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The Brum Radio Book Club - Every second Wednesday, 11am, hosted by Blake Woodham and Mike Gayle.

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The Brum Radio Book Club - Every second Wednesday, 11am, hosted by Blake Woodham and Mike Gayle.

    The Brum Radio Book Club July

    The Brum Radio Book Club July

    On this episode of the Brum Radio Book Show, novelists Mike Gayle and Catherine O'Flynn survey the current world of publishing, talking about social media, the right to reply to reviews and pretty much everything else.
    We discuss Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams and Catherine tells an amazing story she picked up in her visit to Northfield Library.
    It's a belter!

    • 54 min
    Brum Radio Book Show - May

    Brum Radio Book Show - May

    The Brum Radio Bookshow is back, featuring novelists Mike Gayle and Catherine O'Flynn. This month we talk about the phenomenon that is Sally Rooney's Normal People, winner of multiple prizes and a huge seller too.
    We also talk about the conclusion to the TV series Game of Thrones - what are the implications for writers adapting books when they run of out book?
    Plus: Netflix-style binging for books and the alarming growth of "cancel culture" where writers pull their books due to criticism.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Brum Radio Book Show - March

    Brum Radio Book Show - March

    The Brum Radio Bookshow is back, with novelists Mike Gayle and Catherine O'Flynn giving the inside track on the world of literature.

    This month Catherine's tour of Birmingham libraries rolls into Yardley Wood and she reads from her essay on the feel of this beautiful building. And speaking of tours we also talk about the Orenda Books booktour, where a supergroup of writers hit the road together.

    We also cover the news in the world of books and writing, and some insider views of the London Book Fair.

    It's riveting.

    • 58 min
    Brum Radio Book Show - December

    Brum Radio Book Show - December

    The Brum Radio Bookshow signs off the year in style! Mike Gayle spills the beans on the goings on at the National Book Awards, plus we discuss Jonathan Franzen’s “10 rules for novelists” with Catherine O’Flynn.

    Catherine also reads from an essay she wrote about the Sutton Coldfield leg of her “libraries safari” and we chat about the books we are looking forward to reading over Xmas.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Brum Radio Book Show - November

    Brum Radio Book Show - November

    The Brum Radio Book show is back with novelists Mike Gayle and Catherine O'Flynn and constant reader Blake Woodham, with their monthly round up of all happening in the world of books.

    Talking Brexit novels, Audiobooks and the National Books awards and with Catherine reading an excerpt from her essay "on libraries", kicking off a pilgrimage to all of the libraries in the city.

    All this plus a review of A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza, and a chance to find out how you compare to literary giants (in terms of height).

    We think you will love it

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Word Play – A collection of new writing

    Word Play – A collection of new writing

    Brum Radio are very proud to announce Word Play, our collaboration with local writers to celebrate the creative power of the West Midlands. With poetry, short fiction, memoir and mixtures of them all, Word Play features seven exceptional writers and showcases the power of the written word. All the pieces were selected by Brum Radio [...]

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    • 42 min

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