Video Podcasts

Michael Morpurgo

Authors Live: Highlights Reel

Paul Gallagher

Since the first Authors Live online broadcast in March 2010, over 600,000 people have watched Authors Live events live, and over 200,000 people have watched videos of the events in 153 countries all over the world.

If you've never experienced Authors Live, watch this highlights video to see what you've been missing! Featuring some of the best-known children's writers in the UK, including Andy Stanton, Michael Rosen, Julia Donaldson, Eoin Colfer, Francesca Simon, Oliver Jeffers and more, these events are inspiring, funny and insightful.

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Darren Shan photo by Scottish Book Trust

Authors Live: Darren Shan

Chris Newton

Authors Live brought the master of horror, Darren Shan, to screens across the UK on Thursday 24th January 2013.

Darren’s writing has entered a terrifying new world - a world full of Zom-B’s! Do you have the guts to hear extracts from the Zom-B series? Edgy, confrontational and punchy, Zom-B brings together all the classic Shan trademarks that have turned him into a global writing superstar. 


To download a complete transcript of this event, please click here. 

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Book Week Scotland Video

Brianne Moore

Whether you were there in person or just wish you had been, here's your chance to relive or catch up on some of the best parts of Book Week Scotland 2012. Discover some beautiful sculptures, join the Reading Hour and a Gaelic Bookbug session and learn more about what the week and its events were all about.

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Paul Lyalls performing his poetry

Authors Live: Poetry Slam

Geraldine Jack

Authors Live has put a new spin on the traditional notion of poetry, with three of Britain’s best-loved poets; Paul Lyalls, Elspeth Murray and Dizraeli waging verbal battle against each other in front of a live online audience. But that is not all, as we have superstar of the spoken word Lemn Sissay reading two poems and he has also been compering the slam. Expect lively debate, quick wits, lots of laughs and above all, expect the unexpected!

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Tony DiTerlizzi interview

Chris Leslie

Writer Tony DiTerlizzi, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles and The Search for WondLa, describes the things that influenced him to write, and discusses his work with the Starlight Storytellers charity. 

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