Episode 1: How to Find Your Weird with Isha Karki

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BLB Podcast: Isha Karki, Peter J. Coles, Kate Ellis

In this first episode, co-hosts Kate Ellis and Peter J Coles chat to Isha Karki, who was shortlisted for the BLB Short Story Prize in 2019.

Isha reads from her Galley Beggar Prize winning story All in Good Time and discusses the importance of experimentation, what she’s reading and how to find your weird.

Isha Karki lives in London. Her short fiction has won the Galley Beggar Short Story Prize, the Dinesh Allirajah Prize and Mslexia Short Story Competition. Her story The Girls was shortlisted for the 2019 Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize. She is a 2019 graduate of Clarion West and London Writers Award and currently a PhD student at Brunel.

Music by Andrew Everitt

Show Notes: Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story PrizeIsha KarkiKate EllisPeter J ColesCarmen Maria MachadoHeads of the Colored People – Nafissa Thompson-SpiresWhat It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky – Lesley Nneka Arimah

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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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