Wed 4 March 2020 - Tue 2 March 2021
Leeds Lit Fest is delighted to have commissioned ten new and original podcasts for the 2020 Festival funded by Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council.
Five podcasts were recorded during the Festival itself and feature writers leading sessions in the ‘Inspiring the City’ workshop series. Each podcast features the writer talking about their preparation for the workshops they were leading in a range of venues around the city, their own experience in the form, as well as interviews with, and writing by, workshop participants.
Michael Stewart’s debut novel, King Crow, was published in January 2011 by Bluemoose Books. It is the winner of the Guardian’s Not-the-Booker Award and has been selected as a recommended read for World Book Night. Other books include Couples, (poetry) described by Ian McMillan as ‘inspired’ and ‘ingenious’; Café Assassin (novel) and a short story collection, Mr Jolly. His latest novel, Ill Will: The Untold Story of Heathcliff, is published by HarperCollins in hardback and paperback and optioned by Kudos Films. It is also available as an audiobook. He is also the creator of the Brontë Stones project, four monumental stones situated in the landscape between the birthplace and the parsonage, inscribed with poems by Kate Bush, Carol Ann Duffy, Jeannette Winterson and Jackie Kay. His short fiction has been published widely in magazines and anthologies, including: Tears in the Fence, Brand Literary Magazine, Riptide, and The Reader magazine. He has written for TV, stage and radio, and is the winner of the BBC Alfred Bradley Bursary Award, and the BBC Short Range film completion. His BBC Radio 4 drama Excluded was shortlisted for the Imison Award. He has appeared on BBC Countryfile and BBC Breakfast.
Free to listen. Click on the link here.