Radio Interviews

A welcome side-effect of the new English PEN website is an increase in inquiries from journalists. There have been a couple of free speech moments in the past couple of weeks – Günter Grass, and China at the London Book Fair – and as such the media have been in touch with us. I was asked to speak on the radio on a couple of occasions. # Link in context

Discussing Günter Grass on BBC World Have Your Say: # Link in context

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Discussing China at the London Book Fair on Monocle 24: # Link in context

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I also spoke to 2ser Radio in Sydney but haven’t heard the audio yet. (Update: here). # Link in context

Its excruciating to hear all the “ahs” and “ums” and “you know” and “sort of” that pepper what feels, at the time, like normal fluent speech. The second clip is better than the first, which is because I had longer to prepare# Link in context

The audio is hosted on PodOmatic, which I’ve only just discovered. It is free to sign-up and has easy integration with iTunes. I would use AudioBoo but it limits the length of the audio clips to 3 minutes. # Link in context

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