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    Claudia Durastanti

    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.

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    Miguel Cullen

    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.

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    Sam Byers

    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...

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    Keith Ridgway

    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.

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    Jenn Ashworth

    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

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    Rebecca Watson

    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.

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    Tony White

    In episode 25, we speak to Tony White, author of 'the Fountain in the Forest' (Faber, 2018) as well as 'Road Rage', 'Satan Satan Satan', 'Charlieunklenorfolktango', 'Foxy-T' and several other works.

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    Shiromi Pinto

    In episode 22, we speak to Shiromi Pinto, the author of ‘Plastic Emotions’ (2019, Influx Press) and ‘Trussed’ (2006, Serpent’s Tail). You can order Plastic Emotions here. We spoke to Shiromi about her use of real letters to produce fiction; what she does with her writing offcuts; how far 500 words a day can get you; and losing faith, spiking a project, and then finding the courage to pick it up again to drag it all the way to publication. Shiromi is on Twitter @blimundaseyes As are we: @UnsoundMethods – @JaimieBatchan – @LochlanBloom Jaimie’s Instagram is: @jaimie_batchan Thanks for listening, please like, subscribe and rate Unsound Methods wherever you get your podcasts.