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Interview with Olivia Sudjic

4th June 2017 | Books

Interview with Olivia Sudjic

There is no doubt that in 2017 we have a slight issue when it comes to social media, even if we can’t admit it.

Between scandals of fake news, racism and catfishing – it is often easy to forget that the people at the centre of social media are us, humans, and that the reason everyone is on social media is the same: for a relationship (not necessarily a romantic one either).

In her new book ‘Sympathy’, Olivia Sudjic explores just how out of hand these ‘relationships’ can get.


Loner Alice Hare leaves England for New York to meet a grandmother and work out what to do with herself as a recent graduate. Instead she discovers a Japanese writer called Mizuko Himura who uses her own life in her fiction.

Alice becomes increasingly obsessed with Mizuko's online persona and the strange similarities she perceives between them. She quickly loses her grip on reality as she engineers a "chance" encounter with Mizuko and forges a suffocating friendship, intent on making herself part of Mizuko's life.

When Alice is eventually shut out by Mizuko, she uses the only tool at her disposal (mirroring what her idol might do) by writing herself back into Mizuko's story.


James Gilmore interviewed Olivia Sudjic (in a very noisy café) about her new book ‘Sympathy’ and how out of hand our relationship with social media has become.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

James Gilmore interviews Olivia Sudjic

James Gilmore interviews author Olivia Sudjic about her new book Sympathy and how out of hand our relationship with social media has become. (11 minutes)

Interview with Chris Bradford

3rd June 2017 | Books

Interview with Chris Bradford

There are few authors who delve themselves into the world of their books in the way that Chris Bradford does.

When he wrote his first book series, Young Samurai… he went into training a became a trained samurai. And when, in 2013, he launched a new series called Bodyguard, you guessed it, he went and became a trained bodyguard!

The action packed Bodyguard series follows teenage bodyguard Connor Reeves who is assigned to protect the daughter of the US President. In the latest book in the series, titled Assassin, Connor goes to Russia for perhaps his riskiest mission yet.

James Gilmore interviewed author Chris Bradford about the Bodyguard series, training as a Samurai and a Bodyguard and why you really shouldn’t mess with him!

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

James Gilmore interviews Chris Bradford

James Gilmore interviews author Chris Bradford about the 'Bodyguard' book series, training as a Samurai and a Bodyguard and why you really shouldn't mess with him! (10 minutes)

Interview with Adam Hargreaves

12th May 2017 | Books

Interview with Adam Hargreaves

In the late 60’s, Adam Hargreaves (at the time, just seven years old) asked his father an impossible question: What does a tickle look like?. Ever since then, that very question has dominated his life.

In 1971, Roger Hargreaves (Adam’s father) published a book called ‘Mr. Tickle’, and from that the Mr. Men franchise was born.


Adam Hargreaves took over his father’s children’s book empire in 1988 and ever since then has been entertaining children around the world with the Mr. Men and Little Miss series – as well as creating one-off pieces such as Little Miss Princess in 2011 for the Royal Wedding.

Now, for the first time ever, the world of Roger Hargreaves and Mr Men collides with the world of Doctor Who for a series of books which sees some of the most famous Doctor Who characters materialised as Mr Men!


In this rare interview, James Gilmore interviewed the author and illustrator about the Mr Men series and the new collaboration where the world of Doctor Who collides with the world of Mr Men.

James Gilmore interviews Adam Hargreaves

James Gilmore interviews Mr Men author and illustrator Adam Hargreaves about continuing his father's legacy and his new collaboration with Doctor Who. (5 minutes)