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Scylla And Charybdis15/05/2020 Duración: 20min
Adam Biles reads his short story Scylla And Charybdis. Adam's novel Feeding Time is available here: https://www.galleybeggar.co.uk/shop-1/wzoo6sfs1kywu2cn9zzxgud574rsxw (There's a preview chapter to read. It's a blast.) The National Centre For Writing and Norwich helped us finance this podcast - and we're very grateful. You can find out about their fine work here: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/
Parisians Are So French07/05/2020 Duración: 15min
Gerry Feehily describes Paris during the first days of lockdown. It's incredible. Just listen already. You can subscribe to our newsletter by visiting www.galleybeggar.co.uk - you'll also find Gerry's story Gunk there, if you can't wait for it to arrive by email... The National Centre For Writing, who I mention at the end (under their old name of The Writers Centre! Oops!) have a lot of really good activities and resources available during lockdown: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk
Galley Beggar Podcast #9 Preti Taneja01/05/2020 Duración: 28min
"I last saw Jeet at the last public event I attended before the UK’s pandemic lockdown – it was in London, for a memorial. After the service, we drank, and talked; and mingled briefly in the crowd; we parted without saying goodbye. So this book as an object holds layers of meaning: memories of travel and of both happy and sad times spent with friends." Preti Taneja thinks about the writer Jeet Thayil and reads from Fulcrum NO. 4, an edition in which Thayil edited a selection of 56 Indian poets under the (beautiful!) title Give the Sea Change and It Shall Change. Writers Preti references include: Henry Derozio, Nissim Ezekiel, Srikanth Reddy, Mukta Sambrani. She also discusses Threads, by Sandeep Parmar, Bhanu Kapil and Nisha Ramayya and Debt Night, a piece she herself wrote in Detours. Links: FULCRUM No. 4, 2005 http://fulcrumpoetry.com/issues/4/index.html THREADS: https://www.poetrybooks.co.uk/products/threads-sandeep-parmar-bhanu-kapil-and-nisha-ramayya HOTEL CORDEL/ DETOURS (for Debt Night) https:/
Mordew Chapter One16/04/2020 Duración: 17min
Alex Pheby reads chapter one of his forthcoming novel, Mordew. You can pre-order Mordew here: https://www.galleybeggar.co.uk/paperback-shop/mordew If you do, we'll also give you a secret password to enable you to listen to the entire book as Alex reads it in weekly instalments. Alternatively, you can subscribe to those instalments on our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=7263656
In the black night of the volcanic cloud03/04/2020 Duración: 39min
Alex Pheby reads a very tasty little morsel from Mordew and Sam Jordison reads Pliny's account of the eruption of Vesuvius.
Galley Beggar Podcast #6 - Adam Biles And The Deep26/03/2020 Duración: 29min
A real treat as Adam Biles reads his story The Deep. Adam is a "megawatt talent" according to The Guardian - and me too - and it's a joy to have him calling in from Paris. His novel Feeding Time is wonderful and available in our store: https://www.galleybeggar.co.uk/shop-1/wzoo6sfs1kywu2cn9zzxgud574rsxw And as an ebook: https://www.galleybeggar.co.uk/kindle/feeding-time-adam-biles-mobi You can read an extract here: https://www.galleybeggar.co.uk/extract-feeding-time-biles You can find his Shakespeare & Co podcasts here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/podcast?playlist=416
Galley Beggar Podcast #5 - Chekhov It Out19/03/2020 Duración: 14min
Sam Jordison reads a Chekhov story called Hush! and goes on a bit about Pliny. Recorded in isolation in Norwich.
Galley Beggar Press Podcast #4: Short Stories24/02/2020 Duración: 47min
A conversation with five writers who were on the longlist of the 2018-2019 short story prize… (So if you’re listening in February 2020, as this podcast comes out, the prize from last year, not the longlist we have recently announced.) The writers are: Alice Ash, Holly Fitzgerald, Thomas Chadwick, Nicholas Petty, Laura Kaye. We spoke in early January 2020 in a surprisingly posh sweet in the Goodenough Club on Mecklenberg Square in London.
Girls by Laura Kaye24/02/2020 Duración: 16min
Laura Kaye reads Girls, a story from the longlist of the 2018-2019 Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize.
Eggs by Alice Ash24/02/2020 Duración: 21min
Alice Ash reads Girls, a story from the longlist of the 2018-2019 Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize.
Little Boxes by Holly Fitzgerald24/02/2020 Duración: 11min
Holly Fitzgerald reads Little Boxes, a story from the longlist of the 2018-2019 Galley Beggar Press short story prize
Above The Fat by Thomas Chadwick24/02/2020 Duración: 28min
Thomas Chadwick reads Above The Fat, a story from the longlist of the 2018-2019 Galley Beggar Press short story prize.
It Is Summer At Camp Pomodoro by Nicholas Petty24/02/2020 Duración: 13min
Nicholas Petty reads It Is Summer At Camp Pomodoro, a story from the longlist of the 2018-2019 Galley Beggar Press short story prize
Galley Beggar Press Podcast #3: Toby Litt31/10/2019 Duración: 31min
Toby Litt came round to Galley Beggar Press HQ to sign copies of his new novel Patience. And he also delivered this wonderful talk - but to say more is to spoil a surprise. Listen out for the thunder. And in my pre-intro introduction that funny knocking sound is a dog's tail wagging against a door. Buy Patience here: https://www.galleybeggar.co.uk/shop-1/patience
Galley Beggar Podcast #2: Lucy Ellmann09/07/2019 Duración: 13min
"I’m sorry to have to mention this, but men don’t like women much." Two days before publication of Ducks, Newburyport and shortly after signing the limited edition copies we send out to subscribers, Lucy Ellmann, talks about men, "this big cow pat of growth and progress that men have dumped upon the environment" and some of the pressing themes that inspired her new 1000-page masterpiece. She explains why "this novel required the blanketing of the reader in stuff," and also, as always, cracks out some awesome one-liners: "One good thing about duelling was that it could potentially rob the world of two idiots." Hope you enjoy listening! FYI: We've sold out of limited editions now, but at the time of broadcast (which is to say, early July, 2019) we still have plenty of first editions of the beautiful mass-market paperback in our online shop: https://www.galleybeggar.co.uk/paperback-shop
Galley Beggar Podcast #1: Alex Pheby27/06/2019 Duración: 01h03min
"I don’t think we as human beings are ethically clean… My entire existence as a human being is unethical... If you’re vegan and get your vegan food from Sainsbury’s you’re just subsidising their bacon... We’re all bad people. We need to work on that." Actual genius Alex Pheby in conversation with Sam Jordison at the Greenwich Literary Festival 2019. Includes readings from Playthings and Lucia - and keep listening to the end for a world exclusive first reading from the forthcoming novel Mordew. For more information and to buy Alex's wonderful books, please visit galleybeggar.co.uk Here's a longer sample, courtesy of twitter user @danieldaviswood who typed it out heroically: "I don’t think we as human beings are ethically clean. I don’t think that is a position you get to occupy. I don’t think you, as a human being—sitting here, you—get to sit there and think that by virtue of you wanting to be a good person, you are a good person. Your entire existence, my entire existence… is already unethical. The ve