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In this episode we speak to Neil Griffiths, author of Saving Caravaggio and Betrayal in Naples as well as the more recent As A God Might Be published by Dodo Ink. Neil is also the founder of the Republic of Consciousness Prize which recognises independently published novels that combine ‘hardcore literary fiction and gorgeous prose’.

We discuss the ecosystem of fiction, the present golden age of indie publishing and the Republic of Consciousness prize, which Neil founded.

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Unsound Methods is a podcast hosted by Jaimie Batchan and Lochlan Bloom where we talk to contemporary writers of literary fiction about process, what makes fiction ‘real’ and the motivation to sit down in front of an empty page and make things up…


I am talking about The Wave and the writing process on 17th June following the City of Stories event

I am pleased to be talking at Walthamstow library on 17th June as part of a day of creative writing events that will include interviews and workshops for writers and those interested in literary fiction.  

I will be speaking at 3pm with Jaimie Batchan about the The Wave and the journey to write it and get it published. The event will include some readings from  The Wave, followed by Q&A and refreshments.

In the morning there will be free workshops as part of the City of Stories event. The workshops are open to all levels – whether you write stories already or are just starting and by coming along to a workshop, you can enter the City of Stories competition. If your story wins, it will be published in the City of Stories booklet. You will get a place at a writing masterclass and invited to attend a celebration event.

For more details and to sign up for my talk visit eventbrite here:

and for the City of Stories event: