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Callum McSorley

Callum McSorley in his Twitter profile advertising Squeaky CleanThis is a Dark Matter Zine podcast and I’m your host Nalini Haynes. Today I’m talking to author Callum McSorley, author of detective novel Squeaky Clean.

Introducing Callum McSorley

Callum McSorley is a Glaswegian who graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2013 with a degree in English, Journalism & Creative Writing. In 2014 he was selected for the Hermann Kesten Writing Scholarship in Nuremberg. The Big Issue Crime Writing Contest shortlisted Callum in 2019. His short stories were published in several magazines and now his debut novel will be published on the second of March.

Callum McSorley's Squeaky Clean blog tour poster

Talking points
  • Tell us about your novel
  • It’s rich with Glaswegian culture
  • You wrote most of the dialogue phonetically with a Glaswegian accent; why?
  • There are lots of loose ends; are you planning a sequel?

This has been a Dark Matter Zine podcast. I’m your host Nalini Haynes. I’ve been talking to Callum McSorley, author of detective novel Squeaky Clean. Next week I’ll be talking to Victoria Helen Stone, Katherine Kovacic and Ilsa Evans for our annual International Women’s Day podcast. We’ll be discussing their books, which include a sociopath who decides to murder the man who drove her best friend to suicide but ends up adopting a cat, women to decide to murder the men who murdered their sisters, and 3 grandparents who kidnap their granddaughter and go on the run. That’s next week. Thank you for listening. Stay safe and have fun.

Acknowledgement of Country

Dark Matter Zine acknowledges this recording is taking place on the unceded Country of the Bunurong Peoples’ of the Kulin Nation as Traditional Owners and Custodians of this Country. I pay my respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

(I have occasionally acknowledged Country in podcasts. This year I aim to lift my game in many areas, so I plan to Acknowledge Country in every podcast. An Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners can be done by anyone. It’s a sign of respect for, the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of the land. For more information about Country and respect for Australia’s First Nations, read this post that also has links to useful websites.)

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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