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The National Centre for Writing celebrates and explores the artistic and social power of creative writing and literary translation.

The National Centre for Writing celebrates and explores the artistic and social power of creative writing and literary translation.
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The National Centre for Writing celebrates and explores the artistic and social power of creative writing and literary translation.

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#16 Translation in action: Gerbrand Bakker, David Colmer and Andrew Burton

10/10/2018
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Continuing our series focusing on translation, we talk to with author Gerbrand Bakker, translator David Colmer and scriptwriter Andrew Burton about how they are linked through Gerbrand's award-winning novel The Twin. Hosted by Simon Jones, writer and Digital Marketing Manager at the National Centre for Writing. Find out more about the National Centre for Writing: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/ Mentioned events: Dragon Hall Salon:...

Duration:00:25:53

#15 Found in Translation

10/4/2018
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In the first in a new series focusing on translation, we talk to Susan Harris and Samantha Schnee from magazine Words Without Borders about the how translation works, why it's important and how it has the potential to bring the world together. These interviews were recorded at London Book Fair - apologies for the background noise of intense hubbub. Hosted by Simon Jones, writer and Digital Marketing Manager at the National Centre for Writing. Find out more about the National Centre for...

Duration:00:27:13

#14 The Noirwich Lecture: Val McDermid

9/26/2018
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Val McDermid delivered the annual lecture at the 2018 Noirwich Crime Writing Festival, on the subject of "What we really talk about when we talk about crime fiction", and we have the full speech on the podcast for you today. As well as being a legendary crime author, Val is also one of this year's Man Booker Prize judges, and her lecture examines where crime fiction sits in the wider literature scene and how it relates to society and the real world. The Noirwich Lecture is presented by The...

Duration:00:36:50

#13 Exploring live literature with Story Machine Productions

9/19/2018
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We talk to Sam Ruddock, director of Story Machine Productions, about reinventing live literature and how to create transformative experiences based on the reading of books. Hosted by Simon Jones, writer and Digital Marketing Manager at the National Centre for Writing. Find out more about the National Centre for Writing: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/ Mentioned events: Life & Times of Michael K: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/whats-on/life-times-of-michael-k/ Related...

Duration:00:22:17

#12 Anthony Horowitz on The Word is Murder

9/12/2018
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As the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival 2018 kicks off, we look back at the 2017 festival when Anthony Horowitz sat down with Chris Gribble to discuss his long and varied career and the creation of The Word is Murder. Hosted by Simon Jones, writer and Digital Marketing Manager at the National Centre for Writing. Find out more about the National Centre for Writing: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/ Mentioned events: Noirwich Crime Writing Festival: https://noirwich.co.uk Dragon Hall...

Duration:00:45:42

#11 MacBride, Billingham and Brookmyre

9/5/2018
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We have a trio of amazing crime writers on the show today, as we get ever-closer to the launch of the 2018 Noirwich Crime Writing Festival. First up is Christopher Brookmyre and Mark Billingham talking to Steph McKenna in their comedy duo mode, followed by Stuart MacBride in conversation with Alice Kent. Hosted by Simon Jones, writer and Digital Marketing Manager at the National Centre for Writing. Find out more about the National Centre for Writing:...

Duration:00:15:19

#10 Val McDermid & Elodie Harper at Noirwich

8/29/2018
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As we close in on the return of the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival, we take a look back at the 2017 festival. Today we've got interviews with none other than Val McDermid and Elodie Harper - plus I catch up with Steph McKenna (of newsletter fame) about what's on at the festival this year. Hosted by Simon Jones, writer and Digital Marketing Manager at the National Centre for Writing. Find out more about the National Centre for Writing: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/ Mentioned...

Duration:00:16:51

#9 World building in science fiction with Ian Nettleton

8/22/2018
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Dive into the science fiction genre with an in-depth look at world building with tutor Ian Nettleton. We discuss alternate realities, imagined futures and how world building relates to plot, character and story. Hosted by Simon Jones, writer and Digital Marketing Manager at the National Centre for Writing. Find out more about the National Centre for Writing: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/ Mentioned events: Amazing Tales: An Introduction to Science Fiction:...

Duration:00:33:29

#8 Ben Okri on Active Citizenship

8/15/2018
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Novelist and poet Ben Okri delivered a powerful provocation on the urgent need for 'active citizenship' during the Norfolk & Norwich Festival earlier this year. Afterwards, we caught up with Ben to discuss leadership, responsibility and dealing with seemingly insurmountable challenges. We highly recommend reading Ben's provocation on The Guardian's website alongside this episode: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/30/populism-brexit-citizens-political-responsibility Hosted...

Duration:00:10:10

#6 The power of comics with Canan Marasligil

8/1/2018
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This week it's all about comics, as Peggy talks with Canan Marasligil about their power, cultural significance and the importance of translation. Don't miss Canan's top recommendations for new comics readers! Hosted by Simon Jones, writer and Digital Marketing Manager at the National Centre for Writing. Find out more about the National Centre for Writing: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/introducing-the-national-centre-for-writing/ Mentioned events: Dragon Hall open day:...

