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I’ve appeared as a guest on many popular broadcast arts programmes including Woman’s Hour, A Good Read,  Word of Mouth and most recently, and terrifyingly, University Challenge in December 2020.

Here are some recent broadcast and print discussions and  interviews you might be interested in:

In December 2019, I discussed my writing day as part of a BBC Radio 4 programme called Write Brummie .

In March 2018 I travelled to Nimes to speak about my work at the Maison des littératures and at the  Ecrans Britanniques film festival. You can listen to the interview with French radio station Radio Alliance here. 

BBC Radio 4 A Good Read –  actress Helen Baxendale and I  joined Harriett Gilbert to recommend favourite books. Our selection included a treatise on re-wilding Britain by George Monbiot (‘Feral’), a novel about the culture clash between two women from very different backgrounds, ‘The God of Chance’ by Kirsten Thorup, and an award-winning memoir, ‘The Three of Us’ by Julia Blackburn.

This was my second appearance on A Good Read. I have also appeared on the show with playwright David Edgar. We discussed The Warden by Anthony Trollope, Penguin Classics, The End of the Affair by Graham Greene, Vintage Classics and my choice,  The Treehouse by Naomi Wolf, Virago Press.  You can listen to our discussion here

BBC Radio 4 Word of Mouth April  – a panel discussion with Michael Rosen around the theme of Creating Characters

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BBC Writersroom blog post about the writing of my radio play, Blue-Eyed Boy

An  article about the writing of my first novel – and the one before it – in the Birmingham Post.

Interview on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.

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