It's A Question Of Balance ® radio show balances the intellectual with the creative, exploring whether we have more in common than divides us through thought-provoking conversations - out and about with people on the street on different topics, and in the studio with inspiring guests from the arts. Balance is not a compromise. Balance is truth distilled from many places creating cohesive understanding. Hosted by Ruth Copland.
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Arts Interview: Michael Rutger, Internationally Bestselling Writer
An intelligent, witty and award-winning writer, Michael jokingly calls himself ‘all the Michaels’ due to his internationally bestselling writing career as Michael Rutger, Michael Marshall Smith, and Michael Marshall. Ruth Copland talks to Michael Rutger about his life, art and his new books 'The Possession' and ‘Hannah Green and her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence’.
Michael is the winner of the Philip K Dick Award, the August Derleth Award for best novel, six British fantasy awards, and the only author ever to win the BFS Award for Best Short Story four times. Stephen King referred to Michael’s Straw Men trilogy as a 'masterpiece….brilliantly written' and Michael is currently working on developing ‘Straw Men’ for TV. His novel Spares was optioned by Stephen Spielberg's Dreamworks, and his supernatural thriller The Intruders was adapted as a major BBC television series. As well as his many best-selling novels, Michael has also published nearly a hundred short stories. Born in Britain, he now lives in Santa Cruz, California, with his wife, son and two cats. His latest books are ‘Hannah Green and her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence’ published as Michael Marshall Smith, and the recently released Michael Rutger novel ‘The Possession’.
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