Best novelist podcasts we could find (Updated May 2018)
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Moving From Hobbyist to Pro
Terry Fallis, award-winning Canadian novelist blogs about his writing life and podcasts his novels.
Amanda Erin Miller has been trying to write a novel for over four years with the knowledge that even if she is so triumphant as to finish it one day, there is no guarantee anyone will read it besides her writing group. Nevertheless there is a compulsion to write the damn thing. She can't help but shake her head at the sheer insanity of the undertaking and has concluded that someone who attempts this has to have something (or multiple things) wrong with them. Her curiosity about the inner wor ...
Getting Published
Getting Published is for aspiring writers everywhere who want to turn their hobby—their passion—into a career. I'm Peter Brewster, a Barcelona-based graphic designer; but deep down I've always been a writer. If you feel the same, follow me on my journey as I try to hone my craft and earn credibility as an author. Episode to episode, you'll hear the lessons I learn, as well as invaluable advice from interviews with published authors and other aspiring writers like me. Let's build a community ...
David Morley, Director of the Warwick Writing Programme, leads you through a series of creative writing challenges designed to help you develop your creativity and talent as a writer and reader.
We release weekly interviews with awesome storytellers ranging from novelists to screenwriters to TV producers. Topics cover how-to's, writing advice, craft tips for writers, career nuggets, and the highs and lows of being a storyteller. We are a safe space for listeners to absorb information and learn in a way that'll shake up their creative routine. Our community welcomes each storyteller and writer and aims to make them feel less alone.
Front Row Weekly
Interviews with leading novelists, musicians, film directors, artists and more, from Radio 4's flagship arts show, presented by Kirsty Lang and John Wilson. Front Row is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 each weekday evening at 7.15 - 7.45pm
Bestselling and award winning writers Danielle Trussoni and Walter Kirn host the WRITERLY podcast, a weekly discussion of all things pertaining to the real lives of working writers. From getting and firing an agent, to book publicity, to contracts, to working with an editor, to writing your first draft-- Writerly will cover it all. To learn more about the podcast, please visit us at Follow Danielle and Walter at @danitrussoni and @walterkirn.
Let's Talk Novels
STEP INTO MY WORKSHOP where I have been writing and publishing novels full-time since 1993. Let me say up front: this podcast isn't for just anyone. If you're looking to be entertained, or you just want to hang out and shoot the breeze with a bunch of novelists, there are a number of other podcasts that do that. But if you're serious about learning the craft of writing and publishing fiction, you're in the right place. (Just to be clear -- we'll have a great time! When it comes to writing no ...
Francesca Rheannon talks to writers of all genres about matters that move us and make us think.
Host J. Robert Lennon interviews writers visiting Cornell University as part of the Barbara and David Zalaznick Reading Series, including George Saunders, Junot Diaz, Lydia Davis, Charles Simic, Claudia Emerson, Nicholson Baker, Téa Obreht, Jonathan Franzen, Heather McHugh, and many more.
Stories and Sound Design by Joe Stracci. I leave a lot out when I tell the truth.
Allan Gregg in Conversation presents in-depth conversations with some of the world's most prominent authors, artists, and cutting-edge thinkers. Allan Gregg in Conversation airs Fridays at 10:00 PM EST on TVO - Canada's largest educational broadcaster.
Scripts & Scribes
The free writing resource website created for writers, by writers.
Author and novelist David Wallace Fleming publishes original humor, science fiction and fantasy short stories. Subscribe for a variety of free, serialized audiobooks of short fiction. For more info on the author, visit
The Turtle Book Club is a podcast for people who love to wander through books. Come and get lost with comedian Bisha K Ali & researcher Sadaf Fahim. Leave pretentiousness at the door. There are no stupid questions except "Are there stupid questions?" If you like sweary, wonky thinking and joy - you're in the right place.
The League of Unextraordinary Gentlemen is a Michigan based writers group. This is the podcast where two guys who never have published anything talk about writing, and the world of publishing.
Heena Rathore
Fiction Writing with Author Heena is a Fiction Writing Podcast series where Crime & Thriller author Heena Rathore P. shares the basics of Fiction Writing or Creative Writing. These podcasts are a short and to-the-point collection of all the knowledge she has acquired in getting her novels successfully published. She mentors new writers and helps them by giving constructive feedback. She also answers queries related to writing, publishing and social media.Heena Rathore Pardeshi is a novelist, ...
Crime Writers On...
