Book Week Scotland Conversations

Hosted ByIntroduced by Tom Pow

Authors, poets and storytellers to sit down with each other and have a conversation we can all enjoy listening to.

Catherine Simpson and Mara Menzies on childhood

Listen to Catherine Simpson and Mara Menzies’s funny, insightful and moving conversation about what childhood meant for them.

Author Catherine Simpson recently released memoir When I Had A Little Sister gathered lots of praise for its honest and heartbreaking account of growing up in a farming family not accustomed to talking about emotions, and of Catherine’s search for understanding into what led her younger sister to kill herself at 46.

Mara Menzies is a Kenyan-Scottish storyteller of international renown. Based in Edinburgh, she has performed in over 10 countries in just the last two years and has a deeply held passion for bringing intimate storytelling to a 21st century audience.