Episode 13: The Consequences with Manuel Muñoz

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For episode 13 of the BLB Podcast, we had the absolute pleasure of talking to Manuel Muñoz about his brilliant, moving and tender short story collection ‘The Consequences’. 
Listen in to hear Manuel read from his story ‘The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA’ and discuss the Californian Central Valley, immigration, queerness, and how we’re all just a ‘cauldron of emotions’.

Manuel Muñoz is the author of a novel, What You See in the Dark, and the short story collections Zigzagger and The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue, which was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He has been recognized with a Whiting Writer’s Award, three O. Henry Awards, and an appearance in Best American Short Stories.

A native of Dinuba, California, he currently lives and works in Tucson, Arizona.

Show notes:

Edward P JonesJoan SilberThe Indigo PressEdizioni Black CoffeeAngie CruzThen The War by Carl Philips

We’re hoping to share a new episode every month, so look out for episode 14 at the end of February!

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

Kate Ellis is a writer, and was a bookseller at Brick Lane Bookshop; she created their Short Story Prize which she still runs. 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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