Hello friends. Here’s the latest episode of Death Of 1000 Cuts. I said I was going to record some chats with other writers and lo, here is the first of what will hopefully be ‘a bunch’. Joe Dunthorne has appeared on the podcast before, helping me look at a couple of listeners’ first pages, but today we had a chat about what he’s learned from writing three novels, and what is still as difficult and perplexing as ever. He’s really honest and witty and warm and I’m sure you’ll find a lot of his experiences helpful and strangely comforting, insofar as writing excellent, critically-acclaimed novels turns out to be Not Easy.

If you’d like to read his latest, it’s called THE ADULTERANTS – just click this link to buy.

His previous novels are WILD ABANDON and SUBMARINE and they are nuanced, clever, funny and full of humanity. His new poetry collection, O POSITIVE, is due out next year.

Once you’ve filled your boots with great stuff by Joe, if you like the podcast and would like to help me cover my costs and continue writing, please click this link and buy a copy or two of my novel, THE HONOURS. It looks sexy and makes a smashing gift.

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