Unsound Methods

Making fiction real

In 2017, a chat in the pub with fellow writer Jaimie Batchan quickly developed into the kernel of an idea for a podcast and Unsound Methods was born.

As writers of fiction ourselves we wanted to create something different from the usual publicity mill and talk to authors that were creating innovative work about their process, rather than hearing the PR for their latest book.

Since the first episode went out in 2018, we’ve spoken to everyone from winners of the Nobel prize, Prix Goncourt, Leipziger Buchmesse and Man Booker International prize to debut novelists and short story writers.

We aim to share conversations about the nitty gritty of writing fiction and explore what makes fiction ‘real’.

Join us as we speak to guest authors to discuss different approaches to a craft that is often commercially difficult and the motivation to sit down in front of an empty page and make things up…


For suggestions, guests, interviewees contact us

About us

Lochlan Bloom is the author of the novel The Wave, published by Dead Ink Books as part of their New Voices series,  The Open Cage from Australian publisher InShort and the novella Trade.

Jaimie Batchan is a London based fiction writer. After growing up in Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, he has lived in Reading, Oxford, Ljubljana and Lancaster.