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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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    Edy Poppy

    This month we speak to Norwegian author and artist Edy Poppy. Edy’s debut novel Anatomi. Monotoni. won the Gylendal Prize in 2005 and was recently published in English as Anatomy. Monotony. by Dalkey Archive. Tr. May-Brit Akerholt. Anatomy. Monotony. is available at Dalkey Archive Press, who will also publish the collection Coming. Apart. (containing the ‘Dungeness’ short story that we discuss)   More information about Edy and her writing is available at: https://eng.gyldendal.no/Gyldendal/Authors/Poppy-Edy Interview with Siri Hustvedt: Edy Poppy Talks Sex, Love, and Boredom with Siri Hustvedt Photo of Edy Poppy taken by Julie-Christine Krøvel Thanks to Edy Poppy and Katrin Meynarth at Dalkey Archive.

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    Samuel Fisher

    In episode 19 we speak to novelist, bookseller and publisher Samuel Fisher.  Sam’s debut ‘the Chameleon’ was published by Salt in 2018. You can buy the Chameleon here: Salt – the Chameleon As we mention at the beginning, there were some technical issues with the sound on one of the microphones in this episode – apologies, but it should sound ok if you’re listening on earphones/headphones. You can follow Sam on Twitter: @fishersamuk To find out more about the podcast, follow us on twitter @UnsoundMethodsor go to unsoundmethods.co.uk If you enjoy listening do add a review on iTunes.

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    Marc Nash

    In episode 18, we speak to Marc Nash, most recently author of ‘Three Dreams in the Key of G’, published by Dead Ink in 2018. Marc joined us in London to discuss choosing the playlist to write to, intense bursts of writing during the summer holidays, using the editing process to add material rather than remove, playing through language, writing across gender and plenty more. You can follow Marc @21stCScribe on Twitter If you enjoy listening do add a review on iTunes. Find us on twitter @UnsoundMethods

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    Eimear McBride

    Welcome all to the first Unsound Methods of 2019! This month, we are delighted to be joined for a second time by Eimear McBride. In episode 12 we spoke to Eimear alongside Noémi Lefebvre but we didn’t have much time to speak to them before that evening’s event, so Eimear was kind enough to come to the studio for a more extended chat. Among other subjects in this episode we discuss Eimear’s process, experimental fiction and the role of the novel in modern life. Thanks again to Eimear for her generosity with her time. If you enjoy listening do add a review on iTunes. Find us on twitter @UnsoundMethods

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    Tom Lee

    This month we speak to Tom Lee award-winning short fiction writer and author of The Alarming Palsy of James Orr. We talk about Tom’s approach to writing and how he finds new ideas, the impact of ill-health on his writing as well as the difficulties in moving from short stories to longer form fiction. Tom’s work has appeared in The Sunday Times, Esquire and Prospect in the UK, The Dublin Review in Ireland and in Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope All Story in the United States, among others. In 2012 he was shortlisted for The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award, the largest prize for a single short story…

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    Patrick Langley

    This week we speak to Patrick Langley, author of Arkady from Fitzcarraldo Editions. With a background in art criticism and radio production, Paddy talks to us about drafting and structuring a work, finding inspiration from the urban backwaters of London and the problem with building elaborate memory palaces…   You can find Arkady here: https://fitzcarraldoeditions.com/books/arkady And follow Paddy on twitter: twitter.com/PaddyLangley

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    Will Eaves

    This week we speak to novelist, poet and teacher, Will Eaves. Will was Arts Editor of the Times Literary Supplement from 1995 to 2011 and his work has been short-listed for the Goldsmiths Prize, the Ted Hughes Award for Poetry and the BBC National Short Story Award. We discuss his approach to structuring a novel, turning notes into a finished work, working with a small press and capturing the dream-like state of the unconscious in prose. Most recently he is author of the Murmur from CB Editions as well as: The Oversight (Picador, 2001) Nothing To Be Afraid Of (Picador, 2005) Sound Houses (Carcanet, 2011) This Is Paradise (Picador, 2012) The Absent Therapist (CB Editions, 2014) The Inevitable Gift…

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    Episode 01 – Neil Griffiths

    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. If you enjoy this podcast please follow us @unsoundmethods or unsoundmethods.co.uk