This week, Kate chats to author Ayisha Malik, author of Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged and The Other Half of Happiness, about her novels, characters, inspirations, and what she’s writing …
Happy New Year from Rob and Kate, and welcome to 2017! Recorded on December 31 2016, we look back over the strange twelve months that made up 2016 and pick our …
Kate and special guests Simon, Gav and Darran are still on their quest to conquer Action Castle, guided by Rob (pardon me, the C64), with some bookish recommendation and occasional silliness along …
Rob and Kate are joined by special guests and occasional cohosts Simon, Gav and Darran for a Christmas Day adventure game, some slightly bawdy banter and, as always, some bookish …
This week, we have some of your feedback on comfort reads, and Kate and Rob head to the cinema to see Fantastic Beasts and A Monster Calls.
This month, Kate and Darran recommend great YA books by BAME authors, and chat about the politics behind why it’s important. It’s a bit of a political episode, as it goes, given recent events around the tragic deaths of Alton Sterling, Philandro Castile and the following protests in the US, and the rise in incidents of racist abuse in the UK following the EU referendum. We wanted to use the platform we have to champion BAME authors, and some books which have BAME characters as part of a realistic diverse cast. If you click ‘read more’, you can listen, click through to buy any of the books we mention, and there are some other positive actions you can take too. (more…)
This week, it’s the relaunch of the new-look AWW YA, and Kate is joined by a new cohost, Darran Stobbart! This episode is all about getting to know Darran, so Kate is asking him so questions on your behalf, as well as having a good chat about various things book- and YA-related. (more…)
Merry Christmas! We’re joined by Simon and Gav from Hear Read This! for our very festive episode. (more…)
This week, Rob and Kate look at our reading in 2015 so far, to ask if we have a healthy and balanced reading diet, as well as catching up with a listener email on TBRs and what we’ve been reading lately.
It’s the February episode of Adventures With Words Young Adult Edition, and this month Kate talks to Vanessa Curtis about her new novel The Earth Is Singing, telling the story of the Jews of Riga during World War Two. (more…)
The Art of Being Normal is Lisa Williamson’s debut novel. She chats to Kate at Waterstones Hampstead, just before her publication party, discussing what the book is about, her writing processes, the importance of diverse books for young people and what she’s writing next. (more…)
It’s the book everyone’s been talking about and now it’s a film! (more…)
We have a confession to make – it looks like we should have done a bit more research before setting ourselves the challenge of recording a podcast about Literary Scotland when on holiday on the shores of Loch Fyne, a hour away from Glasgow. Please accept our apologies for not putting out a podcast today but we hope the two bonus podcast last week – Rob’s new venture with his brother Rich, The Really Bad Film Podcast, and Kate’s interview with Tom Pollock on Adventures With Words Young Adult Edition – will go some way to making up for it. (more…)
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Kate and Rob choose some new (and old) books they are looking forward to reading. (more…)
It’s a Bank Holiday here in the UK and Rob and Kate are taking a one-week break from the podcast, but we’ll be back soon to discuss Part 1 of our Man Booker Longlist double bill – see you then!