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  • Steve Cole Interview: Cows, Dinosaurs and Doctor Who

    Chris Newton interviews Steve Cole about his books and involvement with Dr Who

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  • Oisin McGann Interview: Strangled Silence

    Oisin McGann was our guest on the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour in March 2009, and he was kind enough to give us even more of his time, sitting down to chat with Scottish Book Trust's Chris Newton. Listen now to hear the Irish writer's thoughts about the tour, his new book Strangled...

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  • Ninive Calegari Interview: Creative Sparks

    Ninive Calegari is one of the co-founders of 826 Valencia, a San Francisco based non-profit organisation set up to support students aged 6 to 18 with writing, and to help teachers get their pupils excited about writing. Having seen huge growth in the organisation since its inception in 2002, Ninive...

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  • Michael Rosen Interview: Creative Sparks

    Michael Rosen needs no introduction, having been a key figure in children's literature in Britain for over 30 years. He is the current Children's Laureate and was one of the Keynote Speakers at the Scottish Book Trust Creative Sparks Conference, where his theme was 'igniting the desire to read'...

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  • James Jauncey Interview: The Reckoning

    James Jauncey proves himself equal to question-master Chris, as they discuss the author's latest book The Reckoning , as well as his previous, Royal Mail Award-nominated thriller The Witness . James is a fantastic interviewee, offering lots of great insights on his creative process, as well as...

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  • Sharon Tregenza Interview: Tarantula Tide

    Chris Newton interviews Kelpies Prize-winning author Sharon Tregenza at Edinburgh Zoo (listen closely and you can hear the penguins in the background!). Sharon talks about the ideas behind her debut novel Tarantula Tide , which is all about animal-smuggling, hence the Zoo setting, as well as...

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