Asia MacKay, the author of Killing It & The Nursery, featuring British state assassin & new mum Lex Tyler juggling her home & secret life, tells presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan how she guards & crosses the fictional & family boundaries in her writing life. And author Brian McGilloway talks about the role of the Irish border in his life & fiction, & the impact of Brexit on the development of his two series set either side of the border featuring Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin in Donegal & PSNI Detective Sergeant Lucy Black in Derry. Brian also talks about the influence of his home and school teaching life on his writing. His latest book The Last Crossing is out soon. We also dip into Diarmaid Ferriter’s history book, The Border, The Legacy of a Century of Anglo-Irish Politics.
We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from Paul Waters and Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers, poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches, scripts, fiction and non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com - which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word. We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is email@example.com - and yes, we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear from you - your thoughts, ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books.