Episode 2: Extensive Editing with Aoife Inman

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BLB Podcast: Aoife Inman, Peter J. Coles, Kate Ellis

In this second episode, co-hosts Kate and Peter talk to Aoife Inman, who won the 2021 Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize for her story Earth-Grown Bodies.

Aoife reads from her winning story and discusses the importance of first lines, her extensive editing process and working for a literary agent.

Aoife Inman is a writer from the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. Her short fiction has been published in The London Magazine, shortlisted for the V.S. Pritchett Prize and won the 2018 Ryedale Book Festival short Story Competition. She has an MA in history from the University of Manchester, where her research focused on the relationship between memory and landscape. She is an agent’s assistant at Felicity Bryan Associates. 

Music by Andrew Everitt

Show Notes: Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story PrizeAoife InmanKate EllisPeter J ColesOut of the Ashes by Michael MorpurgoReservoir 13 by Jon McGregorThe Writing Squad

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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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