Aye Write Book Club podcast

Welcome to the Aye Write Book Club podcast.

Over the next few months, we will be bringing you a curated collection of fascinating conversations with a range of authors featured within the Aye Write 2023 Book Festival programme. Our collection of 11 podcasts, released every 2-3 weeks to connect with key dates in Glasgow Libraries reading calendar, will give a flavour of the breadth of fiction, poetry and non-fiction events typically featured at Aye Write.

Podcast 1: Why Black Lives in Britain Matter

Tomiwa Owolade and Colin Grant

Black History Month provides an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the impact of black heritage & culture. In ‘Why Black Lives in Britain Matter’ authors Tomiwa Owolade and Colin Grant discuss the black British experience, exploring issues of identity, nationality, and race in Britain today.

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Podcast 2: A Pebble in the Throat

Book Week Scotland: Aasmah Mir and Almas Mir, chaired by Gabriella Bennett

Listen as Scottish broadcaster Aasmah Mir and her mother Almas join journalist Gabriella Bennett, to discuss Aasmah’s memoir ‘A Pebble In The Throat’ which explores her childhood in 1970s Glasgow and her mother’s experiences in 1950s Pakistan to 1980s Scotland.

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Every November during Book Week Scotland we celebrate books and reading, focusing on Scotland’s stories and the talented people who write them.

Podcast 2 is available on Wednesday 15th November until Thursday 21st December


A pebble in the throat : growing up between two continents / Aasmah Mir

Podcast 3: Bibliomaniac

Robin Ince, chaired by Alistair Braidwood

Comedian, Author, Broadcaster and self-confessed Bibliomaniac Robin Ince, in conversation with Alistair Braidwood, discusses his pandemic tour of over 100 bookshops across Britain and his lifelong love of books and bookshops.