Episode 50 - David Gates: Part 1


David Gates is a novelist, musician, journalist and teacher. His debut, Jernigan (1991), was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and was shortlisted for the National Book Award. Keep reading →

Episode 49 - Writing Life Trailer: David Gates on Donald Trump


As a taster for our next guest, the fine American novelist David Gates, who talks about his classic debut, Jernigan, his new story collection, A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me, and throws in a little analysis of the architectural politics of Donald Trump for free.
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Episode 48 - Harry Parker: Part 3


Harry Parker begins the third and final part of his conversation with This Writing Life by considering the emotional effects of his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Keep reading →

Episode 47 - Harry Parker: Part 2


The second part of our chat with Harry Parker about his debut novel Anatomy of a Soldier begins with a cheerful discussion of decay and destruction of both objects or people.  Keep reading →


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