Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

North Manchester FM: Hannah’s Bookshelf, Saturday 21 July, 2-4pm

Join me on Saturday at 2pm for another episode of Hannah’s Bookshelf on North Manchester FM. This week’s show is devoted to the 2018 Portico Sadie Massey Awards, which were awarded on Thursday 28th June.

I was very honoured to be one of the judges on this year’s Reading Awards. I’m going to be joined in the studio on Saturday by my co-judge (and previous guest on the show) Paul Morris. We’ll be talking about the prize, and about our experiences of judging this year. I’ll also be playing interviews with the Writing Awards judges: Martin Griffin and Tilda Johnson.

As if this wasn’t enough… I also have interviews with Aoife Larkin and Lynne Allan of the Portico Library, Pete Kalu (who performed at the Presentation Evening), and four of this year’s winners! Tune in on Saturday to find out all about this wonderful awards evening for young readers and writers.

Special bonus content: on Saturday’s show, I’ll also be sharing an interview I recorded earlier this month with Gill Sims, whose new book Why Mummy Swears is out now from HarperCollins.

Catch the show 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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