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The Hertford Bookshelf

Hertford writers may have cut their teeth on essays and problem sheets – but they are now writing across an amazing range of genres, from children’s picture books to literary fiction, from young adult novels to crime, from non-fiction to poetry. In the Hertford Bookshelf podcast, Professor Emma Smith meets Hertford writers to find out more about their work, their influences, their advice for would-be writers, and their memories of the college.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Emma Smith interviews Claire McGowan Memories, genre fiction and writing under a different pen name are all on the agenda for this podcast with Northern Irish crime author Claire McGowan (and her alter ego Eva Woods). Emma Smith, Claire McGowan 17 Nov 2021
2 Emma Smith interviews Anya Glazer This week’s guest is children’s picture book author and illustrator Anya Glazer. We talk dinosaurs, sisters, merchandizing and how she riffed on her Modern Languages degree for her first book, Thesaurus has a Secret. Emma Smith, Anya Glazer 04 Nov 2021
3 Emma Smith interviews James Hawes James Hawes, novelist and micro-historian of The Shortest History of England and The Shortest History of Germany, talks about agents and editors, his role in the worst film ever made, and playing the French horn on the roof of Hertford’s library. Emma Smith, James Hawes 21 Oct 2021