Attention podcast junkies & book lovers:
Unsound Methods is here to give insight into writers who are doing something away from mainstream tastes & provide a platform to innovation & originality.

~ Nicolette Praça, Silver Birch

A few featured conversations…

Olga Tokarczuk and Jennifer Croft

In episode 11, we spoke with future Nobel prize-winner Olga Tokarczuk and translator Jennifer Croft, fresh from winning the Man Booker International prize.

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

In this episode we speak with the Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o. An indefatigable defender and promoter of African literature and language, Ngũgĩ’s writing spans from the early 1960s onwards and he talked to us about his journey to become a central…
Mathias Enard

Mathias Énard

In episode 21 we sit down with Mathias Énard, winner of the Prix Goncourt, to speak to him about his process, the line between history and fiction and the benefits of a good pair of slippers. Mathias’ work includes the novels ‘Zone’,…

Keith Ridgway

In episode 46, we speak to novelist Keith Ridgway about the daily fight with the concept of routine, specificity of place, giving up writing and returning, and experiencing a reading crisis – followed by being knocked off the wagon by Georges Simenon.

Johanna Hedva

In this episode we’re joined by Johanna Hedva, a Korean American writer, artist, and musician who was raised in Los Angeles by a family of witches, and now lives in LA and Berlin.

Joanna Kavenna

In this episode we speak to novelist and essayist Joanna Kavenna about false starts, finding a narrative voice in fiction, researching a novel in the Arctic circle and dealing with Polar Bears, how literature can help us understand and limit technology before…

Gabriel Josipovici

In episode 33, we spoke to Gabriel Josipovici. Our discussion covered how his writing has developed over six decades, the perils of writing an unexpectedly backlash-provoking book on Modernism, the creative possibilities revealed by examining painters & composers and much more.
eimear mcbride

Eimear McBride

In episode 28, we were delighted to be joined for a second time by Eimear McBride. Having chatted briefly at the Institut Français, Eimear was kind enough to come to the studio for a more extended chat to discuss her process, experimental…

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