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Lee Child - Knight Errant

A Culture Show Special - Knight Errant: Lee Child

What an honour to talk about the man himself, Lee Child, and his amazing work and life.

Check it out on YouTube

Stuart MacBride

Stuart MacBride

Open Book, August 2012

I presented a feature on Scottish Noir. Find out what music bestselling author Stuart McBride likes to listen to as he crafts his bestselling books.


The Times Education Supplement

The TES did a wonderful profile of the creative writing work that I do in schools.

The Guardian

It Ain't Easy Being A Black Brexiteer.

"And the Oscar boycott award goes to Spike, Jada and Snoop"

Would you buy a used housing estate from David Cameron?

It's not satanic to say cyclists get a raw deal

Empire - the kind of smart, addictive show British TV doesn't know how to make

We need more working class politicians

Happy Valley is violent. So is real life.

Yes, Daily Mail - black and Asian women can be qualified to talk

My response to MP David Lammy's comments about smacking kids

Fear of being in the 'Underclass'

You are what you own

Catching Up With In-ger-land

What do you think of celebrity role models?

David Starkey's Ethnic Year Zero: - My Response

The Sunday Papers with... Dreda Say Mitchell

The Independent

If Dennis Potter came along today, he'd have no chance

How the Notting Hill Carnival reflects our changing community

Fleeing our city centres

The Observer

Read why myself and other crime writers think the series – The Wire is number one!

The Observer: read my thoughts on Eastenders portrayal of Phil Mitchell's desent into drug additction. Has Eastenders lost the plot?


Four Thought, Radio 4

What's happened to social mobility in this country? I'll be popping the spotlight on some of the cultural issues.

Listen to my interview with Jenni Murray on Woman's Hour

Checkout the article on the BBC website.

Jessica Dickens

Radio 3's The Verb commissioned me to write the monolgue Warrant Of Execution

What happens when a woman in debt can't buy the school uniform her son needs?

For a sneak peak of Warrant of Execution listen to the audio clip read by actress Jessica Dickens. Jessica can be contacted at Ken McReddie associates.



THAT appearance with David Starkey and Owen Jones. Checkout the YouTube video.
Here's my reflections in an article I wrote for The Guardian.

Sun News Live

Watch me talk about the riots on Sun News Live, on Canadian television.

The Review Show, BBC 2 11:15pm, Friday 1st July

I will be joining Professor John Carey, Kate Mosse and Alex Preston to chat about some of the latest cultural events.

The Review Show, BBC 2 11:15pm, Friday 8th April

I will be chatting with actor Dan Stevens, (the heir from Downtown Abbey), writer Alex Preston and the oh-so-fab Sarah Crompton. Kirsty Wark will be keeping us in order. Big thanks to Tanya and the team for having me back!

Remarkable Women

Remarkable Women

Dreda named 50 Remarkable Women in Britain.

This is a truly remarkable honour from Lady Geek in association with Nokia.

Checkout Lady Geek at: website & twitter


11 Downing Street

National Youth Arts Trust

A big thanks to the board of this amazing and much needed charity for doing me the honour of inviting me to be trustee. Our patrons include Ewan McGregor OBE, Adrian Lester OBE, Grayson Perry CBE, Hugh Bonneville and so many others. Checkout the website here Or twitter NYAT_GB. All donations are much appreciated.


SI Leeds Literary Prize

I am a patron of this amazing and important award for unpublished fiction by Black and Asian women writers. For more information checkout the SI Leeds' website.