Episode 78 - Rosa Rankin-Gee: Part 4


Part four of Rosa Rankin-Gee's This Writing Life podcast interview opens with some bad pronunciation, some Borges, a little light reading and some Vocalzone throat lozenge chatter. Rosa really begins by examining the idea of imagining the worst things possible as a way of forestalling the worst reality possible. Keep reading →

Episode 77 - Rosa Rankin-Gee: Part 3


Part three of Rosa Rankin-Gee's conversation with This Writing Life podcast about her debut The Last Kings of Sark begins with love triangles, friendship triangles, family triangles, third wheels and intense feelings. Keep reading →

Episode 76 - Rosa Rankin-Gee: Part 2


Part two of Rosa Rankin-Gee's chat with This Writing Life begins with a discussion of the coming-of-age-story (in her case, debut novel The Last Kings of Sark). Keep reading →

Episode 75 - Rosa Rankin-Gee: Part 1


Rosa Rankin-Gee was one of the first guests on This Writing Life when the podcast was still a glint in its host's eye. We spoke ostensibly about her excellent debut novel The Last Kings of Sark but quickly widened the focus to the challenges of being a first-time and very young novelist, to sitting in large publishing boardrooms and sucking strange sweets. Keep reading →

Episode 74 - Rosa Rankin-Gee reads from The Last Kings of Sark


As a trailer for the next writer to face the onslaught that is This Writing Life podcast, Rosa Rankin-Gee reads from her debut novel, The Last Kings of Sark (Virago).

This was one of the first This Writing Life podcasts recorded, and remains a favourite of your host.

Part one to follow. You can learn more about Rosa at her website: here.

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 →

Episode 46 - Harry Parker: Part 1


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 →

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


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


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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