week throughout most of 2005, journalist and bookseller Rob
Stokes presented news,
reviews and interviews from the
world of books, publishing and authors and the best of
music, with the focus firmly on song, in his programme "Words
and then as a guest in Paula's "So long
Oolong" show; whilst taking a broad view of
in English language publishing, but also creating a platform
local writers and songwriters.
of the season included interviews with Chris Stewart,
the Alpujarra based author of the bestselling
"Driving Over Lemons",
and "A Parrot in a Pepper
Stewart has been hard at work on a third book, which should
in the summer of 2006. He's been telling
Rob Stokes about a few surprises in store,
and about the
working title," The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society".
part of the guest list, was Joan
the Scottish writer who spends
her winters in Nerja
and whose August 2005 novel is set partly in the town.
also featured the work of some of the best writers of recent
including the return to radio of Drew Launay's
Siesta Days - Fiesta Nights.
and Music" broadcast by permission of the record company,
a nine-week serialisation
in English of an audio version of Miguel
De Cervantes' Don
Quixote to mark the
400th anniversary of the book's
Davis, the Axarquia based teacher of creative writing,
who runs successfulcourses along
the Costa provided regular on-air pep talks for aspiring authors
in the area.
"I am attracted to all mediums of self-expression so when the
opportunity to appear
on RSA materialised,
I jumped at the chance to give a verbal voice to the written
It is my hope and intention that the mysterious world
of writing can be manifested into reality for
harbour dreams of one day being a writer."