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    DBC Pierre

    In episode 39 we are joined by DBC Pierre, fresh off a bout of working on a non-fiction work. We discussed how this writing differed from fiction, how constantly reworking sections is a gift that provides intimacy with the text rather than drudgery, the perils of using two columns per page in a novel, using lockdown as a chrysalis for the next chapter and much more besides.

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    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.

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    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’, ‘Compass’, ‘Street of Thieves’ and ‘Tell them of Battles, Kings and Elephants’ which he was promoting when we spoke to him towards the end of last year. All of these novels have been published by Fitzcarraldo Editions and can be purchased here: https://fitzcarraldoeditions.com/authors/mathias-enard Apologies once more for a couple of audio glitches on this episode – we’re working on it. To find out more about the podcast, follow us…

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    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 fiction and the role of the novel in modern life.