BBC National Short Story Award 2021 for his short story, Toadstone. The winner will be announced on October 19th.His debut novel Asboville was published in 2006 and was selected as a Waterstone's Booksellers Paperback of the Year, while it has also been adapted for BBC Films. His next novel, Soldier Boy, was published in 2009, while his third novel, Fan, came out in 2014. It is grounded in Danny's experiences as a Nottingham Forest fan at the Hillsborough Disaster on April 15th, 1989. He has just finished a prequel to that novel, called Kid.
Tom Palmer, children's author
Season 2, Ep. 36
Tom Palmer is a children's author who writes historical and sports fiction books, and to date he has written 53 books for children. His latest novel, Arctic Circle, is rooted in the real life story of the Arctic convoys during the Second World War, and it was longlisted for the Dudley Children's Book 2021 Award. He has also written books on subjects such as the trenches of the First World War, as well as novels set further back in history, while his many sports books include the Roy of the Rovers series of novels, the latest of which, Sudden Death, is published in September 2021.
Vanessa Onwuemezi, writer
Season 2, Ep. 35
Vanessa Onwuemeziis a writer and poet based in London. She completed an MA in creative writing at the University of Birkbeck in 2018 while her story, Heart of Things, won the White Review Short Story Prize. Her work has also appeared in Prototype Magazine, Freeze and The Literary Consultancy.Her debut collection of short stories, Dark Neighbourhood, is published in October 2021 by Fitzcarraldo Editions.