As Vicki explains, it’s a story that has been over 10 years in the telling, beginning with the inspiration from a rare piece of video footage right through to final publication.
She discusses the themes and ideas which are at the book’s heart, the vital role of her central character and the moral dilemmas she faces, the coincidental yet prescient timing of publication, the speculative writers who have inspired her, and a whole lot more.
It’s an engaging and thought-provoking conversation which is a must for anyone who loves reading books, and also for those who write them. You can still read the SWH! review of Always North, as well as one of Vicki’s 2015 short story collection No Way Out.
If you are new to the Scots Whay Hae! podcast there is quite a substantial back-catalogue for you to discover. If you aren’t yet a subscriber you can do so, (or simply listen) at iTunes, on Podbean, with Spotify, by RSS (but you’ll need to have an RSS reader to do so) or on MixCloud.
You can also download the podcast by clicking on the relevant link to the right of this post, or, if you want it right here, right now, you can listen on SoundCloud…
..or on YouTube:
We will continue to bring you SWH! podcasts in the coming weeks and month with various movers and shakers in and around Scottish arts and culture.