Saturday, 26 November 2016
SAT 3 DEC - EXPLORING THE BLACK PATH: Paul Burston on domestic noir and the world of the army family
Award-winning writer Paul Burston talks about thriller writing and his latest novel, 'The Black Path', looking at the psychological secrets of the war hero and the inner world of an military spouse. Thoughts on official reportage, deployment, childhood trauma and separation discussed with the acclaimed writer also known for hosting the LGBT literary salon Polari at the Southbank Centre.
Posted by Jude Cowan Montague at 11:51
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Kazumi Taguchi discusses Natsume Sosecki whose satirical novel 'I Am a Cat' in 1905 looks at the conflict between group mentality and individuality in ways relevant to social issues in Japan and London today. Kazumi performs the music of Okinawa.
Posted by Jude Cowan Montague at 02:21
Sunday, 13 November 2016
Megan Cherie Owens, researcher and writer, TV genealogist, goes behind the scenes of the current love-affair with ancestry, DNA and identity to uncover skeletons in the media's closet and discusses why we research our personal past anyway.
Jude CM brings in research from her own family history and works by her poet-ancestor, John Cowan.
Posted by Jude Cowan Montague at 10:59
Andrea Camilleri, writer of the Montalbano novels has a background in TV and their popularity means he has become a media icon himself. Jude Cowan Montague investigates the complex relations between journalism, television and public life in the fictitious adventures of Salvo Montalbano.
Posted by Jude Cowan Montague at 10:57
Writer Emma Roper-Evans talks about her lifelong intimate relationship with Hungary and reflects on the country and tales and migration through her stories. Looking at the recent rise of the far right within a personal tour of the culture and streets of Budapest.
Posted by Jude Cowan Montague at 10:56
Monday, 24 October 2016
Author Lara Pawson, former foreign correspondent, discusses her reflective book 'This is the Place to Be', an innovative memoir looking at her experiences in Angola and times before and after.
Posted by Jude Cowan Montague at 03:59
Friday, 21 October 2016
Jude CM reflects on her former work on the Reuters television collection as an archivist and her work with the material as an artist, poet and musician/composer over the past ten years. Includes improvised news songs from 2010-1016.
Posted by Jude Cowan Montague at 08:00