• Alistair Braidwood

Intimate Voice: The SWH! Podcast Talks To Graeme Armstrong…

Pic Credit – Robin Farquhar-Thomson

For the latest SWH! podcast Ali spoke to writer Graeme Armstrong about his novel The Young Team and a whole lot more. The Young Team is not just one of the books of the year, but one of the best in many a year, and it was fascinating to get an insight into how it came to be and hear how Graeme’s life as a writer has developed.

The two talk about literary influences, the importance of language, voice and dialect, relating the personal in fiction, why the moments between ‘events’ are vital to any story, the relationship between the writer and reader, and many other aspects of this writer’s life. Graeme even teases us with the possibility of things to come. If you love writing, reading, or both, then this podcast is a must listen.

The Young Team is out now, published by Picador.

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.

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We will continue to bring you many and varied SWH! podcasts over the coming weeks and months. In the meantime you can always check out our back catalogue of over 150 interviews with some of the most interesting names in Scottish culture, including our Scottish Opera series and the Glasgow Film Festival 2020 podcasts.

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