For the latest podcast we took a trip through to the fabulous Summerhall Arts Venue in Edinburgh to talk to Ron Butlin, one of Scotland most acclaimed writers, and one of Ali’s favourites, as he will openly tell any one who asks, and often when they don’t.
The podcast begins with a discussion of his latest novel, Ghost Moon, before Ron and Ali talk about his previous work, methods of writing, belonging (and Belonging), music, family life, his time as Edinburgh’s Makar, and so much more.
You can read Ali’s review of Ghost Moonhere, and an appreciation of The Sound of My Voice over at Dear Scotland. If you haven’t read any Ron Butlin then we hope this podcast will persuade you to do so. We’ve done 49 of these recordings now, and are proud of every single one, but this is undoubtedly up there with the very best. A chat with Ron Butlin is one of the most pleasant ways of spending an hour I can think of. Have a listen and see if you agree.
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We don’t yet have a guest for our 50th podcast, but you can be assured they’ll be worth listening to whoever they turn out to be.