Literary Festival 2017 podcasts
Listen to the podcasts we produced each day of the Dundee Literary Festival 2017.
Literary Dundee manager Peggy Hughes presents a preview of this year’s Dundee Literary Festival and talks to the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee, Matthew Jarron, Golnar Nabizadeh, Lecturer in Comics Studies and Erin Farlie, a PhD student at the University of Strathclyde.
In our second episode, we cover giants, harmonicas, truth, fiction, nasty women and a whole lot more. We find out all about Tall Tales and Jonathan Swift with Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Dundee, Dr Daniel Cook, and discover why Memoir is the New Black with Josephine Jules Andrews. Author Zoe Venditozzi lets us know which of this year’s authors she will be interviewing. And we also feature the magnificent Cliff Inglis and find out which instrument chose him and what he will be getting up to at our Sunday Morning event at 11am in the Bonar Hall.
On today’s podcast we feature a special preview of our Jute, Jam and Jackie event with Shona Main and Gayle Anderson. We also chat to recent MLitt students Poppy Jarratt and Conner McAleese, who performed at our Livewire showcase on Wednesday, and discuss our Beyond the Binary event with Leonie Gasson and Lyndsay Muir.
Singer, musician and choir director Debra Salem discusses music, choirs and the importance of finding your own voice in today’s episode. We also feature author and publisher Alan Windram and memoirists Anne Pia and Brian Johnstone.
We’ve a bumper edition today including an interview with James Robertson about the book he launched at #DundeeLitFest last night, Michael Marra: Arrest This Moment. We are joined by Chris Fleet of National Library of Scotland who discusses the past and future of maps and we look ahead to our football and poetry event this Sunday with poet Andy Jackson. We also speak to Maureen Phillip from PAMIS about our sensory storytelling session yesterday and find out about the history of emotions with Rachel Hewitt.
On today’s episode we talk to Man Booker Prize shortlisted author Graeme Macrae Burnet about his new novel The Accident on the A35. Great friend of the Dundee Literary Festival Zoe Venditozzi talks to Helen McClory, Gillian Best and Ever Dundas about their debut novel experience. And, last but certainly not least, we talk to four of the fabulous Nasty Women – Jen McGregor, Alice Tarbuck, Becca Inglis and Christina Neuwirth.
On our final episode we talk to Helen Sedgwick and Kaite Welsh about their new novels, chat to Nan Shepherd’s literary executor Erlend Clouston about the events he’s been running about her, uncover some of the mysteries of the essay with Chris Arthur and hear some more about our football memories event with Michael White, Jim Macintosh and Marjorie Lotfi Gill. And a little treat for our final episode – Anna MacDonald and Cliff Inglis share some music and a poem.