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Novel Experience

Novel Experience

By Kate Sawyer
Author Kate Sawyer (The Stranding - Shortlisted for Costa First Novel Award 2021, Winner of East Anglian Book Award -Fiction 2021) talks to other authors about their journey to publication & beyond. Kate & her guests chat about what they write, how they write and we get the lowdown on the experience of seeing your novel out in the world.
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S2 Ep2 Susannah Wise author of This Fragile Earth & Okay Then That’s Great

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S2 Ep6 Lizzy Dent author of The Summer Job & The Setup
Guest: Lizzy Dent  Twitter: @dentlizzy   Instagram: @lizzy.dent   The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent  The Set-Up by Lizzy Dent   Lizzy’s recommendations:  A book for fans of Lizzy’s work: Last Night by Mhari McFarlane   A book Lizzy has always loved: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier  A book coming soon or recently released that Lizzy recommends: Nora goes off script by Annabel Monaghan   Other books that came up during our chat:  Book Lovers by Emily Henry   Before I Do by Sophie Cousins   Love and Other Human Errors by Bethany Clift   Last One at the Party by Bethany Clift  Love and Other Scams by PJ Ellis (Out next year- follow @Philip_Ellis for updates) The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewel   Host: Kate Sawyer  Twitter: @katesawyer   IG: @mskatesawyer  The Stranding by Kate Sawyer  
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August 09, 2022
S2 Ep5 Annie Garthwaite author of Cecily
Guest: Annie Garthwaite  Twitter: @anniegarthwaite  Instagram: @anniegarthwaite  Cecily by Annie Garthwaite  Annie’s recommendations:  A book for fans of Cecily: Katherine by Anya Seton  A book Annie has always loved: Boudica: Dreaming The Eagle by Manda Scott (the first in the three book series) A book coming soon or recently released that Annie would recommend:  Lincoln Highway by Amor Towels   The Midwife by Tricia Cresswell  Other books that came up during our chat:  We Speak No Treason by Rosemary Hawley Jarman   The Mirror and The Light by Hilary Mantel   Boudica by Tristan Bernays (play)   Host: Kate Sawyer  Twitter: @katesawyer  IG: @mskatesawyer  The Stranding by Kate Sawyer 
44:22
August 02, 2022
S2 Ep4 Emma Szewczak & Natasha Calder co-authors of The Offset
Guests: Natasha Calder and Emma Szewczak  Twitter: @calderszewczak  @emmaszewczak  Instagram: @emma.szewczak   The Offset  published by Angry Robot Natasha & Emma’s recommendations A book for fans of The Offset: XX by Angela Chadwick   A book Natasha has always loved: The Island of Dr Moreau by HG Wells   Books Emma has always loved: Tipping The Velvet by Sarah Waters  Lord of the Flies by William Golding   Books coming soon or recently released that Emma would recommend: Tell Me I’m Worthless by Alison Rumfitt  Our Wives Under The Sea by Julia Armfield  A book coming soon or recently released that Natasha would recommend: Dr Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno Garcia   Other books/things that came up during our chat:  The Clarion West writer’s workshop   Junk by Melvyn Burgess   Eva by Peter Dickinson   Children of The Dust by Louise Laurence   Sir Gawain and the Green Knight  Super-infinite by Katherine Rundell   American Gods by Neil Gaiman   Fingersmith by Sarah Waters   Host: Kate Sawyer  Twitter: @katesawyer   IG: @mskatesawyer  The Stranding by Kate Sawyer 
56:49
July 26, 2022
S2 Ep3 Emma Hughes author of No Such Thing As Perfect
Guest: Emma Hughes  Twitter: @emmadhughes   Instagram: @emmahughes86   No Such Thing As Perfect by Emma Hughes   Emma’s recommendations:  A book for fans of No Such Thing As Perfect: Tell Me Everything by Laura Kay   A book Emma has always loved:  The Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank   A book coming soon or recently released that Emma would recommend:  Mad About You by Mhairi McFarlane  Other books that came up during our chat:  The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O’Farrell  Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell  Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers  The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank Host: Kate Sawyer  Twitter: @katesawyer  IG: @mskatesawyer   The Stranding by Kate Sawyer 
