Interview with Alan Pickering

An interview with Alan Pickering, former government pensions advisor, and the subject of 'Look Where You're Going' by Paddy Briggs.

VE Day Volunteer Interviews

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day), we set up a telephone interview with two of our Calibre volunteers to talk about their experiences with the war, and how they celebrated this special day.

Lynne Reid Banks Interview

Lynne Reid Banks is a prolific author of both children and adult novels, having written some forty-five books to date. From The L-Shaped Room (which was later turned into a movie) to Harry the Poisonous Centipede, Banks has turned her hand to a diverse range of subjects. In this interview, Emma talks to Lynne about acting, living on a kibbutz, losing the ability to read, and being the first female reporter on British TV!

Stephen Booth Interview

A journalist for over 25 years, Stephen Booth always wanted to be a writer and wrote his first novel at 12. Shortlisted for the Gold Dagger and winner of two Barry Awards, the Cooper & Fry series has been published in 16 languages. Here, Stephen talks to Emma Scott about discovering characters as he writes, the Peak District, breeding goats and being caught out on inconsistencies.

Paul Burston Interview

Paul is curator and host of award-winning LGBT+ literary salon Polari at the Southbank Centre and founder of The Polari First Book Prize for debut writers and The Polari Prize for established writers. In 2016, he featured in the British Council’s Global List of ‘33 visionary people promoting freedom, equality and LGBT rights around the world.’ His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Sunday Times and other publications. He has also written and presented documentaries for Channel 4 and often contributes to TV and radio. He is the author of six novels and editor of two short story collections and his debut novel Shameless (2001) was shortlisted for the State of Britain Award.

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