Podcast episode

In episode 50, we speak to poet Miguel Cullen, whose work has involved integrating sound chips and video-screens into bound collections, raising some interesting blends of form.

This month we speak to Richard Beard, author of six novels including Lazarus is Dead, Dry Bones and Damascus, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. 

This month we talk to Sam Byers, author of Idiopathy, Perfidious Albion and Come Join Our Disease. We talk about the difficulty in thinking ideas through without writing them down and the pressure for ideas to eventually be written. Writing a journal alongside writing a novel…

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.

Our guest for episode 45 is Jenn Ashworth and we talk online writing groups, how to trick yourself into writing, drowning in post-it notes and stopping in a good place, amongst other topics

This month we are joined by Lucie Elven, short-story writer and author of the Weak Spot. Lucie has written for publications including the London Review of Books, Granta and NOON.  

In episode 43, we’re joined by Rebecca Watson, novelist and arts writer. Rebecca’s debut novel, Little Scratch, grew from a short story that was shortlisted for the White Review short story prize and our chat took us through: expanding a short story into a novel. Investigating how writing can replicate the immediacy of thought. Playing with fiction and reality, and much more.

In this episode we’re joined by Natasha Brown, whose novel Assembly is published by Hamish Hamilton in the UK and in the U.S. by
Little, Brown

In this month’s episode we’re joined by the novelist Sophie Mackintosh, author of ‘the Water Cure’ (2018) and ‘Blue Ticket’ (2020).

In this, our 40th episode, we’ve got a special Euro 2020 edition of Unsound Methods, where we speak to writer and academic David Goldblatt.