True crime authors and real-life couple Rebecca Lavoie and Kevin Flynn hold a pop-culture roundtable with noir novelist Toby Ball and journalist-turned-investigator Lara Bricker. The panel chats about other podcasts (including 'Serial') as well as journalism, storytelling, TV shows and films, and the special segment, 'Crime of the Week.' This podcast is aka Crime Writers On...Serial (& More!). Show website: Follow the show on Twitter @crimewriterson. Find us on Facebook f ...
Lessons in creative writing from a ghostly array of great novelists, poets and playwrights such as Ted Hughes, W.B. Yeats and Allen Ginsberg. Presented by Cathy FitzGerald.
Corbyn! Trump! Brexit! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting. TALKING POLITICS is the podcast that tries to make sense of it all. Each Thursday, in Cambridge, David Runciman will talk to his regular panel along with novelists, comedians, historians, philosophers - and even a few politicians - and ask them what they think is going on... Democracy is feeling the strain everywhere. What might happen next? How bad could it get? As it unfolds, TALKING POLIT ...
Author Sven Ericsson discusses his writing process, gives clips of his work, and discusses various topics - from his "extreme centrist" political views to general observations about life. Sometimes witty, sometimes serious. Often sublime.
I Have to Ask
As Slate’s resident interrogator, Isaac Chotiner has tangled with Newt Gingrich and gotten personal with novelist Jonathan Franzen. Now he’s bringing his pointed and smart interview style to the new podcast “I Have to Ask.” Isaac will talk one-on-one with newsmakers, celebrities, and cultural icons to help us better understand them and our world.
Poet, playwright and novelist, Simon Armitage was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford University in 2015. This series features his public engagements.Series image credit Paul Wolfgang Webster.
Monthly series in which historical novelist Sarah Dunant delves into the past for stories and moments that help frame the present, bringing to life worlds that span the centuries.
This is a collection of short stories by Fyodor Dostoevsky, the Russian novelist and short story writer. (Summary by sidhu177)
In 1914, at the age of 51, the novelist and poet May Sinclair volunteered to leave the comforts of England to go to the Western Front, joining the Munro Ambulance Corps ministering to wounded Belgian soldiers in Flanders. Her experiences in the Great War, brief and traumatizing as they were, permeated the prose and poetry she wrote after this time. Witness of great human pain and tragedy, Sinclair was in serious danger of her life on multiple occasions. This journal makes no attempt to be an ...
ArtSeesDiner Radio is a part of ArtSees Productions and home of Steve and Mary E. ArtSees Diner brings you musicians, authors, thinkers, and dreamers. At ArtSees Diner you will find special guests in each booth. Home of "Reck It Out With John and Steve" and other weekly shows. We are changing the world, One Song at a Time, One Heart at a Time! What ever you do, do not make "The Chef" wait!
The living memoir of author Warren Adler. As novelist with 50 works and major movies including War of The Roses, Adler has a memory that takes him back to age 3.
Write Tea is a monthly podcast, hosted by Rahima R. Rice, that highlights writers in the Washington, DC area. Our goal is to expose our listeners to the writing process, through a wide array of talented writers at the height of their craft.
Londonist Out Loud
Londonist Out Loud is a weekly podcast devoted to life, history and culture in London, UK. Join novelist N Quentin Woolf ( and his special guests, as he peels off the skin of the city and delves into deep-level London, discovering new and hidden qualities of the capital. Recommended by the Telegraph and the Guardian.
Roger Roeper & Dick Ebert & Gene Lyons host a weekly podcast covering Westworld the hit science fiction thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy for HBO, based on the 1973 film of the same name, which was written and directed by American novelist Michael Crichton. Nolan serves as executive producer along with Joy, J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk with Nolan directing the pilot. The series premiered October 2, 2016. Described as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial ...
Allan Gregg in Conversation presents in-depth conversations with some of the world's most prominent authors, artists, and cutting-edge thinkers. Allan Gregg in Conversation airs Fridays at 10:00 PM EST on TVO - Canada's largest educational broadcaster.
There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries about Hitler but only a few about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bad guys (and gals) are eternally fascinating. Behind the Bastards dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives. Listeners will learn about the young adult novels that helped Hitler form his monstrous ideology, the founder of Blackwater’s insane quest to build his own Air Force, the bizarre lives ...
Sacred Truth ( Audio Version ) - Natural health and beyond will cover all aspect of natural health. From nutrition, natural remedies, herbs, organic recipes, natural supplements, tips for health living and much much more. We will give you the tools, techniques, information and inspiration to help you come in touch with the bliss that is your birthright and connect with your innate power for radiant well being, self-trust and personal freedom. The more you come to live your life from your own ...
Novelist, Brooklyinite.
