Podcast episode

In a slight shift from our literary fiction focus, we caught up with writer and script editor Jenny Landreth – one of the driving forces behind the brilliant children’s animated TV show ‘Hey Duggee’. Having both become fathers only weeks apart in the summer of 2018, Hey Duggee was one of the most joyful discoveries …

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In this episode with chat with Etgar Keret, writer of short stories, comics, a children’s book and a memoir. Etgar’s books have been published in fifty languages and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, Le Monde, The …

Our guest in this episode is Australian writer Daniel Davis Wood, author of Blood and Bone (2014) which won the Viva La Novella Prize and At the Edge of the Solid World (2020), which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award.

This month we speak to writer and translator Claudia Durastanti. We cover the importance of travel and geography in writing, mapping fictional spaces, translation and the overlap of metaphor between languages.

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.