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Malcolm Duffy

Read Between the Lies

Newcastle-born author, Malcolm Duffy, has a background in advertising.  And has won numerous awards for copy, press, TV and radio. He worked for Comic Relief as Creative Director, creating campaigns for Red Nose Day and Sport Relief.

He has written three novels for young people.  His debut novel Me Mam. Me Dad. ME.  dealt with domestic abuse and won several awards, including Sheffield Children’s Book Award, Redbridge Children’s Book Award and was a World Book Night title for 2019.

This was followed by the equally successful Sofa Surfer, a story which brought homelessness to the foreground.

In this episode, Malcolm talks to Nikki Gamble about his third novel, Read Between the Lies.

About Read Between the Lies
Two very different boys, one new family, a shared struggle and a big secret. Tommy is talented, cool, a young offender, and dyslexic. Ryan is smart, uncool, well-behaved, and dyslexic.

The two develop an unlikely friendship. As Ryan helps Tommy to read, a secret is revealed that will change their lives forever. Prize-winning Malcolm Duffy’s third novel explores the joys and challenges of dyslexia in a story full of his hallmark heart and humour.

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In the Reading is presented by Nikki Gamble, Director of Just Imagine. It is produced by Alison Hughes.

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