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Podcast episode #5, Catriona Ward on writing short stories, Little Eve & the importance of setting in her fiction

In this episode, Peter speaks to Catriona Ward whose second novel Little Eve, a 1920s murder mystery set on a remote Scottish island within a nature-worshipping cult, was nominated for a 2018 Shirley Jackson Award.

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Topics discussed in this interview include:

  • The pleasure and utility of writing and publishing short stories
  • The joys of getting writing away from home in new environments
  • Ward’s second novel Little Eve
  • The importance of setting in Ward’s fiction (and why setting might not always matter)
  • Teaching in writing workshops
Links to things discussed in this episode: Rawblood, Little Eve, New Fears II, PhantomsThis Dreaming IsleWonderland: An Anthology, Peter’s interview with Ward from 2015, Haunting your text writing workshop.

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