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  • Alistair Braidwood

From Our Own Correspondent: The Scots Whay Hae! Podcast Talks To Martin Patience...


For the latest SWH! podcast Ali spoke to writer and journalist (former BBC Foreign Correspondent, no less) Martin Patience to talk about his debut crime novel The Darker The Night: When The Truth Is A Lie, which is published on the Polygon imprint of Birlinn Ltd.


The two discuss Martin's reasons for writing it, the real-life inspiration for the plot, what he found challenging writing fiction, how his journalism fed into the novel, Glasgow as a character, the perspective living and working abroad gives him with regard to Scotland, writing about Scottish politics, and getting the balance right between fact and fiction.

Martin also talks about his time as a foreign correspondent, the people and places he met, the highs and lows of the job, and a whole lot more.


It's a podcast which offers two stories for the price of one, and it was such a pleasure to talk to Martin about his life and work. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.



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