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Joined each episode by special guests, British Asian authors, Vaseem Khan and Abir Mukherjee take a wry look at the world of books, writing, and the creative arts, tackling everything from bestsellers to pop culture and Big Fat Asian Weddings. Insightful, funny, packed with stellar interviews – Dean Koontz, Val McDermid, Ann Cleeves, Mike Gayle, to name a few – and the odd dose of cross-cultural confusion, they dare to explore the parts other podcasts cannot reach. Find out more: www.redhotchil… Continue Reading >>
Joined each episode by special guests, British Asian authors, Vaseem Khan and Abir Mukherjee take a wry look at the world of books, writing, and the creative arts, tackling everything from bestsellers to pop culture and Big Fat Asian Weddings. Insightful, funny, packed with stellar interviews – Dean Koontz, Val McDermid, Ann Cleeves, Mike Gayle, to name a few – and the odd dose of cross-cultural confusion, they dare to explore the parts other podcasts cannot reach. Find out more: www.redhotchilliwriters.com << Show Less
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Episode 78 - Luca Veste, Victoria Selman, the meaning of Scouse, and plagiarising C.S. Lewis In this episode we chat to crime writers Luca Veste and Victoria Selman who tell us about their new crime thrillers, what Scouse actually means, and plagiarising C.S. Lewis at the age of 7...
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Episode 76 - David Fennell and serial killer thrillers, Jaipur Lit Fest and Borders Book Fest, and the man with no opposable thumbs In this episode we discuss serial killer thrillers with crime writer David Fennell, chat about the Jaipur Lit Fest and the Borders Book Fest, tackle the heatwave, and are rudely interrupted by a famous writer with no opposable thumbs...
Episode 75 - National Crime Reading Month, Sir Ian Rankin, Vanessa O'Loughlin/Sam Blake, the Platty Joobs and fun facts about the Queen In this episode we discuss National Crime Reading Month, talk to newly knighted British Book Awards Nibbie winner Sir Ian Rankin and bestselling Irish crime writer Vanessa O'Loughlin/Sam Blake, and chat about the Platty Joobs - the Platinum Jubilee - with some fun facts about the Queen
Episode 74 - Stephanie Merritt & S.J. Parris, Storm and Giordano Bruno, and the world's worst teachers In this episode, thriller writer Stephanie Merritt discusses her latest novel Storm, and her alter ego S.J. Parris talks us through the life of her historical crime series protagonist Giordano Bruno, philosopher and cosmologist. We also discuss the world's worst teachers.
Episode 73 - Lord Jeffrey Archer, the Domesday Book, and the village of Great Snoring In this episode we talk to literary titan and former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, Lord Jeffrey Archer, investigate quaint English village names, and discuss the Domesday Book.
Episode 72 - British Book Awards special with Val McDermid, Ian Rankin, Abigail Dean ... and Mahatma Gandhi In this episode we chat to 2022 British Book Awards Crime and Thriller book of the year nominees Val McDermid, Ian Rankin and Abigail Dean. We also discuss Gandhi's legendary spinning wheel.
Episode 71 - David Baldacci and Dream Town, orang-utan blues, and the slap heard around the world In this episode, we interview thriller-writing legend David Baldacci about his new novel Dream Town, discuss his writing journey and his fear of orang-utans, and debate the "Oscars slap"
Episode 70 - The British Book Awards shortlist, Janice Hallett and The Appeal, The Dying Day paperback, and epistolary novels In this episode we chat to British Book Awards Crime and Thriller category shortlisted Janice Hallett about The Appeal, discuss epistolary novels from Adrian Mole to Dangerous Liaisons, and Vaseem's latest paperback, The Dying Day
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