Keith Ridgway

Our first guest of 2022 is the novelist Keith Ridgway, author of, among other works, ‘the Long Falling’ (1998), ‘the Parts’ (2003), ‘Animals’ (2006), ‘Hawthorn and Child’ (2012) and, most recently, ‘A Shock’ (2021), which was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize. Keith was awarded the Rooney Prize in 2001.

Our chat with Keith took us through 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.

Keith’s books are available through Bookshop: – or your local book shop…

Keith is on Twitter: @rid9way

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