Jo Caulfield presents the Christmas edition of her popular Speakeasy show. Featuring the usual tales, jokes and songs from guests such as Janey Godley, The Loud Poets, Callum Lykan, Jane Walker, Wayne Mazadza and Juliette Burton.
Jo Caulfield Presents the Speakeasy : December Edition
This edition of the Book Show comes from World Book Day in March 2001, at Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms. Featuring interviews with Ian Rankin, Lindsey Fraser of the Scottish Book Trust, and children’s author Julia Donaldson who wrote The Gruffalo, World …
The Book Show : World Book Day 2001
The Book Show presents a Christmas special with storyteller and poet David Campbell reading a festive tale, accompanied by Alexandra Salinasova on vocals.
The Book Show : David Campbell
Comedian Jo Caulfield introduces November’s edition of the Speakeasy, at the Scottish Story Telling Centre. Featuring stories, poetry and music from guests Keir McAllister, Agnes Torok, Siobhan Moyes, Ben Verth, Hazel Dubourdieu, Kris Haddow and The Magical Fruit Dance of …
Jo Caulfield Presents the Speakeasy : November Edition
American author Michael Connelly discusses his book The Gods of Guilt, a crime thriller about defence attorney Mickey Haller. Connelly decided to become an author after being introduced to the work of Raymond Chandler. Connelly studied journalism and creative writing …
Michael Connelly : The Gods of Guilt
Sara-Jane McGeachy interviews author Patrick McGrath about his new book ‘Constance’. McGrath is an English novelist and writes primarily in the gothic fiction genre. His works tend to explore subject matter such as mental illness, repressed homosexuality and adulterous relationships.
Patrick McGrath : Constance
Director of the Scottish Poetry Library Robyn Marsack in conversation with poet and translator W N Herbert at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2013. The clip features a reading of a poem from Herbert’s collection ‘Omnesia: Alternative Text’ (Bloodaxe Books).
W N Herbert : In Conversation
Claire Stewart introduces the mural at Bonnybridge Library by graffiti artist Rogue-one, as part of Book Week Scotland’s Mural project. As part of Book Week Scotland 2013, artists were commissioned to create five new artworks unveiled on a different library …
Claire Stewart : Bonnybridge Library Mural
Artist David Galletly introduces his mural for Castlemilk Library as part of a week long project for Book Week Scotland 2013 to celebrate reading, writing and the importance of public libraries. As part of Book Week Scotland 2013, artists were commissioned …
David Galletly : Castlemilk Library Mural
M Louise Kelly was born in Newcastle but now lives in Edinburgh and mainly writes for Young Adults and children. She gave up a permanent position lecturing in psychology and linguistics to dedicate more time to her writing. She has …
Louise Kelly : Back Somersault With Two and Half Twists
Mark Harding interviews novelist Andrew Crumey about his new book, The Secret Knowledge. Crumey (pronounced “Croomy”) has a PhD in theoretical physics and is former literary editor of Scotland on Sunday. His novels combine history, philosophy, science and humour, and …
Andrew Crumey : The Secret Knowledge
Author Pippa Goldschmidt talks about the Brave New Words event held at Inspace, discussing the link between narrative and science, featuring panellists Ken MacLeod, Barbara Melville and Mhairi Stewart. EuroStemCell will share the fruits of their recent non-fiction writing competition …
Pippa Goldschmidt : Brave New Words
Standing in for Speakeasy regular host Jo Caulfield, Richard Melvin introduces the night of story, poetry, play and musical entertainment from the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh including mime artist Geoffrey Stevenson, writer Jennifer McGregor and musician Susanna Mulvihill.
Richard Melvin Presents the Speakeasy : October 2013
Arts Development Officer for Literature Donald Anderson, introduces Shetland’s Wordplay Festival, which has been running every year since 2001. Featuring writers, poets and speakers from as far as Canada, the festival offers guests a chance to meet with their favourite authors …
We talk to Irish author Colm Herron at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2013, about elements that appear in his work such as comedy, and his early writing as a child.
Colm Herron : In Conversation
Director of the Scottish Poetry Library Robyn Marsack talks to poet and translator Gökçenur Ç about his work, featuring a reading of his poem ‘You Are Far Away From Your Country I Am In’ Gökçenur Ç is the co-director of …