Letter To America: The SWH! Podcast Talks To George Paterson...
The two discuss what inspired George to write this novel, the influence of all things American, the different styles and themes he incorporates, American literature and mythology, the importance of film with regard to the way the book was written, and much more.
The conversation also touches upon research, working with the Into Creative team, and the way that books can change lives.
The Girl, The Crow, The Writer And The Fighter is a great debut, one which Ali considerers "Possibly the finest American novel not to come out of America", and it was a pleasure to discuss the book and ideas behind it with the author. If you're looking for your next read, this not only could, but should, be it.
The Girl, The Crow, The Writer And The Fighter - The Trailer
Ali will be in conversation with George Paterson at the launch night for The Girl, The Crow, The Writer And The Fighter at The Admiral Bar in Glasgow on 5th November, 7pm. It promises to be a great night with readings from Stephen Watt, Julie Rea, and David F. Ross, as well as music from James Brown is Annie, and a DJ set from the legendary Bobby Bluebell.
The event is currently SOLD OUT but keep checking for possible future ticket releases here - Book Launch (Plus) – George Paterson and Friends.
Or, if you want it right here, right now, you can listen on SoundCloud…
..or on YouTube…
We will be back soon with another excellent guest or guests. In the meantime you can always check out our back catalogue of over 200 interviews with some of the most interesting names in Scottish culture.