Episode 48 - Harry Parker: Part 3

8Apr

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 →

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Episode 47 - Harry Parker: Part 2

4Apr

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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Episode 46 - Harry Parker: Part 1

29Mar

Harry Parker is a painter and, thanks to his debut Anatomy of a Soldier, a novelist. Before he was either of those, he served in the British Army, first in Iraq and later Afghanistan. Keep reading →

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Episode 45 - Harry Parker: Reading from Anatomy of a Soldier

24Mar

As a trailer for our next This Writing Life subject, soldier-novelist Harry Parker reads from his debut, Anatomy of a Soldier

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Episode 36 - Kate Hamer: Part 2

6Jan

Part two of our interview with Kate Hamer begins with a discussion of Carmel, the 'Girl' in The Girl in the Red Coat. Keep reading →

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Episode 35 - Kate Hamer: Reading from The Girl in the Red Coat

26Dec

As a trailer for the second part of our interview with Kate Hamer, she reads a second excerpt from her Costa-nominated debut The Girl in the Red Coat.

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Episode 34 - Kate Hamer - Girl in a Red Coat: Part 1

21Dec

If Kate Hamer's debut novel The Girl in the Red Coat sounds familiar, in part because it joins a horde of books with the word 'Girl' in the title, Keep reading →

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Episode 33 - Kate Hamer reads Chapter 1 of The Girl in the Red Coat

19Dec

As a trailer for my two part interview with Kate Hamer, author of the Costa-nominated debut The Girl in the Red Coat, she reads from the opening chapter.

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Episode 32 - Sloane Crosley: Part 2

7Dec

The second part of my conversation with Sloane Crosley about her debut novel The Clasp began with us discussing how books give bookish young people a map for their lives. Keep reading →

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Episode 31 - Sloane Crosley: Part 1

4Dec

Sloane Crosley is a journalist, essayist and now, thanks to her bright and funny debut The Clasp, a novelist.  Keep reading →

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