Episode 7: Hearts and Bones with Niamh Mulvey

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BLB Podcast: Niamh Mulvey, Peter J. Coles, Kate Ellis

In this seventh episode, recorded on Zoom, Kate and Peter talk to Niamh Mulvey about her debut short story collection Hearts and Bones.

Niamh reads from her story The Doll and discusses characters coming to life, her editing process and getting published.

Niamh Mulvey is a writer and editor. She has published short fiction in The Stinging FlyBansheeLittle Atoms and Southword and was shortlisted for the Sean O’Faolain Prize for Short Fiction 2020. She has also written for the Irish TimesThe BooksellerImage Magazine and The Pool. Originally from Kilkenny, Ireland, she now lives in south London. Hearts and Bones, available now from Picador is her debut short story collection.

Music by Andrew Everitt

Show Notes: Alice MunroYiyun LiJohn BanvilleJavier Cercas

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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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