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Rumors Of The End Of The World

Canadian writer Margaret Atwood once noted that “the Colonies” (i.e. former British posessions) were not places where great literature was supposed to happen.  That myopic view is well and truly demolished by tonight’s guest: Australian writer Chris Womersley. Chris’s fiction has appeared in Granta, and his second novel Bereft has just been published in the […]

Snow Business

One hundred years ago, on January 17th, 1912, Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s five-man team reached the South Pole: only to find Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it more than a month earlier. Scott’s ill-fated expedition is the stuff of legend.  This week’s Litopia After Dark has two legendary guests: Dr. Huw Lewis-Jones, […]

Apple Pwns Education

Today, Apple made a grab at the education market. Not at part of it. No. All of it. As authors, we’ve become quite accustomed to extremely large companies appropriating things.  Think about Google unilaterally grabbing eBook rights.  Or consider Amazon giving away our eBooks.  You get the picture. Apple, however, are going beyond all that […]

I Wish I’d Written It

The new year is a time to make dreams come true… and if you could make one authorial wish come true, what might it be?  Perhaps you’d like the ultimate rave review from a legendary author such as Stephen King, along these lines: “this one gets the writer’s ultimate bit of praise: I wish I […]

Crime and Pastament – Litopia After Dark’s Italian Bash

We’re journeying to the heart of Italy for our festive bash tonight as we hook up with writers Michael Jacob & Daniela DeGregorio live from their kitchen in the ancient Umbrian city of Spoleto.  Michael and Daniela write together under the pen name Michael Gregorio.  Their first book, described by Publishers Weekly as “a stellar […]

Here Comes Your Monster Lawsuit!

The Google Book Settlement has been abandoned – but like some monstrous zombie rising from the dead, the litigation continues.  Attorneys for the Authors Guild have filed a motion for class certification, the first step towards a ruling that might decide whether Google’s book scanning amounts to copyright theft. Also – when is a blogger […]

I Eat Libraries For Breakfast

Last week’s show featured renowned illustrators / comic book artists Patrice Aggs and John Aggs.  This week, we’re continuing  delve into the world of images as we welcome legendary illustrator-turned-author Ian Beck.  Ian learnt his craft from some of the greatest contemporary British illustrators, including Raymond Briggs and John Vernon Lord, then went on to […]

Eddie Izzard Is Evil!

Not really – but the English lawyer he plays in “The Good Wife” certainly is… another stupefyingly ballsy case of plagiarism… copyright is failing to feed artists… and Donna has some terrific personal news – all in this action-packed episode of the net’s No.1 real-life legal drama! Presented by leading lawyer Donna Ballman with literary […]

Piggers With Attitude

It’s a crime-free show tonight (Magenta Delicious will be back next week!) with three of the most interesting and thought-provoking guests on the planet.  Professor Russell Potter is here to tell us about his new cross-species collaboration Pyg: The Memoirs of a Learned Pig (Canongate) – an extraordinary simulacrum of a late eighteenth century picaresque […]

Bach to the Future

Yet another ingestion of intellect, information and insurrection on tonight’s show!  Can literature have a civilizing effect on young offenders?  At what age do women’s thoughts turn away from romance and towards crime? And most importantly, what the heck is happening to Johnny and Priscilla in this week’s impromptu episode of Magenta Divine? Here to […]

Crimes & Passion

This is, quite simply, one of our best shows to date.  Our panellists are: Ernesto Mallo whose two most recent books are Needle in a Haystack and Sweet Money, both published in English by Bitter Lemon Press. Redmond Szell whose first book ,Blind Trust, is out now. James Davis, whose first book, Noho, is published […]

Buzz Cuts

More news, ruminations and legal shenanigans for writers – presented by leading lawyer Donna Ballman with literary agent Peter Cox. Download the show as mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to our shows by Email Be a wonderful human being and support us with a donation Picture by Derek K. Miller

Drawing Offence

More news, ruminations and legal shenanigans for writers – presented by leading lawyer Donna Ballman with literary agent Peter Cox. Download the show as mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to our shows by Email Be a wonderful human being and support us with a donation Picture by photoman356

Peter James – King of Crime

He’s a crime boss – but perhaps not as you expect.  British writer Peter James was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters in recognition of his ongoing contribution to the arts, which tells you something of his significance to writing and publishing generally.  The Daily Mail called him a cross between Stephen King and Michael […]

Wet Badgers

We sent out a call for new talent – and this is the rather splendid result.  Three brave writers, none of whom have ever appeared on Litopia After Dark before, right at the beginning of their writing careers.  We asked each of them to nominate a title for our “alternative Booker”, and then to pitch […]