My guest today is Ania Bas, author of the darkly comic Odd Hours. Ania and I have a really interesting chat about her education in Poland and how her early television viewing was formative, how her career in visual arts led to writing and how it still informs her work. She tells me about how she schedules non-negotiable writing time and how she dons and alter-ego while she is at her keyboard in order to overcome imposter syndrome. And we delve into her influences and how they have led to her enforcing rules on herself to push her work forward. I hope you enjoy this episode and find all Ania’s reading recommendations interesting. All the books that we mention are listed in the show notes and you can check the out or purchase them in my episode specific Novel Experience Bookshop.org shop HERE.Guest: Ania Bas Twitter: @ania_bas IG:@aniabas_ukOdd Hours by Ania BasHost: Kate Sawyer Twitter: @katesawyer IG: @mskatesawyer The Stranding by Kate Sawyer This Family (coming May 2023. Available to pre-order now!)Ania's recommendations:A book for fan’s of Ania’s work: Sorrow and Bliss by Meg MasonA book Ania has always loved: Species of Spaces and Other Pieces by Georges PerecA book that’s been published recently or is coming soon: The Exhibitionist by Charlotte MendelsonOther books discussed in this episode: The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith, The Secret Diary of Adiran Mole, aged 13 and 3/4 by Sue TownsendAll books recommended and discussed in this episode are available to be purchased from the Novel Experience Bookshop.Org Shop Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.