Tag: Interviews

INTERVIEW: Grady Hendrix

Grady Hendrix is the author of Horrorstor, about a haunted Scandinavian furniture superstore, which was named one of the best books of 2014 by NPR and has been translated into fourteen languages. His latest novel, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, is Beaches meets The Exorcist set in the ’80s. He has written about the confederate flag

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THE PAPERCHAIN PODCAST – Series 1, Episode 5

EPISODE 5: Zelda Chappel The halfway point of the first series of The Paperchain Podcast is here, and it looks like Zelda Chappel. Zelda comes on the show to talk about her poetry collection The Girl in the Dog Tooth Coat, her own organisation Elbow Room, and writing with no filter. She also reads a

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THE PAPERCHAIN PODCAST – Series 1, Episode 4

EPISODE 4: David Hartley Episode four needs a short apology from Paperchain Podcast – as with Aliya Whiteley’s episode, we recorded this one over Skype, and the sound quality isn’t great. However, that doesn’t stop David Hartley from being an excellent guest. He talks writing for performance, exploding supermarkets, and collaborating with his brother on

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THE PAPERCHAIN PODCAST – Series 1, Episode 3

EPISODE 3: Ella Chappell In the third episode of the 1st series, Daniel talks with award winning poet Ella Chappell (Moonrise) discusses her work, the power of algorithms, Jeff Vandermeer, and finally reads a poem that will make America great again. Ella Chappell was born south of Manchester in 1990. She attained both the BA

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THE PAPERCHAIN PODCAST – Series 1, Episode 2

EPISODE 2: Aliya Whiteley Aliya Whiteley was born in Devon in 1974, and currently lives in Sussex with her husband, daughter and dog. She writes novels, short stories and non-fiction and has been published in places such as The Guardian, Interzone, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Black Static, Strange Horizons, and anthologies such as Fox Spirit’s European

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INTERVIEW: Hannah Witton

Hannah Witton Hannah Witton is a twenty-something YouTuber who spreads positive messages to young people about sex, relationships, body image, gender and sexuality. Doing It candidly and openly explores topics like masturbation and puberty, slut shaming and consent as well as how to maintain healthy relationships in a digital age. You’ve been making videos about sex

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INTERVIEW: Clare Fisher

Clare Fisher Clare Fisher was born in Tooting, south London in 1987. After accidentally getting obsessed with writing fiction when she should have been studying for a BA in History at the University of Oxford, Clare completed an MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths College, University of London. An avid observer of the diverse

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INTERVIEW: Maz Evans

Maz Evans Maz’s writing career began in journalism as a TV critic and feature writer. She has written for many national titles and is a regular pundit on The Jeremy Vine Show. After working as a creative writing lecturer, she founded Story Stew, an anarchic creative writing programme that has visited primary schools and literary

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INTERVIEW: Jason Arnopp

Jason Arnopp Jason Arnopp is a British author and scriptwriter, with a background in journalism. He wrote the Lionsgate feature film Stormhouse, various Doctor Who things, a Friday The 13th novel and script-edited the 2012 Peter Mullan film The Man Inside. jasonarnopp.com Tell us a little bit about yourself, where you grew up, the first time you felt

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INTERVIEW: Christa Wojciechowski

Christa Wojciechowski Christa (Wojo) Wojciechowski is the author of The Wrong David, Sick, and is working on a series called The Sculptor of New Hope. Her characters explore existential turmoil, mental illness, and the complexity of romantic love. She uses her stories to compare the dark, carnal nature of humanity with its higher qualities of

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