Podcast: Lily Dunn on A Wild and Precious Life


In the fifth episode of the MIR Podcast, Peter J Coles talks to author Lily Dunn about ‘A Wild and Precious Life: A Recovery Anthology’. They discuss how the anthology came about, writing addiction, and the ups and downs of alternative forms of publishing.



Show Notes:

A Wild and Precious Life: A Recovery Anthology


Lily Dunn 

Shadowing the Sun by Lily Dunn


The Real Story


Hackney Recovery Service

Zoe Gilbert

Kerry Hudson, Lowborn

Leslie Jamison

Mary Oliver


Common People


This podcast was produced and edited by Peter J Coles


Lily Dunn is a published author of fiction and creative nonfiction, teacher and PhD student. She has recently finished a hybrid memoir about the legacy of her father’s various addictions, and has had essays published by Granta, Litro, the Real Story and Aeon. She is co-founder of London Lit Lab, and a lecturer at Bath Spa University. She is leading a crowdfunding campaign with Unbound to publish an anthology of recovery stories by people who have suffered from addiction and mental illness. You can pledge for a copy here: https://unbound.com/books/recovery/




Peter J. Coles was born in Oxford and currently lives in London. He came to writing after stumbling through various universities around the world studying Japanese literature. He recently finished an MA Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, and is the Managing Editor of Content for MIROnline. He is currently working on two novels and was shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2018 and was longlisted for the Grindstone Literature International Novel Prize 2018. Twitter: @peafield

10 May 2019