Ben Settle is a diehard marketer, author, novelist, and self described "anti-professional.” His controversial perspectives on business, marketing, and the inner game of success will entertain, offend, or piss you off — guaranteed, or your money back. Listener discretion is advised.
Radio Free Dystopia
A podcast about what we learn when facts and dystopian fiction start to look the same. Join dystopian novelist Toby Ball, journalist Meg Heckman and assorted guests as they talk about authoritarianism, free speech, environmental decay and what it means to commit acts of resistance. Also: Power, privilege, freedom and – perhaps most importantly of all – hope.
Hosted by Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan, fiction/non/fiction interprets current events through the lens of literature, and features conversations with writers of all stripes, from novelists and poets to journalists and essayists.
A series of encouraging short podcasts about writing and overcoming hurdles, for first time novelists, from English author M. G. Leonard.
Novelist, lifelong writer.
Open Stacks
On Open Stacks, we bring you conversations with scholars, poets, novelists and activists on books that surprise challenge delight and impress. Here, as in our stores, the most seasoned of readers can once again feel a sense of wonder in discovering a book.
Written In Blood
Crime novelist Simon Toyne investigates some of the darkest real-life crime stories which have inspired pieces of crime fiction.Written In Blood Sundays at 22:00 on CBS Reality.Sky 146 Freeview 66 Virgin 148 Freesat 135
Author, screenwriter, graphic novelist and all-round geek idol Neil Gaiman discusses The Ocean at the End of the Lane, his first novel for adults in over eight years. Credited as one of the top living postmodern writers, and winner of the Newbery and Carnegie Medals, his works include The Sandman, Coraline, Stardust, American Gods, a Douglas Adams biography and two Doctor Who episodes.
Your ultimate level of success depends on your ability to express yourself in a creative, confident, and compelling way. Whether you speak, teach, or write, the same underlying principles of communication will guarantee excellence in whatever you do. The Communication Guys podcast teaches those timeless, universal principles and applies them to all forms of communication: spoken and written, personal and public, platform and small group. Tim Downs is a professional speaker, communication tra ...
Weekly interviews with poets, performance artists, film-makers, novelists and storytellers. Rotating hosts: Nina Serrano the first two Wednesdays of the month; Jovelyn Richards the third Wednesday; and Reyna Cowan the fourth Wednesday.
Story Geometry
After banging his head against the literary wall on various projects for years, aspiring novelist and screenwriter Ben Hess was desperate for advice and guidance. Leveraging over a decade of video production, filmmaking, and storytelling, he turned off his camera, turned up the mic, and started asking award winning writers their perspective on the craft and community of writing. Welcome to Story Geometry.
On her weekly TV, podcast and radio program, author and journalist Laura Flanders interviews forward-thinking people from the world of politics, business, culture and social movements. The Laura Flanders Show produces 28 minute episodes on a weekly schedule. Recent guests include author/activist Naomi Klein, agrarian reformer Shirley Sherrod, novelist Arundhati Roy, economists Richard Wolff, Michael Hudson and ’Next System” theorist Gar Alperovitz.
Poet / Novelist / Spoken Word Artist
From Nobel laureates to debut novelists, international translations to investigative journalism, each themed issue of Granta turns the attention of the world’s best writers on to one aspect of the way we live now. Granta does not have a political or literary manifesto, but it does have a belief in the power and urgency of the story and its supreme ability to describe, illuminate and make real. Our podcasts bring you readings & in depth discussions with highly acclaimed authors & rising stars ...
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Paul Haddad is an accomplished writer, novelist, TV showrunner, and currently AMC Network Executive. He's also who I refer to as an ambassador of Los Angeles. He loves L.A.! You've probably read some of his books (check them out here). After graduating from USC and wanting to be a documentarian, Paul began traveling the world with the E! show " ...…
On this month’s episode we have a feature interview with international novelist Tom Rachman, talking about his new book, The Italian Teacher, a short story by Calgary writer Mike Thorn, and news about the Brenda Strathern Writing Prize.
Masha Gessen’s book The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia is the winner of the Library’s 2018 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism. A defining account of Russia’s post-Soviet era, it asks how the country’s prospects for democracy disappeared under the rule of Vladimir Putin. Taking on a novelistic approa ...…
By examining the way novelists construct compelling characters, we can actually look at our own lives with a bit more objectivity and a little less self-judgment. Adrienne Bell's book PlotMD Rachael Herron's podcast/YouTube How Do You Write interviewing Adrienne Bell Stephanie on: Instagram Facebook Twitter…
Rick Kogan speaks with novelist Bob Hartley about his latest piece of work “North and Central“. Bob shares his challenges of entering into the publishing scene, how his life experiences influence his writing, and more.
