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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Catherine Simpson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Catherine Simpson, often where they are interviewed.

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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Catherine Simpson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Catherine Simpson, often where they are interviewed.

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Catherine Simpson, writer

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Catherine Simpson is a novelist, a journalist, a poet and short story writer who is based in Edinburgh. Catherine’s debut novel, Truestory, was published by Sandstone Press in 2015, and tells the blackly comic tale of Alice who is struggling to raise her son on the isolated farm he refuses to leave. Her son, Sam, as Asperger’s and an inner world hidden from his parents. The novel was inspired by Catherine’s experiences raising her daughter, Nina, who is autistic, and Catherine and Nina have campaigned and continue to campaign for increased acceptance of autism.

And in February 2019, Catherine’s memoir, When I Had A Little Sister, was published by 4th Estate. It is a story of grief, bereavement and mental illness precipitated by the death of Catherine’s younger sister, Tricia, who took her own life at the age of 46 in 2013.

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Aug 09 2020 · 47mins
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Courage to Speak the Unspeakable / with Catherine Simpson

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Catherine Simpson is an author who grew up on a Lancashire farm in 1970s. The image of life in the countryside is often painted as idyllic, peaceful and the perfect place to escape. However, the number of suicides in the UK farming community tell a very different story. Catherine joins us on the podcast to share her tragic, yet uplifting, family story.


Catherine's website: https://www.catherine-simpson.co.uk


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Feb 19 2020 · 44mins

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Mara Menzies and Catherine Simpson on childhood

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Listen to Catherine Simpson and Mara Menzies’s funny, insightful and moving conversation about what CHILDHOOD meant for them.

Author Catherine Simpson recently released memoir When I Had A Little Sister gathered lots of praise for its honest and heartbreaking account of growing up in a farming family not accustomed to talking about emotions, and of Catherine’s search for understanding into what led her younger sister to kill herself at 46. Mara Menzies is a Kenyan-Scottish storyteller of international renown. Based in Edinburgh, she has performed in over 10 countries in just the last two years and has a deeply held passion for bringing intimate storytelling to a 21st century audience.

We hope you enjoy their conversation. Once you have listened to the show, tweet us your thoughts tagged #BookWeekScotland.

Podcast produced by Spence Media. Music by EssGee Productions.
Nov 19 2019 · 40mins
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Outwith Festival with Author Catherine Simpson on 'When I Had a Little Sister'

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Outwith Festival with Author Catherine Simpson on 'When I Had a Little Sister'

Broadcast live on Tuesday, 10th September 2019.
Sep 10 2019 · 17mins