This week we speak to Michael Stewart.
We discuss performing plays in prisons, how dialogue decides form, the explosion of indie publishers in Northern England, and how to escape if you’re locked in a shop with a stranger…
Michael is the author of the novels ‘King Crow’ and ‘Cafe Assassin’ and the collections ‘Couples’ and ‘Mr Jolly’
Michael’s latest novel ‘Ill Will’ is published this month by HarperCollins imprint HQ Stories.
Ill Will – https://www.harpercollins.co.uk/9780008248154/ill-will/
King Crow and Cafe Assassin are both published by Bluemoose Books – https://bluemoosebooks.com/books)’
Both collections by Valley Press – http://www.valleypressuk.com/author/51/michael_stewart)
You can follow Michael on Twitter @headspam
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In this episode we speak to Neil Griffiths, author of the recent As A God Might Be published by Dodo Ink
Neil was winner of the Authors’ Club First Novel Award for his earlier novel Betrayal in Naples, and shortlisted for best novel in the Costa Book Awards for Saving Caravaggio.
Neil is also the founder of the Republic of Consciousness Prize which recognises independently published novels that combine ‘hardcore literary fiction and gorgeous prose’.
We discuss the ecosystem of fiction, the present golden age of indie publishing and the Republic of Consciousness prize, which Neil founded.
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