James Frey James Frey is originally from Ohio. His books A Million Little Pieces, My Friend Leonard, Bright Shiny Morning and The Final Testament of the Holy Bible have all been bestsellers around the world. He is married and lives in New York. Q. What was your first engagement with literature and what inspired you
Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children’s Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa
Kelly Wilkinson (Cover Photo Credit) Gareth E. Rees is the founder and editor of the website Unofficial Britain, a hub for alternative histories, imagined pasts, forbidden zones, secret trails, unreliable narrators and hallucinatory visions of these weird isles. His first book, Marshland; Dreams and Nightmares on the Edge of London (Influx Press, 2013) was a psychedelic, psychogeographic
It is our great pleasure to share with you our interview with Emma Glass the fabulous mind to one of this years greatest debuts ‘Peach’ – we also had the honour of reviewing this before publication for Bloomsbury Circus and our review can be read here. Renews one’s faith in the power of literature –
Elani has grown up in violence. It surrounds her. It inhabits her father and lives on every face in her neighborhood. But Elani has learned a trick: watching people’s hands. If she carefully observes how someone carries a mug or a phone or a bottle, she can spot that subtle difference between holding and wielding.
Joseph Sale sits down and has a chat with Nate Crowley, author of ‘100 Best Video Games (That Never Existed) They chat about MMO’s, zombies, writing, gaming and much more! Joseph Sale: Hello! Nate Crowley: Hello! Thank you so much for agreeing to do this interview, especially considering how early in the day it is.
STORGY: I firstly wanted to say how much I enjoyed ‘Sleeping Beauties’ a book that you penned with your father. Could you explain to us where the original concept came from? OWEN KING: The premise was mine, but it was pretty vague. I pitched my dad something like, “What if one day all the women
EPISODE 10: Alasdair Stuart “There’s a lot of authors out there and if you pay them right you will get all of them.” It’s the final episode of the first series of The Paperchain Podcast and we’ve got Escape Artist’s very own Alasdair Stuart on the show. He talks about his origins as a film
EPISODE 7: Gary Budden “I wanted landscape punk, not nature writing” Gary Budden met Daniel in a pub near Old Street for Episode 7. He’s the co-director of Influx Press, and an editor for Unsung Stories. Amongst many things we talk about the saviour of genre fiction awards Chuck Tingle, psychogeography, Hookland, and non-places in
EPISODE 6: Abi Hynes It’s the sixth episode of The Paperchain Podcast, and we move out of the studio to a very strange hotel that hates breakfast to chat with Abi Hynes, a Manchester based poet, writer, and playwright. We chat about how to know when something is a play, or a story; working with