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On December’s show The Reading Room Book Group will be reviewing 1Q84: Books 1 and 2 – the blockbuster international bestseller from Haruki Murakami.  Don’t forget to tune in at 10am on Sunday 4th December on Sirenonline.co.uk. The podcast version will be available from Tuesday 6th December. In the meantime, here’s a quick video preview…

On our second programme for November we speak to performance poet, comedian and musician John Hegley, historian Tracy Borman talks about her new book on William the Conquerer’s wife, Matilda: Queen of the Conquerer, we have poetry from Elaine Kazimierczuk, writer and comedian Tony Hawks gives us his nomination for 101 Books to Read Before […]

On the first of our new twice-monthly podcasts The Reading Room Book Group discuss The Bees, Carole Ann Duffy’s first collection of poetry since becoming Poet Laureate. We also talk to travel writer Peter Kerr (Snowball Oranges) about his move towards writing fiction, our Remembrance-Sunday themed short story comes from Jim Gotts, and actress and […]

This month on The Reading Room we talk to performance poet, comedian and musician John Hegley, travel writer Peter Kerr tells us about his move into writing fiction, historian Tracy Borman talks about her new book on William the Conquerer’s wife, Matilda: Queen of the Conquerer, and The Reading Room Book Group discuss The Bees, […]

In our first ever video blog, The Reading Room’s Paul Tyler talks about his reluctance to embrace poetry ahead of our review of Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy’s The Bees in November’s show… Don’t forget to tune in on Sunday 6th November 10am-12noon, repeated Tuesday 8th November 7pm-9pm on Siren 107.3FM or right here on […]

This month we talk to BBC film critic Mark Kermode about his latest book The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex, comedian, musician and writer Tony Hawks tells us about the trials of turning his bestseller Round Ireland with a Fridge into a film, Science Fantasy author Marie Harbon talks about her book Seven Point […]

On this month’s packed programme we talk to BBC film critic Mark Kermode about his latest book The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex, comedian, musician and writer Tony Hawks tells us about the trials of turning his bestseller Round Ireland with a Fridge into a film, Science Fantasy author Marie Harbon talks about her […]

This month the Reading Room Book Group take an outing to the cinema to watch the film adaptation of One Day by David Nicholls, starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. Will Hollywood ruin one of our favourite books – or bring a whole new audience to it?  We’ll also be talking to actress and writer Abigail […]

In September’s programme the Reading Room Book Group take an outing to the cinema to watch the film adaptation of one of our favourite books, One Day by David Nicholls, starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. Will Hollywood ruin it – or bring a whole new audience to it? We’ll also be talking to actress […]

On September’s podcast we talk to historical fiction author Karen Maitland about how and where she finds her inspiration, poet John Welsh tells us about his third book Manic Reflections and how being bipolar affects his creativity, author Claire Kinton talks about the writing process of her first novel Dead Game which was inspired by […]