59:33
July 19, 2022
S2 Ep2 Susannah Wise author of This Fragile Earth & Okay Then That’s Great
Guest: Susannah Wise  Twitter: @susannahwise   Instagram: @calamitysusannah  Okay Then That's Great by Susannah Wise This Fragile Earth by Susannah Wise Susannah’s recommendations:  A book for fans of This Fragile Earth: The Death of Grass by John Christopher   A book for fans of Okay Then That’s Great: The First Bad Man by Miranda July  A book Susannah has always loved: The Catcher in The Rye by JD Salinger  A book coming soon or recently released that Susannah would recommend: The Seawomen by Chloe Timms  Other books that came up during our chat:  Last One At The Party by Bethany Clift   Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple   Tunes for a Small Harmonica by Barbara Wersba   Host: Kate Sawyer  Twitter: @katesawyer   IG: @mskatesawyer   The Stranding by Kate Sawyer  
52:52
July 12, 2022
S2 Ep1 Aliya Ali-Afzal author of Would I Lie To You
Guest: Aliya Ali-Afzal  Twitter: @AAAiswriting   Instagram: @aliyaaliafzalauthor  Would I Lie To You by Aliya Ali-Afzal Aliya’s recommendations:  A book for fans of Another Life: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriaty   A book Aliya has always loved: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë   A book coming soon or recently released that Aliyah would recommend: One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid   Other books that came up during our chat:  Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson & David Roberts   Stick Man by Julia Donaldson   Host: Kate Sawyer  Twitter: @katesawyer   IG: @mskatesawyer   The Stranding by Kate Sawyer  
59:20
July 04, 2022
S1 Ep12 Frances Quinn author of The Smallest Man & That Bonesetter Woman
Guest: Frances Quinn  Twitter: @fraquinn   Instagram: @franquinn21   The Smallest Man by Frances Quinn   That Bonesetter Woman by Frances Quinn   Frances’ recommendations:  A book for fans of The Smallest Man: The Vizard Mask by Diana Norman   Diana Norman's historical mysteries under another name: Ariana Franklin   A book Frances has always loved: Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans   A book coming soon or recently released that Frances would recommend: The Man in The Street by Trevor Wood   Other books that came up during our chat:  Maybe The Moon by Armisted Maupin   The Dance Tree by Kiran Millwood Hargrave   The Dictionary of National Biography   Host: Kate Sawyer  Twitter: @katesawyer  IG: @mskatesawyer   The Stranding by Kate Sawyer 
43:21
June 28, 2022
S1 Ep11 Jodie Chapman author of Another Life
Guest: Jodie Chapman  Twitter: @jodiechapman   Instagram: @jodiechapman   Another Life by Jodie Chapman   Jodie’s recommendations:  A book for fans of Another Life: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene   A book Jodie has always loved: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath   A book coming soon or recently released that Jodie would recommend: The Last Days by Ali Millar   Other books that came up during our chat:  Still Life by Sarah Winman   Any Human Heart by William Boyd   Host: Kate Sawyer  Twitter: @katesawyer    IG: @mskatesawyer   The Stranding by Kate Sawyer  
59:44
June 14, 2022
S1 Ep10 Buki Papillon author of An Ordinary Wonder
Guest: Buki Papillon  Twitter: @bukipapillon   Instagram: @bukipapillon    An Ordinary Wonder by Buki Papillon   Buki’s recommendations:  A book for fans of An Ordinary Wonder:  The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennet  A book Buki has always loved:  The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi   A book coming soon or recently released that Buki would recommend:  To Fill A Yellow House by Sussie Anie   Other books that came up during our chat:  The Passport of Mallam Ilia by Cyprian Ekwensi (currently out of print in UK)  Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi  Host: Kate Sawyer  Twitter: @katesawyer   IG: @mskatesawyer   The Stranding by Kate Sawyer NOW OUT IN PAPERBACK 
37:58
June 07, 2022
S1 Ep9 Bethany Clift author of Last One At The Party & Love and Other Human Errors
