Unsound Methods Ep. 12: Noémi Lefebvre and Eimear McBride

Noémi Lefebvre eimear mcbride

After a bit of a break over the summer Unsound Methods is back with a couple of bonus episodes, recorded at the Beyond Words Festival at the Institut Francais earlier in the year.

We sat down with Noémi Lefebvre, the author of ‘Blue Self-Portrait’  and Eimear McBride, author of ‘A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing’ and ‘The Lesser Bohemians’. It was hot, and there was a lot of noise in the street, so the sound is not 100%, but we found it very interesting to speak to both writers about the similarities and differences in their approaches.

We caught Noémi and Eimear just before they went on stage, so this is a brief chat. At times Noémi preferred to speak in French, so we have included the translations from her interpreter Axelle Oxborrow in this audio.

The Institut Francais have kindly shared the audio of the event that followed, which will be released a few days after this one as a bonus episode.

Thanks to: Nicci Praca, Cecile Menon, Sophie Lewis (who hosted the event), Axelle Oxborrow (translation) and Lucie Campos.

Blue Self-Portrait available from Les Fugitives: http://www.lesfugitives.com/books/#/blue-self-portrait/
A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing (Galley Beggar Press/Faber)
The Lesser Bohemians’ (Faber)

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