Author Spencer Wise joins Daniel Ford and Rebecca Weston at the PRX Podcast Garage in Allston, Mass., to discuss his debut novel The Emperor of Shoes.
Today’s guest is Matt Haig, author of The Humans, Reasons to Stay Alive, and, most recently, How to Stop Time. Haig talks to Daniel Ford about his constant impulse to externalize things and write them down, how memory, hope, despair, and melancholy are woven into How to Stop Time, and how he battles writer’s indecision (as opposed to writer’s block).
Wiley Cash, author of The Last Ballad (out Oct. 3), A Land More Kind Than Home, and This Dark Road of Mercy, talks to Daniel Ford about establishing his storytelling work ethic, chasing Ella May’s ghost while writing The Last Ballad, what he’s learned from his writing students, and why writers need to be really honest with themselves about why they want to write.
Sam Lightner Jr., author of Heavy Green: The Collision of two Unlikely Missions in America's Secret War, talks to Sean Tuohy about how a rock-climbing expedition unexpectedly led to him writing fiction.
Poet Marcus Wicker talks to Daniel Ford about his new poetry collection Silencer. Wicker discusses why he pursued an MFA and how hip-hop influences his poetry. The author also shares one of his poems on the air and explains the difference between writing, reading, and speaking poetry.
T. Jefferson Parker, author of the recently published The Room of White Fire, talks to Daniel Ford about how a high school mythology class ignited his passion for reading and writing, and what real-life events inspired his new book, and what’s in store for his new hero Roland Ford.
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Bianca Marais, author of Hum If You Don’t Know the Words, talks to Daniel Ford about writing stories at a young age, how mystery and detective novels influence her work, and how her upbringing in Apartheid South Africa inspired her debut novel.