Guest: Bethany Clift  Twitter: @Beth_Clift   Instagram: @beth_writes_stuff   Last One At The Party by Bethany Clift   Love and Other Human Errors   Beth’s recommendations:  A book for fans of Last One At The Party:  The Stranding by Kate Sawyer   I am Legend by Richard Matheson   A book Beth has always loved:  The Forever War by Joe Feldman  A book coming soon or recently released that Beth would recommend:  Wahala by Nikki May   The Other Guest by Helen Cooper  Other books that came up during our chat:  The Road by Cormac McCarthy  Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding   On The Beach by Neville Shute  The End of Men by Christina Sweeney-Baird   This Fragile Earth by Susannah Wise   The Power by Naomi Aldermann   Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel  Host: Kate Sawyer  Twitter: @katesawyer  IG: @mskatesawyer  The Stranding by Kate Sawyer 
46:56
May 31, 2022
S1 E8 Emma Stonex author of The Lamplighters
Guest: Emma Stonex  Twitter: @stonexemma  Instagram: @stonexemma   The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex   Emma’s recommendations:  A book for fans of The Lamplighters: Metronome by Tom Watson   A book Emma has always loved: The Road Home by Rose Tremain   A book coming soon or recently released that Emma would recommend: Summer Fever by Kate Riordan   Other books that came up during our chat:  Writers & Artists Yearbook   Instruction For A Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell   Music and Silence by Rose Tremain   Sacred Country by Rose Tremain   Host: Kate Sawyer Twitter: @katesawyer  Instagram: @mskatesawyer   The Stranding by Kate Sawyer NOW OUT IN PAPERBACK 
49:40
May 23, 2022
S1 Ep7 Greg Buchanan author of Sixteen Horses
Guest author: Greg Buchanan  Twitter: @gregbuchanan  Instagram: @gregbuchananwriter   Sixteen Horses by Greg Buchanan Greg’s recommendations A book for fans of Sixteen Horses: The Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay   A book Greg has always loved: Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov  A book coming soon or recently released that Greg would recommend: Nothing Can Hurt You by Nicola Maye Goldberg  Other books that came up during our chat: On Writing by Stephen King   Host: Kate Sawyer Twitter: @katesawyer  IG: @mskatesawyer   The Stranding by Kate Sawyer NOW OUT IN PAPERBACK 
47:33
May 18, 2022
S1 Ep6 Jennifer Saint author of Ariadne and Elektra
Jennifer Saint Twitter: @jennysaint Instagram: @jennifer.saint.author  Ariadne by Jennifer Saint Elektra by Jennifer Saint Jennifer’s recommendations:  A book for fans of Jennifer’s work: Greek Myths by Charlotte Higgins A book Jennifer has always loved: Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood  A book coming soon or recently released that Jennifer would recommend: The House with the Golden Door by Elodie Harper  Other books that came up during our chat:  Thebes by Gareth Jandrell (play)  Sistersong by Lucy Holland The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper  Plus a shout out for The Faction Theatre Company! Host: Kate Sawyer Twitter: @katesawyer Instagram: @mskatesawyer Web: www.katesawyer.co.uk The Stranding by Kate Sawyer Out in Paperback Now! If you enjoyed this or any of the episodes of #NovelExperience please take a moment to rate and review and please do tell your friends!
42:35
May 03, 2022
S1 Ep5 Fíona Scarlett author of Boys Don’t Cry
Fíona Scarlett Twitter: @Scarlett_for_ya  Boys Don't Cry by Fiona Scarlett Fiona’s recommendations A book for fans of Boys don’t Cry:  Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter   or The Commitments by Roddy Doyle  The Barry Town Trilogy by Roddy Doyle  A book Fíona has always loved: The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan  A book coming soon or recently released that Fíona would recommend:  The Colony by Audrey Magee Other books that came up during our chat:  Lanny by Max Porter Riders by Jilly Cooper  IT by Stephen King  Jodie Picoult  Judy Blume  Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews  Host: Kate Sawyer Twitter: @katesawyer Instagram: @mskatesawyer www.katesawyer.co.uk  The Stranding by Kate Sawyer  Thank you for listening to Novel Experience. If you enjoyed listening please do subscribe, rate, review and share with your friends!