Duration:00:23:03

#5 Writing a bestseller with Mark Stay plus Man Booker longlist

7/26/2018
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Flo Reynolds discusses the Man Booker longlist and we talk with Mark Stay about writing and publishing a book in 52 weeks, in the form of The Bestseller Experiment podcast. Hosted by Simon Jones, writer and Digital Marketing Manager at the National Centre for Writing. Find out more about the National Centre for Writing: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/introducing-the-national-centre-for-writing/ Mentioned events: Noirwich: noirwich.co.uk Creative Writing Online courses:...

Duration:00:22:36

#4 Sarah Perry, Fiona Sampson & Peggy Hughes on Shelley, du Maurier and Spark

7/18/2018
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Direct from the Spiegeltent at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, this week on the podcast we join Sarah Perry, Fiona Sampson and Peggy Hughes to talk about Mary Shelley, Daphne du Maurier and Muriel Spark, chaired by Caroline O'Donoghue. Hosted by Simon Jones, writer and Digital Marketing Manager at the National Centre for Writing. Find out more about the National Centre for Writing: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/introducing-the-national-centre-for-writing/ Useful links: Norfolk &...

Duration:00:51:53

#3 Mark Dawson on earning 6-figures by self-publishing

7/11/2018
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Mark Dawson joins us this week to discuss his road towards indie publishing success. Hosted by Simon Jones, writer and Digital Marketing Manager at the National Centre for Writing. Find out more about the National Centre for Writing: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/introducing-the-national-centre-for-writing/ Mentioned events: Dragon Hall Salon (Tuesday 17th July): https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/whats-on/dragon-hall-salon/ Useful links: Mark Dawson's website:...

Duration:00:15:54

#2 Kickstarting feminisms with Deborah Smith

7/4/2018
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We spoke to Deborah Smith, translator and founder of Tilted Axis, about using Kickstarter to crowdfund the publication of their new chapbook series, Translating Feminisms. Hosted by Simon Jones, writer and Digital Marketing Manager at the National Centre for Writing. Find out more about the National Centre for Writing: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/introducing-the-national-centre-for-writing/ Mentioned events: Worlds: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/worlds/ East Anglian...

Duration:00:21:54

#1 Introducing the National Centre for Writing

6/28/2018
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The National Centre for Writing launched at Dragon Hall in Norwich this month. To celebrate and explore what that means, we talk with Chief Executive Chris Gribble and Programme Director Peggy Hughes about the ambitions and aims of organisation and what it means for writers around the UK. Hosted by Simon Jones, writer and Digital Marketing Manager at the National Centre for Writing. Find out more about the National Centre for Writing:...

Duration:00:24:15

Tim Clare's Couch to 80k Writing Bootcamp

2/13/2018
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Writer, performer and tutor Tim Clare came in to talk about how to form a writing habit, taking criticism and his Couch to 80k Writing Bootcamp. Couch to 80k Bootcamp: http://www.timclarepoet.co.uk/couchto80kwritingbootcamp/ Tim's website: http://www.timclarepoet.co.uk/ Death of 1000 Cuts: https://soundcloud.com/timclare Tim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TimClarePoet

Duration:00:54:47

Letyar Tun & Lucas Stewart

1/10/2018
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Today we've got an interview with Leytar Tun, a writer and translator from Myanmar who spent 18 years in prison, 14 of them on death row. He was here with writer and editor Lucas Stewart to talk about Hidden Words.Hidden Worlds, an anthology of short stories from the region. The original version featured 28 short stories in 12 languages and 11 different scripts, which illustrates the uniqueness of Myanmar's literature scene. Leytar and Lucas discuss the challenges of writing in ethnic...

Duration:00:42:25

Voices from Japan: Episode Three - Aoko Matsuda

11/21/2017
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Episode three in a series of podcasts exploring the world of Japanese literature. Hosted by translator Polly Barton in partnership with Writers' Centre Norwich. This is the second of a two-part conversation about Aoko Matsuda, one of Japan's most promising young writers. Aoko has published four collections of stories; English translations of her work include “Photographs Are Images” and “Love Isn’t Easy When You Are The National Anthem” (trans. Jeffrey Angles) in Monkey Business, “Smartening...

Duration:00:32:44

Voices from Japan: Episode Two - Aoko Matsuda

11/17/2017
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Episode two in a series of podcasts exploring the world of Japanese literature. Hosted by translator Polly Barton in partnership with Writers' Centre Norwich. This is the first of a two-part conversation with Aoko Matsuda, one of Japan's most promising young writers. Aoko has published four collections of stories; English translations of her work include “Photographs Are Images” and “Love Isn’t Easy When You Are The National Anthem” (trans. Jeffrey Angles) in Monkey Business, “Smartening Up”...

Duration:00:57:49

Voices from Japan: Episode One - Keshiki

11/8/2017
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The first in a series of podcasts exploring the world of Japanese literature. Hosted by translator Polly Barton in partnership with Writers' Centre Norwich. Episode One focuses on KESHIKI, an exciting series of eight chapbooks showcasing some of the most talented writers working in Japan today. KESHIKI, published by Strangers Press (part of the UEA Publishing Project) in February 2017, offers unusual perspectives on contemporary Japan from well-known names and new voices – many of which have...

Duration:00:55:49