Ex Libris After Dark Episode 15.2

Ricard Cohen, Anna McNuff, Angela Clarke and Mark Ellis join our host David Freeman for this episode of Ex Libris After Dark, recorded in front of a live audience in Blackwell’s Bookshop, Oxford on the 25th of September 2017

Richard Cohen is not only an Olympian fencer but also a giant in the literary world. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, founder of Richard Cohen Books, editor of many books and author of several of his own, he has written for almost any quality paper you care to mention. Cohen will be discussing his newest book, How To Write Like Tolstoy.

Anna McNuff is an endurance athlete, professional speaker and author who The Guardian named as one of the top adventurers of our time. McNuff’s new book, The Pants Of Perspective, chronicles just one these amazing adventures; running the entire length of New Zealand!

Angela Clarke spent a decade working in the fashion industry before becoming a playwright, broadcaster and award winning author. Clarke will be discussing Trust Me, the third novel in her dark and gripping social media series.

Mark Ellis is a member of the prestigious Crime Writers Association and the best selling author of the DCI Frank Merlin WW2 thriller series. Ellis will be discussing his latest book in the series, Merlin At War.


In this episode, the contestants write fake first or last sentences for:

Kickboxer in the Haunted Gay Gym, by AJ Capo


Self Hypnotism: The Technique and its Use in Daily Living, by Leslie M LeCron

The next episode of Ex Libris Live! will be available in two weeks.

Richard Cohen’s works can be found here

Anna McNuff’s works can be found here

Angela Clarke works can be found here


Mark Ellis’ works can be found here