Arab World 1: Bothayna Al Essa Festival Director Ahlam Bolooki discusses novelist Bothayna Al Essa’s recent commencement speech at Kuwait University as well as Takween, her bookshop and publishing house. Arab World 2: Audiobooks in the Arab World This week, we spoke to Tarek Bolbol, CEO of Booklava Audio and discussing whether audiobooks are ma ...…
This week’s Love in History comes with a song in our hearts – from the musical love of Irving and Ellin Berlin. Also in this episode, Lovin America On the Road from the Riverfront in N’awlins with Mona and Don, the lady and the lawman; Lovin the News from the quirky side of South Dakota! Extended features for Lovin America’s Patrons (www.patreo ...…
Spokesman-Review reporter Nick Deshais talks with best-selling novelist Jess Walter about writing Spokane, his next book and the upcoming movie production of “Beautiful Ruins.”
Kinky Friedman is a singer-songwriter, performing and recording artist, humorist and novelist. In addition to his artistic career, he was a candidate for Governor of Texas. Kinky Friedman is also a friend to animals and founded the Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch. His new album Circus of Life is coming out soon. Bob Dylan once said: "I don't underst ...…
An interview with the American novelist and journalist Tom Wolfe, originally broadcast in 2016, who died on Monday.
“Rough Animals” novelist Rae DelBianco joins Messrs. Kautzman and Kelly to discuss her debut book release, the enduring power of the western genre, and the importance of editing and editing and editing. (more…)
In this episode of ScribdChat, one of the most celebrated novelists working today, New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman, sat down with novelist and Cosmopolitan Magazine’s editor-at-large John Searles, to chat about creating a new killer genre — femme noir — with Lippman’s new novel, Sunburn. You can read Sunburn on Scribd for free w ...…
Have you ever wanted all that you knew belonged to you, but didn't know how to go about getting it? Well our guests today were no different than you. Tune in to this episode to see how they are going after that possestion with determination and bravery. Let Yaya Diamond™ and her guests motivate you past your fears and frustrations. Kaden Baltim ...…
The dismissal and judgment of romance novels seem a common trope for literary types. But romance authors argue some criticism is rife with sexism and the genre, and readers, deserve a lot more respect.
Poet Marie Howe reads and discusses her poem “One Day” with host poet and novelist Carrie Fountain. They talk about poetry as a spiritual practice, their time together at The Michener Center, and Lucie Brock-Broido‘s poem, “The American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act.”
The art of motherhood. Gloria Calderón Kellett talks about making “One Day at a Time” and the classic TV moms who influenced how she writes about motherhood. Novelists Louise Erdrich and Megan Hunter, along with Parley Ann Boswell, talk about the artistic choice of featuring pregnant women in dystopian fiction. Isabella Rossellini talks to Kurt ...…
Listen to an exceptional interview by co-host Erika as she talks to Sarah Bird a great American novelist, screenwriter, and journalist. Sarah was born in 1949 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her father was an officer in the US Air Force, and her family (a “Catholic family of eight”[1]), including her mother, Colista Bird, travelled with him around the ...…
Darren Lee speaks to writer Will Ashon about his Epping Forest book Strange Labyrinth, life as a novelist, and his forthcoming book inspired by the Wu Tang Clan.