49:55
April 26, 2022
S1 Ep4 Neema Shah author of Kololo Hill
Neema Shah  Twitter: @NeemaMShah  Instagram: @NeemaShahAuthor Neema's recommendations A book for fans of Kololo Hill:  Fragile Monsters by Catherine Menon  A book Neema has always loved: Fingersmith by Sarah Waters  A book coming soon or recently released that Neema would recommend:  The Return by Anita Frank Other books we chatted about in this episode: Into the Woods by John Yorke The Science of Storytelling by Will Storr  Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason  The Lost Ones by Anita Frank  Host: Kate Sawyer Twitter: @katesawyer Instagram: @mskatesawyer Website: www.katesawyer.co.uk The Stranding by Kate Sawyer If you enjoyed this episode please rate, review, subscribe and share with your friends! Thanks for listening to Novel Experience!
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April 19, 2022
S1 Ep3 - Laura Kay author of The Split & Tell Me Everything
Guest: Laura Kay Twitter: @lauraelizakay Instagram: @lauraekay Tell Me Everything by Laura Kay The Split by Laura Kay Laura's recommendations Books for fans of Laura Kay: In At The Deep End by Kate Davies No Such Thing As Perfect by Emma Hughes A book Laura has always and will always love: Calypso by David Sedaris A book Laura has enjoyed recently: Double Booked by Lily Lindon Other books we talked about: Dark Pines by Will Dean Red Snow by Will Dean Black River by Will Dean Bad Apples by Will Dean The Locked Room by Elly Griffiths (and others!) Isaac and the Egg by Bobby Palmer Host: Kate Sawyer Twitter: @katesawyer Instagram: @mskatesawyer Website: katesawyer.co.uk The Stranding by Kate Sawyer If you enjoyed this episode please rate, review, subscribe and share with your friends!  Thank you for listening to Novel Experience
30:48
April 12, 2022
S1 Ep2 - A.J. West author of The Spirit Engineer
AJ West Twitter: @AJWestAuthor  Instagram: @ajwestauthor  The Spirit Engineer by AJ West    AJ's recommendations  A book for fans of The Spirit Engineer:    A Magician Among the Spirits by Harry Houdini  A book AJ has always loved:      Jude The Obscure by Thomas Hardy  Something AJ has enjoyed recently:   The Other Guest by Helen Cooper  The Book You Need to Read to Write the Book you Want to Write by Sarah Burton and Jem Poster  Other books mentioned in the episode:  The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann  Frankenstein by Mary Shelley  The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde  Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson  The Artist's & Writer's Yearbook   Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens  Host: Kate Sawyer Twitter: @katesawyer Instagram: @mskatesawyer Website: www.katesawyer.co.uk   The Stranding by Kate Sawyer   If you enjoyed this episode please rate, review, subscribe and share with your friends! Thanks for listening to Novel Experience. 
46:15
April 05, 2022
S1 Ep1 - Emily Itami author of Fault Lines
Emily Itami Twitter: @EmilyItami   Instagram: @EmilyItami Fault Lines by Emily Itami  https://www.waterstones.com/book/fault-lines/emily-itami/9781474620246  Emily's recommendations  A book(s!) for fans of Fault Lines:  Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami  https://www.waterstones.com/book/strange-weather-in-tokyo/hiromi-kawakami/allison-markin-powell/9781783785797  My Life On Plane by India Knight  https://www.waterstones.com/book/my-life-on-a-plate/india-knight/9780241951798  A book Emily has always loved:  I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith  https://www.waterstones.com/book/i-capture-the-castle/dodie-smith/valerie-grove/9780099460879  Something Emily has enjoyed recently:  Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason  https://www.waterstones.com/book/sorrow-and-bliss/meg-mason/9781474622974  Other books that were mentioned during our chat:  The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes (apologies for calling it 'The Power of Yes', in the recording!) https://www.waterstones.com/book/year-of-yes/shonda-rhimes/9781471157325  The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn  https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-whalebone-theatre/joanna-quinn/9780241542835  Host: Kate Sawyer Twitter @katesawyer Instagram @mskatesawyer www.katesawyer.co.uk The Stranding by Kate Sawyer  https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-stranding/kate-sawyer/9781529340686 If you enjoyed this episode please rate, review, subscribe and share with your friends! Thanks for listening to Novel Experience.
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March 30, 2022
Novel Experience Trailer
An introduction to Novel Experience; a new podcast hosted by Kate Sawyer (The Stranding)
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March 28, 2022