In the second episode of the MIR Podcast, MIR 15 editor Amy St Johnston talks to author Lou Kramskoy about her short story “The Front Line.” They discuss ways of writing anxiety, the struggle of choosing a good title, and the importance of reading your work aloud. Lou also gives us her short story recommendation.
Lou Kramskoy is a London-based animation screenwriter. She is a 2018 graduate of the MA Creative Writing at Birkbeck where she was joint recipient of the Birkbeck/ Sophie Warne Fellowship and also the winner of the MA Birkbeck Creative Writing Award for her dissertation. Her story “Glassblower’s Lung” won the 2018 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. She has also been longlisted for the London Short Story, the Bristol Short Story and Mslexia Short Story prizes. Lou is working towards completing her first novel alongside a collection of short stories.
Amy St Johnston has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck. She works as a Managing Editor for a children’s publisher and a reader for a literary agency. Follow her on twitter @amystjohnston