Podcasts


 
April 10, 2020

Author Not Present: The Woman in the Street

This episode was recorded before the outbreak of the current crisis so we apologise for any inaccuracies! Author Not Present is a podcast in which Louise Hare, Christina Carè, and Peter J Coles critique anonymous submitted pieces. In the third episode, Christina and Peter are joined by author Jarred McGinnis […]
March 27, 2020

Author Not Present: Magrit

This episode was recorded before the outbreak of the current crisis so we apologise for any inaccuracies! Author Not Present is a podcast in which Louise Hare, Christina Carè, and Peter J Coles critique anonymous submitted pieces. In the third episode, they discuss ‘Magrit’ – a quirky story of a […]
March 13, 2020

Author Not Present: Of Sprites and Spirits

Author Not Present is a podcast in which Louise Hare, Christina Carè, and Peter J Coles critique anonymous submitted pieces. In the second episode, they discuss ‘Of Sprites and Spirits’ – a magical realist story of a young boy’s search for connection. Listen to find out what they liked and […]
February 28, 2020

Podcast: Golnoosh Nour

In the thirteenth episode of the MIR Podcast, Peter J Coles talks to writer Golnoosh Nour. They discuss her short story collection ‘The Ministry of Guidance and Other Stories,’ writing about queerness, and why we are reading Iran wrong.     Show Notes: Golnoosh Nour The Ministry of Guidance and Other […]
February 14, 2020

Author Not Present: Twenty Minutes

Author Not Present is a podcast in which Louise Hare, Christina Carè, and Peter J Coles critique anonymous submitted pieces. In the first episode, they discuss ‘Twenty Minutes’ – a story of loss and friendship. Listen to find out what they liked and what they thought could be improved as […]
January 31, 2020

Podcast: At Brick Lane Bookshop

In the twelfth episode of the MIR Podcast, Peter J Coles is in Brick Lane Bookshop with the winner of their short story prize James Mitchell, and the head of the prize, Kate Ellis. They discuss what it takes to craft a winning short story, issues surrounding writing the ‘other’, […]
November 15, 2019

Podcast: The Secret Diary of Bloomsbury

In the eleventh episode of the MIR Podcast, Peter J Coles talks to Elizabeth Dearnley and Michael Eades about their project The Secret Diary of Bloomsbury. They discuss how the project came about, bringing the private into the public space, and keeping a diary. Oh, there is also the mystery […]
October 18, 2019

Podcast: Julia Bell

In the tenth episode of the MIR Podcast, Peter J Coles talks to author Julia Bell about the republication of The Creative Writing Coursebook. They discuss how the coursebook came about, the perennial question of whether writing can be taught, and the influence of the digital on creative writing.   […]
September 6, 2019

Podcast: Toby Litt

In the ninth episode of the MIR Podcast, Angèle Eliane talks to author Toby Litt about his latest novel, Patience. They discuss why the novel took 12 years to write, the importance of finding a voice, and coping with other peoples’ success.     Show Notes: Toby Litt Pre-order Patience […]
July 26, 2019

Podcast: Open Pen

In the eighth episode of the MIR Podcast, Peter J Coles talks to author Sean Preston and Joe Johnston about their literary magazine Open Pen. Sean and Joe explain how the magazine came about, why they’ll take a risk on new writers, and publishing the stories others might not.   […]