A very informal chat with Sam and Elly at Galley Beggar, including more or less controversial commentary from Alex Pheby & Paul Stanbridge.
The Republic of Consciousness Podcast comes out about 3 times a month. It’ll be a bit different each time, but expect interviews, readings, and some regular features, such as our Book of the Month.
We are supported by the fabulous Contemporary Small Press project & The University of Westminster. Huge thanks to them.
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Righty-ho, that’s enough chit-chat.
Enjoy the chit-chat.
Our UEA Judges Bloc, Vijay Khurana, Ayanna Gillian Lloyd and Maya Lubinsky, discuss this year's Republic of of Consciousness Longlist.
Thank you to the UEA Writing Project for supporting us, and the National Centre of Writing for hosting us.
Neil, Jonathan and Catherine discuss their Small Press Books of the Year (no submissions to The Republic of Consciousness Prize were eligible!)
Notes to Self, by Emilie Pine. (Tramp Press)
In Search of Lost Books, by Giorgio van Straten, tr. Simon Carnell. (Pushkin Press)
A Terrible Country, by Keith Gessen. (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
Fondue, by A.K. Blakemore. (Offord Road Books)
Brother in Ice, by Alicia Kopf, tr. Mara Faye Lethem. (And Other Stories)
Wrestliana, by Toby Litt. (Galley Beggar Press)
Tomorrow, by Elizabeth Russell Taylor. (Daunt)
Limbo, by Dan Fox. (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
Blush, by Jack Robinson. (CB Editions)
Our latest podcast is an interview with novelist Mathias Enard, author of (in English) Zone, Street of Thieves, Compass and most recently, Tell Them of Battles, Kings and Elephants, all translated by Charlotte Mandell and published in the UK by Fitzcarraldo Editions.
Join us for our November podcast, with Neil Griffiths, Catherine Taylor and Jonanthan McAloon, for chaotic/irreverent discussion about:
Our third October podcast is our FIRST Republic of Consciousness Book of the Month, where Jonathan McAloon will wax (hopefully) lyrical about a book he’s loving. We kick the feature off with Norah Lange’s People in the Room, published by And Other Stories. Listen below or on Soundcloud, and get the book here.
Our October podcast is now live, with a lively discussion on the Goldsmiths Prize shortlist between Catherine Taylor and Jonnie McAloon. We had some technical snafus for this first episode, meaning the format is a little different to how we plan for it to be going forward. The podcast will evolve as we work it out, but we hope you agree that the vigour and passion for good books is already present.
You can listen or download below!
The Republic of Consciousness podcast is brought to you in association with The Contemporary Small Press Project at the University of Westminster.