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After a tense wait, the results of the European Podcast Awards have finally been announced – and we’re proud to say we came second in the UK Professional category, beating podcasts from BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, Melvyn Bragg’s In Our Time and The Guardian. We were only pipped to the post by the hugely […]

Can’t tell you much at the moment but watch out for some excellent news from The Reading Room team – they’re now BIG in Europe – it’s official!

This month The Reading Room Book Group are reviewing Pantheon by Sam Bourne… We also talk to Radio Head author John Osborne about poetry and his new one man show John Peel’s Shed, Booker prize nominated author Jon McGregor tells is about his new collection of short stories This Isn’t the Sort of Thing That […]

Yes, we know the last one was labelled as ROOM 20 – but this time it really is ROOM 20!  In this programme, performance poet Luke Wright talks about his work and the trials of curating the poetry arena at the Latitude Festival, and we have a preview of his new spoken word album We’re […]

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, […]

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.Performance poet Luke Wright talks about his work and the trials of curating the poetry arena at the Latitude Festival, bestselling action thriller writer Matthew Reilly discusses […]

In this short video podcast, Paul takes to the stage of the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre to try out his stand-up skills and look ahead to this month’s Reading Room Book Group where we’ll be talking about Stewart Lee’s The ‘If You Prefer a Milder Comedian Please Ask For One’ EP. Don’t forget to tune […]

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 […]

On ROOM 18 we talk to author Niki Valentine about her psychological horror The Haunted, we look back to some of our favourite books of the last year and Gill Hart gives us a sneak peek at some of the titles to look forward to in 2012 (click here for more on this…). Our atmospheric […]

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 […]