Two BSFA interviews available as podcasts

The last two BSFA London meetings can be heard as audio podcasts.

Paul Cornell, from November 2012:

Dave Hutchinson from January 2013:

Thanks to Paul Cornell, Tony Whitmore and the Doctor Who Podcast for the first, and to Dave Hutchinson for the second.

BSFA London Meeting, 30th January

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BSFA London Meeting, 30th January

Dave Hutchinson interviewed by Ian Whates

Photograph courtesy of Chad Dixon


Despite the last minute rescheduling from the original date a week prior, this meeting was pleasingly well attended, with some 30-odd in the audience.  Dave Hutchinson spoke openly of his experiences as a writer and recovering editor, including how he came to have his first short story collection published at the age of eighteen.  A journalist of some twenty-five years standing, Dave also had some interesting opinions on the recent phone-hacking scandal and the state of journalism today.  This sparked a discussion involving the audience which could have gone on long into the night had time allowed.  Our thanks to everyone who came along.


Ian Whates

January BSFA London Meeting: Dave Hutchinson interviewed by Ian Whates

n512216661_1491017_330nnnLocation: The Cellar Bar, The Argyle Public House, 1 Greville Street (off Leather Lane), London EC1N 8PQ

On Wednesday 30th January 2013, Dave Hutchinson (writer, editor and journalist; author of The Villages, 2001, and The Push, 2009) will be interviewed by Ian Whates (chair of the BSFA).

Please note the change of date – this meeting is taking place on the fifth Wednesday.

ALL WELCOME – FREE ENTRY (Non-members welcome)

The interview will start at 7 pm. We have the room from 6 pm (and if early, fans are in the ground floor bar from 5ish).

There will be a raffle (£1 for five tickets), with a selection of sf novels as prizes.

Map is here. Nearest Tube: Chancery Lane (Central Line).

27th February 2013Elizabeth Hand, interviewed by Farah Mendlesohn
20th March 2013* – BSFA Awards discussion
24th April 2013Lavie Tidhar; interviewer TBC

* Note that due to the proximity of Easter to the fourth Wednesday of the month, this meeting will be held on the third Wednesday.