Episode 3: The Alligator Excuse with Jarred McGinnis

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BLB Podcast: Jarred McGinnis, Kate Ellis

In this third episode, recorded on Zoom, Kate talks to Jarred McGinnis about his short fiction and his debut novel The Coward, published by Canongate

Jarred reads his very short story We Sleep in These Sheets and discusses Florida wildlife, bloody stories, writing competitions and what he’s reading.

Jarred McGinnis was chosen as one of the UK’s ten best emerging writers. His debut novel ‘The Coward’ was selected for BBC 2’s Between the Covers, BBC Radio 2’s Book Club and listed for the Barbellion Prize. His short fiction has been commissioned for BBC Radio 4 and appeared in respected journals in the UK, Canada, USA and Ireland. 

Music by Andrew Everitt

Show Notes: Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story PrizeJarred McGinnisKate Ellis Peter J ColesSpread the Word City of StoriesHarry CrewsSmall Things Like These by Claire KeeganStoner by John L. WilliamsBraiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall KimmererEmpire of Pain by Patrick Radden KeefeAll the Names Given by Raymond Antrobus

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The BLB Podcast is produced and hosted by Kate Ellis and Peter J. Coles

Kate Ellis is a writer, an ex Brick Lane bookseller. She created and runs the Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize. Her fiction has been published in the Open Pen AnthologyThe Mechanics’ Institute Review, and the London Short Story Prize Anthology. She’s working on her debut short story collection.

Peter J Coles is a writer, father and trainee coder. His fiction has been shortlisted in the Wasafiri Prize, he’s had several stories published, and was a London Writers Awards Awardee. He studied Creative Writing at Birkbeck. 

The BLB Podcast music is written and performed by Andrew Everitt (who’s also a Brick Lane Bookseller). You can find more of Andrew’s music on his bandcamp page.

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