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’, and helpful advice on entering the 2020 short story prize.



Show Notes:

Brick Lane Bookshop

Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize 2020


Birkbeck MA Creative Writing

American Dirt Controversy

Judges: Chris Power, Harriet Moore, Kit Caless, Sharmaine Lovegrove

The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin

Dreyer’s English by Benjamin Dreyer

Weather by Jenny Offill

In the Dream House and Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

The Cut on Tuesdays – The Woman of Your Dreams

CivilWarLand in Bad Decline and Tenth of December by George Saunders

The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis




This podcast was produced and edited by Christina Carè and Peter J Coles


31 January 2020