Off Air
Wizard Radio Media - Books

BKMRK | Is innocent until proven guilty still respected in society?

20th May 2018 | Books

BKMRK | Is innocent until proven guilty still respected in society?

This discussion is brought to you by BKMRK, the book club operated by Hachette Children's Group. To find out about Lekhika Chaudhary's book of the month as part of the BKMRK book club, click here.

The first book as part of Lekhika Chaudhary's BKMRK book club is We Are Young by Cat Clarke. The book centers on Evan – on the same day as Evan’s mother marries a local radio DJ, her brand-new step brother Lewis is found unconscious and terribly injured, the only survivor of a horrific car crash.

A media storm erupts, with the finger of blame pointed firmly at loner stoner Lewis. Everyone else seems to think the crash was drugs-related, but Evan isn't buying it. With the help of her journalist dad, Harry, she decides to find out what really happened that night.

One of the topics that the book highlights is a very hot topic around the world now – the idea of “trial by media”, that sometimes the news paints a picture of an incident and the whole world thinks that someone is guilty, even before a court has been presented with all of the evidence.

In “We Are Young”, Evan fights against this to try and find the truth behind the accident that has injured his step brother. Inspired by the book, on Lekhika Chaudhary's radio show she asked: Do you think “innocent until proven guilty” is still respected in society?

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

Is innocent until proven guilty still respected in society?

Inspired by the book We Are Young by Cat Clarke, Lekhika Chaudhary asks her listeners whether they think the concept of 'innocent until proven guilty' is still respected in society. (16 minutes)

Interview with Sally Green | The Smoke Thieves

6th May 2018 | Books

Interview with Sally Green | The Smoke Thieves

Sally Green is undoubtedly one of the most successful authors of the past 5 years.

The author of the record setting Half Bad Trilogy (made up of: Half Bad, Half Wild and Half Lost) – her career as an author (which started in 2010), has already seen her break two Guinness World Records – with Half Bad becoming the most translated book, and the most translated children’s book, but a debut author before publication (read: YOU CAN READ IT IN LOADS OF LANGUAGES, SO IT MUST BE GOOD).


In Half Bad, Sally wrote about a modern-day England where witches live alongside humans. In new book, The Smoke Thieves - which will be another trilogy (at the minimum!) we follow five characters: a princess, a traitor, a soldier, a hunter and a thief.

Five teenagers with the fate of the world in their hands. Five nations destined for conflict.

For more information about The Smoke Thieves, click here.

James Gilmore interviewed Sally Green on the day that the book was released (3rd May 2018) about the success of the Half Bad Trilogy, her new book The Smoke Thieves and how her life has changed.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

James Gilmore interviews Sally Green

James Gilmore interviews Sally Green on publication day of The Smoke Thieves about the success of the Half Bad Trilogy, her new book and how her life has changed. (8 minutes)

Interview with Juno Dawson

21st April 2018 | Books

Interview with Juno Dawson

Author Juno Dawson has a talent for telling gripping stories from perspectives that may otherwise be difficult to understand.

In her latest novel, ‘Clean’, she tells the story of Lexi Volkov, a socialite who almost overdoses - a moment that she describes as hitting rock bottom. Only, she later realises that rock bottom is actually when she’s forced into an exclusive rehab facility by her brother.

In the rehab facility, there is only one way up for Lexi - to face her demons and realise that love is the most powerful drug of all.

Following the release of ‘Clean’, James Gilmore interviewed Juno Dawson about writing from the perspective of an addict, how addiction impacts all of our lives and more.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

James Gilmore interviews Juno Dawson

James Gilmore interviews Juno Dawson about writing from the perspective of an addict, how addiction impacts all of our lives and more. (10 minutes)