The Reading Room Podcast: ROOM 16

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…

The Reading Room Podcast: ROOM 15

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…