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’, ‘Charlieunclenorfolktango’, ‘Foxy-T’, ‘Shackleton’s Man Goes South’, the non-fiction title ‘Another Fool in the Balkans’, and many other short stories, novellas and collaborations.

He was writer in residence at the Science Museum, and his novella with artists Blast Theory, ‘Zombies Ate My Library’, was shortlisted for for best novella in the Saboteur Awards 2017.

We spoke to Tony about using mandated vocabulary, how working with artists who use other forms can lead to new approaches, writing a novel in Multicultural London English, and much more.

Tony is on Twitter: @tony_white_
Instagram: @pieceofpaperpress
Website: https://pieceofpaperpress.com/

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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