In the seventh episode of the MIR Podcast, Peter J Coles talks to author Rob True about his debut collection of short stories, ‘Gospel of Aberration’. Rob talks openly about living with schizophrenia, learning to write stories at the age of 40, and gives his advice on writing good dialogue.
MIR Podcast Episode 6 with Lily Dunn
This podcast was produced and edited by Peter J Coles
Rob True was born in 1971. Unable to read or write very well, he left school with no qualifications and struggled to hold down a job at tyre fitters, factories and warehouses. Hospitalised in his early twenties with a psychotic illness, he didn’t work for eleven years. After many years working on building sites, aged forty, his wife taught him how to use paragraphs and punctuation and he began writing stories. Since then, Rob has been published in The Arsonist Magazine, Open Pen Magazine, Low Light Magazine, Occulum, Burning House Press, and Litro Magazine, and his debut work, Gospel of Aberration, has been published with Burning House Press this year. You can find him on Twitter @RobTrueStories