With her third mystery novel "Let Me Lie" Clare Mackintosh has made it clear that her career transition from police officer to successful novelist is now complete. Her first novel "I Let You Go" announced to the world that she is an author to watch. It sold over a million copies. Her second novel "I See You" totally creeped me out-I was delight ...…
JT Mollner is an up and coming American film maker. Born in Las Vegas, he had big plans as a young boy be a novelist. He was influenced by Stephen King and other writers of that genre. As he grew up he discovered acting and realized that acting was just brick in the road toward becoming a director of feature films. He has studied all the great ...…
Start your journey with E. E. Cummings who said, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” Then invite Samuel Johnson to join your trek. He is the one who said, “There lurks, perhaps, in every human heart a desire of distinction, which inclines every man first to hope, and then to believe, that Nature has given him something ...…
Start your journey with E. E. Cummings who said, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” Then invite Samuel Johnson to join your trek. He is the one who said, “There lurks, perhaps, in every human heart a desire of distinction, which inclines every man first to hope, and then to believe, that Nature has given him something ...…
Start your journey with E. E. Cummings who said, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” Then invite Samuel Johnson to join your trek. He is the one who said, “There lurks, perhaps, in every human heart a desire of distinction, which inclines every man first to hope, and then to believe, that Nature has given him something ...…
Start your journey with E. E. Cummings who said, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” Then invite Samuel Johnson to join your trek. He is the one who said, “There lurks, perhaps, in every human heart a desire of distinction, which inclines every man first to hope, and then to believe, that Nature has given him something ...…
Start your journey with E. E. Cummings who said, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” Then invite Samuel Johnson to join your trek. He is the one who said, “There lurks, perhaps, in every human heart a desire of distinction, which inclines every man first to hope, and then to believe, that Nature has given him something ...…
Start your journey with E. E. Cummings who said, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” Then invite Samuel Johnson to join your trek. He is the one who said, “There lurks, perhaps, in every human heart a desire of distinction, which inclines every man first to hope, and then to believe, that Nature has given him something ...…
Jonathan Ames is becoming a television staple, writing comedic television with depth. The New York native first made his presence known as a novelist and essay writer, before moving his self-deprecating stories into the realm of television.On his first show, ‘Bored to Death,’ Jason Schwartzman played a novelist also named Jonathan Ames, who beg ...…
Tuesday Breakfast May 087.15am Lauren chats to Jane Green , Media Liaison, from Vixen Collective about the Victorian Liberal Party's proposal to introduce the 'Nordic model' for sex work7.35am Ayan plays a Vox Pop she did for a May Day family event on May 6th outside the Victorian Trades Hall.7.45am Alternative News: what happens when your favo ...…
Novelist, media commentator and technology activist Cory Doctorow shares his insights on how data privacy is forcing the regulatory, commercial and legal landscape to evolve in response.
Today's podcast: UCP Convention; Canadian Premier League soccer team comes to Calgary; budgie walker; Beverly McLachlin goes from top judge to novelist.
This episode is really something different. It’s a live show we did on April 21st in Green Bay Wisconsin, as part of Untitled Town Book and Author Festival, now in its second year. I’d never been to Green Bay before. Nice town! You may know about the cheese and the football, but did you know that the Red Hot Chili Peppers once fled from the pol ...…
An Epic poem written and read by Justin Fox and published in the Stanzas anthologies. Travel writer, novelist and photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a former editor at large of Getaway travel magazine and editor of Getaway International magazine.
On today’s episode, I’m starting my self-taught boss lessons with the very foundations of business. Why am I here at all? Why an author business? After all, there are so many other things I could be focusing my creativity and business efforts on. Why am I trying to force myself to sit in a chair and type novels? So today’s episode is all about ...…
Bret Easton Ellis is a writer, commentator and real-life character almost too easily defined by the word "problematic." The quintessentially '80s novelist who struck a cultural chord with his borderline-nihilistic tales of excess, perversion and violence has aged into a fascinating person to do a podcast about. This week, Noah and Chance drop i ...…
Ariel Lawhon is a historical novelist based outside of Nashville, TN. Her debut was The Wife, The Maid, The Mistress about a New York Supreme Court Justice who disappeared in 1930. Flight of Dreams about the last voyage of the Hindenburg came next. And Today we'll be talking about her latest novel, I Was Anastasia, about a woman believed by man ...…
An interview with the amazing novelist Julia Kite abouther debut novel The Anchor and Hope.
Bryan Edward Hill is an entertainment industry consultant, author, screenwriter, musician, graphic novelist, and graphic designer. Bryan and Hunter tease out some of his writing skills and how this all connects to psychology, culture, morality, and the monsters within. Honorable Mention to Drake.
She became entranced with Russia just as then-President Ronald Reagan was labeling it an “evil empire.” Novelist and Russophile Tristra Newyear visited the vast nation as a teenager and later worked there as an editor for the Moscow Times. In the meantime, she did her PhD work on the Buryat people, ethnic Russians nestled between Siberia and Mo ...…
Steps to Reading Early (3:28)They say – It’s never too early to introduce a child to reading. So when should you begin? At birth? Or even before – in the womb? – (by osmosis). Or, maybe during early infancy, holding a baby in your lap. Our first guest, Kathleen Brown, Director of the University of Utah Reading Clinic, shares some tips on the mo ...…
Kevin Watson of Press 53 and Terry Roberts, novelist & educator at Paideia Center, explore the writings of John Ehle, bestselling author, founder of the North Carolina School of the Arts and a longtime resident of Winston-Salem
EP.9 STATE OF RE PODCASTINTRO: Welcome to the State of Re Podcast, on this very Special Episode!! Professor DEAN, sits down in a Special Guest #Interview with, Dr. VIET THANH NGUYEN. #VietThanhNguyen is the #author & #novelist of the #PulitzerPrize #NewYorktimes #BestSeller book "#TheSYMPATHIZER" & his other two books, The REFUGEES, & NOTHING E ...…
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