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Professor Willy Maley, academic & writer
Season 1, Ep. 6
Willy Maley is a Glasgow academic and writer. He is currently Professor of English Literature at the University of Glasgow, where he has worked since 1994.
His writing is not confined to academic work, however. He is also a playwright, poet and journalist. He founded the Creative Writing postgraduate programme at the University of Glasgow with Philip Hobsbaum in 1995, and to paraphrase the words of a song celebrating his famous football namesake, the legendary Celtic manager, Willy Maley has brought some great names to the literary game.
Emma Grae, writer
Season 2, Ep. 38
Emma Grae is an author and journalist, originally from Glasgow, who now lives and works in London. Emma has been writing in Scots since she was a student at the University of Strathclyde, and her debut novel, Be guid tae yer Mammy, was published in August 2021 by Unbound Books, the world’s first crowdfunding publisher.Emma has also published fiction and poetry in the UK and Ireland, while her journalism has appeared in numerous publications.You can order Emma's novel, Be guid tae yer Mammy, at https://unbound.com/books/be-guid-tae-yer-mammy/
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.