Lisa Williamson

Lisa Williamson spent most of her childhood drawing, daydreaming and making up stories in her head (but never getting round to writing them down). After university, Lisa adopted a stage name and spent…

6th May 2021 • Interviewed by Bella • Duration: 26:27

 

Claudia Winkleman

Journalist Claudia Winkleman is one of the nation’s best loved broadcasters, co-host of Strictly Come Dancing and now Celebrity Best Home Cook for BBC1; easing us into the weekend with her Saturday mo…

1st April 2021 • Interviewed by Clémentine • Duration: 25:05

 

Dana Mills

Dana Mills is a political theorist, lecturer, activist, dancer and author whose books include a biography of Rosa Luxemburg, a thesis on dance and politics and a new study on dance and activism. A vor…

5th March 2021 • Interviewed by Will • Duration: 42:55

 

Linda Sargent

Linda Sargent grew up in Kent, went to the University of Sussex (fashionably late) to study Economic History – at least, that was the official line, but as usual spent a lot of time reading fiction. S…

5th March 2021 • Interviewed by Bella • Duration: 30:43

 

Rosie Goldsmith

Rosie Goldsmith is an award-winning journalist specialising in arts and foreign affairs. In twenty years at the BBC, she travelled the world, presented several flagship programmes, such as Crossing Co…

5th February 2021 • Interviewed by Clémentine • Duration: 38:17

 

Miriam Halahmy

Miriam was a teacher for 25 years, and, having worked with refugees and asylum seekers in schools, her writing engages with historical and contemporary issues that affect children across time – most n…

5th February 2021 • Interviewed by Will • Duration: 26:05

 

Simon Mason

Simon Mason was born in Sheffield in 1962. He was educated at local schools and studied English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. He is the author of three novels of black comedy for adults, The Great En…

8th January 2021 • Interviewed by Bella • Duration: 36:14

 

Jenny Downham

Jenny Downham trained as an actor and worked in alternative theatre before starting to write.  Her debut novel, Before I Die, sold in 35 languages, won several national and international awards and wa…

4th December 2020 • Interviewed by Bella • Duration: 29:12

 

Priya Basil

Priya Basil was born in London, raised in Kenya and now lives in Berlin.  As well as being a journalist and essayist (The Guardian, Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Lettre Internationale), a…

4th December 2020 • Interviewed by Clémentine • Duration: 36:41

 

Dan Freedman

Dan Freedman is best known for his hugely popular series of Jamie Johnson football novels. The books have been adapted for TV by the BBC, and the drama series has become the most downloaded children’s…

5th November 2020 • Interviewed by Bella • Duration: 26:47

 

Margaret Wallace-Jones

Margaret Wallace-Jones grew up in Cheshire, in a village with a well stocked library (there even were copies of Spare Rib magazine in the back room). She studied English literature at Royal Holloway a…

5th November 2020 • Interviewed by Clémentine • Duration: 30:44

 

Candy Gourlay

Candy Gourlay was born in the Philippines, grew up under a dictatorship and met her husband during a revolution. Growing up, she wondered why books only featured pink-skinned children who lived in wor…

28th September 2020 • Interviewed by Bella • Duration: 35:57

 

Tor Freeman

Tor was born and educated in London, lived for a while in California and graduated from Kingston University with a BA in Illustration. She has been working as a freelance illustrator, author and comic…

17th September 2020 • Interviewed by Clémentine • Duration: 22:15

 

Dana Sediq

I met Dana Sediq on a trip to Lesbos in January 2019. Dana Sediq, from Iranian Kurdistan, arrived in Lesbos in early 2017 to seek political asylum. Soon after, he started to volunteer at the One Happy…

17th September 2020 • Interviewed by Clémentine • Duration: 17:41

 

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