Podcast: Mazin Saleem on his debut novel ‘The Prick’


In the sixth episode of the MIR Podcast, Peter J Coles talks to author Mazin Saleem about his debut novel ‘The Prick’. They discuss what it means to be a terrible person, middle-class malaise, and the crisis of masculinity.



Show Notes:

Mazin Saleem

Open Pen

Strange Horizons

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

Fight Club

The Cable Guy

At Swim, Two Birds by Brian O’Nolan

Les Murray

Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer

The Other Wind by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Open Pen Novelette Series




This podcast was produced and edited by Peter J Coles


Mazin Saleem is an author from Manchester currently living in London. He has written short fiction for Litro Magazine, The Literateur, Pornokitsch, Open pen, and more, and is a regular reviewer at Strange Horizons. His first book The prick is out now with Open Pen.




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

24 May 2019