Episode 28 - Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life - Part 2


In the second part of our lunch-time chat with Hanya Yanagihara for the amazing A Little Life, we began by discussing how her second book was a reaction to her debut, the also amazing The People in the Trees. Keep reading →

Episode 27 - Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life - Part 1


For the second Writing Life Podcast conversation with Hanya Yanagihara, we moved from tea at a posh London hotel to lunch at a posh(ish) London restaurant. This was not the only difference. Yanagihara had herself moved: jobs, from Conde Nast to the New York Times; and novels from her debut The People in the Trees to A Little Life, which has recently been long-listed for the Man Booker prize.
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Episode 26 - Anna Smaill: Part 2


In part two of This Writing Life's podcast with Anna Smaill, we negotiate photographers, noises in RIBA and publicists to discuss her soon-to-be Man Booker longlisted debut novel, The Chimes.
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Episode 25 - Anna Smaill Part 1


Anna Smaill is a New Zealand poet, academic and now Man Booker longlisted novelist. Keep reading →

Episode 24 - Hanya Yanagihara: The People in Trees - Part 3


In the final part of my Yanagihara trilogy from 2014, we continue to discuss her astonishing, unnerving debut The People in the Trees. Keep reading →

Episode 23 - Hanya Yanagihara: The People in Trees - Part 2


In the second part of my nicely noisy conversation with Hanya Yanagihara about her debut novel The People in the Trees, we began by discussing  Keep reading →

Episode 22- Hanya Yanagihara: The People in Trees - Part 1


Hawaiian-born Hanya Yanagihara has been feted across the world, and longlisted for 2015's Man Booker Prize, for her amazing A Little Life. A Writing Life podcast is on the way. Keep reading →

Episode 21 - Hanya Yanagihara 2014 on Book Groups


A short taster for my first interview with Hanya Yanagihara from 2014 about her extraordinary debut novel, The People in Trees

A Writing Life podcast with Hanya about her differently extraordinary Man Booker longlisted A Little Life will be out last this month. 
For now, enjoy Yanagihara on encountering an Upper East Side book group. 

Episode 20 - Tom Drury Part 3


In the third part of my conversation with Tom Drury, we rewind to his days studying creative writing with Robert Coover, 'a great teacher'.
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Episode 19 - Tom Drury on the Internet


A small taster for part three of my chat with Tom Drury. 

We talk MP3s, social networking, email, and The New Luddites from the third Grouse County novel, Pacific. 

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