Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

North Manchester FM: Hannah’s Bookshelf, Saturday 15 April, 2-4pm

Join me on Easter Saturday at 2pm on North Manchester FM for Hannah’s Bookshelf. This week, I’ll be talking to the brilliant Peter May, author of the award-winning Entry Island, the Lewis Trilogy, the China Thrillers and the Enzo files (among others).

Peter was born and raised in Scotland. He was an award-winning journalist at the age of twenty-one and a published novelist at twenty-six. When his first book was adapted as a major drama series for the BBC, he quit journalism and during the high-octane fifteen years that followed became one of Scotland’s most successful television dramatists. He created three primetime drama series, presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland as script editor and producer, and worked on more than 1000 episodes of ratings-topping drama before deciding to leave television and return to his first love, writing novels.

He has won several literary awards in France, received the USA’s Barry Award for The Blackhouse, the first in his internationally bestselling Lewis Trilogy; and in 2014 Entry Island was awarded the ITV Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read of the Year, as well as the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year. Peter now lives in south-west France with his wife, writer Janice Hally.

I’ll be talking to Peter about his writing and research, including Cast Iron, the latest (and final) instalment in the Enzo Macleod series. And (as always) Peter will be sharing his selections for this week’s Apocalypse Books.

Tune in on Saturday at 2pm on 106.6FM (if you’re in the North Manchester area) or listen online (if you’re further afield).

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