This Writing Life

The Book Festival you can enjoy in the bath. Interviews, Readings and Rambling chat. Journalist James Kidd talks to (not at the same time): Hanya Yanagihara, Gary Younge, Richard Russo, Tom Drury, David Mitchell, Michel Faber, LS Hilton, DBC Pierre, Sloane Crosley, Karen Joy Fowler, Vendela Vida, David Gates, Laura Lippman, Tomas Gonzalez. Amit Chaudhuri. New episode: Amanda Coe.

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episode 74: These Our Monsters LIVE: Sarah Moss reads from 'Breakynecky'


On 11th March, Hatchards hosted a live event bringing together four of the authors who contributed stories to These Our Monsters : Sarah, Moss, Fiona Mozley, Edward Carey and Graeme Mcrae Burnet. I chaired the event, and recorded it for posterity. ----mo...


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 2020-04-13  4m
 
 

episode 73: These Our Monsters Folklore Podcasts: Graeme Macrae Burnet reads from 'The Dark Thread'


Last year I was asked to write an introduction for a collection of modern folktales to be published by English Heritage. ----more---- The result was These Our Monsters, featuring work by Edward Carey, Graeme Mcrae Burnet, Fiona Mozley, Sarah Hall and man...


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 2020-03-28  4m
 
 

episode 72: These Our Monsters Folklore Podcasts: Fiona Mozley reads from 'The Loathly Lady'


Last year I was asked to write an introduction for a collection of modern folktales to be published by English Heritage. ----more---- The result was These Our Monsters, featuring work by Edward Carey, Graeme Mcrae Burnet, Fiona Mozley, Sarah Hall and man...


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 2020-03-18  2m
 
 

episode 71: Edward Carey Reading: from 'These Our Monsters' English Heritage story collection


Last year I was asked to write an introduction for a collection of modern folktales to be published by English Heritage. ----more---- The result was These Our Monsters, featuring work by Edward Carey, Graeme Mcrae Burnet, Fiona Mozley, Sarah Hall and man...


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 2020-03-12  2m
 
 

episode 70: Keats-Shelley Prize 2020 - Songbirds: A Conversation with Simon Barnes - Part 2


Part two of our conversation with Simon Barnes, the award-winning sportswriter, revered birdlover and Chair of 2020's Keats-Shelley Prizes.  Our annual theme is 'Songbirds', to mark the composition 200 years ago of PB Shelley’s To a Skylark and the publi...


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 2019-12-21  29m
 
 

episode 69: Keats-Shelley Prize 2020 - Simon Barnes Reading: on closely-observed gannets


Reading from the blog on his own website, Simon Barnes describes the close attention required and inspired by bird-watching, and the almost poetic empathy that can result. ----more---- Part two of our interview with Simon will follow.  Read more about 20...


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 2019-12-21  2m
 
 

episode 68: Keats-Shelley Prize 2020 - Songbirds: A Conversation with Simon Barnes - Part 1


In this first of two episodes, I talk to Simon Barnes, the award-winning sportswriter, revered birdlover and Chair of 2020's Keats-Shelley Prizes.  Our annual theme is 'Songbirds', to mark the composition 200 years ago of PB Shelley’s To a Skylark and th...


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 2019-12-14  24m
 
 

episode 67: Keats-Shelley Prize 2020 - Simon Barnes reads from The Meaning of Birds


Simon Barnes is unique in the world of literature. How many revered sports writers are also revered nature writers too? Off the top of my head I can think of one: Simon Barnes himself. ----more---- For many years the chief sports of the Times, he covered...


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 2019-12-14  2m
 
 

episode 66: Episode 142 - Amanda Coe: Part 1


Amanda Coe is an English novelist and screenwriter, whose credits include the BAFTA-winning adaptation of John Braine's Room at the Top, and her highly-praised thrillers ...


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 2018-06-08  13m
 
 

episode 65: Episode 141 - Leila Slimani: Part 4


The final part of This Writing Life podcast's chat with Leila Slimani begins with a question about racisial abuse of Muslims in France. From here ...


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 2018-03-18  11m