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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.

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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

    In episode 28, we were delighted to be joined for a second time by Eimear McBride. Having chatted briefly at the Institut Français, Eimear was kind enough to come to the studio for a more extended chat to discuss her process, experimental fiction and the role of the novel in modern life.

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    Joanna Kavenna

    In this week’s episode we speak to novelist and essayist, Joanna Kavenna. We talk about false starts, finding a narrative voice in fiction, researching a novel in the Arctic circle and dealing with Polar Bears, how literature can help us understand and limit technology before the machines destroy us and why we all need to take a more Wittgensteinian view of reality. Joanna is the author of the Ice Museum: In Search of the Lost Land of Thule and A Field Guide to Reality (riverrun, 2016) as well as three other novels and non-fiction essays. Find out more about Joanna at joannakavenna.com Photo credit: A Michaelis Follow us @unsoundmethods or unsoundmethods.co.uk. If you enjoy this or other episodes…

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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