Chris Dolan is a man of many writing talents. He has written several novels, including the first two books in a crime series featuring Glasgow lawyer, Maddie Shannon, and the novella, Aliyyah, which, in my humble opinion, is a stunning and beautiful piece of literature. You should all read it.


There have also been short story collections, a number of non-fiction books, plays for theatre, radio, TV and film – in English and Spanish – he has adapted numerous novels for radio broadcasts and written screenplays for TV documentaries, and all with a sprinkling of awards along the way that are testament to those writing talents.

And if that is not enough, Chris is also a lecturer on Glasgow Caledonian University’s prestigious Masters course in TV Fiction Writing.

Quite how he also manages to fit anything else into his life is beyond me, but he does, including lengthy cycling trips, and he completed a near 1,000-mile trek across Spain in the summer!

Listen to Chris Dolan on the Read All About It podcast HERE


1. Favourite book from childhood:
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

2. Favourite book from teenage/university (formative) years:
On The Road by Jack Kerouac

3. A book you would recommend to anyone:
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

4. A book you couldn’t be paid to read again:
On The Road by Jack Kerouac & The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho

5. The last book you read or are currently reading:
Moby Dick by Herman Melville & Revolution in the Head by Ian MacDonald