The Reading Room Podcast: ROOM 22

On this programme we talk to Radio Head author John Osborne about poetry and his new one man show John Peel’s Shed, Niki Valentine (The Haunted) provides our short story, we have flash fiction from Abigail Tarttelin (Flick) and crime author Elly Griffiths (A Room Full of Bones) adds her choice to our list of…

The Reading Room Podcast: ROOM 20

This month, The Reading Room Book Group take a look at stand-up comedian Stewart Lee’s new mini-book, The ‘If You Prefer a Milder Comedian Please Ask For One’ EP, bestselling action thriller writer Matthew Reilly discusses killing off well loved characters and transferring his high-octane books to the screen, we have poetry from Andrew Goulding,…

The Reading Room: Book Connections

In another of our short videos, The Reading Room’s presenter Paul Tyler ruminates on the connected influence two books have had on his life: The Gobbler by Adrian Edmondson and Memoirs of a Fruitcake by Chris Evans. Remember – our next LIVE show is on Sunday 5th February at 10am on Siren 107.3FM or online…

The Reading Room Podcast: ROOM 17

On ROOM 17 the Reading Room Book Group review Haruki Marakami’s epic international bestseller 1Q84: Books 1 & 2 – is the world about to change? We also talk to poet Hannah Jane Walker about what it means to say “sorry”, we have poetry from Paul Eteng, and film critic Mark Kermode gives us his…