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  • Alistair Braidwood

Comic Book Writer: The Scots Whay Hae! Podcast Talks to M.J. Nicholls…

Updated: May 7, 2021

For the latest podcast Ali met up with one of SWH!’s favourite writers, M.J. Nicholls, to discuss in detail his latest novel, ‘Scotland Before The Bomb‘ – one of the most inventive, and funniest, books of recent years.

The conversation touches upon Nicholls’ reasons for writing, the themes and form of his previous work, how he came to have an American publisher, his approach to being a writer, his influences, the importance of not being overly earnest, and loads more.

This is an interview we’ve been looking forward to for some time, and if you are a reader, writer, or book lover of any kind, then you’ll find this a fascinating listen.

If you are new round these parts there is quite a substantial back-catalogue of podcasts 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.

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As Ali always says, we’ll be back very soon with someone completely different…


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