Kicking off 2013

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Ryan Van Winkle gets 2013 off to a great start with his third Bookmarked podcast, which has him talking about kids' wild imaginations with author and illustrator John Fardell, discovering the world of football with Rodge Glass and rubbing shoulders with the League of Extraordinary Booklovers.

Author John Fardell and children create a Mitchell-inspired mural during the Mitchell Library Pop-Up Festival in Glasgow, 1 December
Podcast highlights:
  • Somerset Maugham Award-winning author Rodge Glass talks about sports and his new book, Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs
  • John Fardell takes a break from creating a mural at the Mitchell Library to share what it's like to be an illustrator-in-residence, how kids constantly surprise him and who his favourite illustrators are
  • 2012 New Writers Award winners Andrew Sclater and Roy Gill discuss how the award changed their lives and their writing and what we can expect from them in the future
  • Karen Cunningham, head of Glasgow libraries, speaks about the future of books during Book Week Scotland
  • Three members of the League of Extraordinary Booklovers talk about how they were chosen, what their mission is and what books they were eager to recommend


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Book List: 10 Books About the Beautiful Game

Book Week Scotland

Duncan Wright: The League of Extraordinary Booklovers

John Fardell

New Writers Awards

Rodge Glass


Filed In: Book Talk, Bookmarked, Interviews, Reading Tags: scottish author, poetry, sports, book week scotland