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S4 Ep8 Aingeala Flannery
February 21, 2023 · 67 min
Award winning journalist and broadcaster Aingeala Flannery, author of The Amusements, a polyphonic portrait of the seaside town of Tramore in County Waterford Ireland - which is due to be released in paperback this coming Thursday.Aingeala and I have a great chat about the journalism career and how she transitioned to writing fiction. We discuss her wonderful novel, how she wrote it and her reasons for setting it in Tramore. We talk about structure and composite novels and what makes a narrative satisfying and how painting a wall in her kitchen with blackboard paint was involved in the edits of The Amusements.I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I did recording it. All the books that we mention are listed in the show notes and you can check them out or purchase them in my episode specific Novel Experience Bookshop.org shop HERE.Guest: Aingeala Flannery  Twitter: @missflannery  IG: @aingealaflanneryBooks:  The Amusements by Aingeala FlanneryAingeala’s recommendations:A book for fan’s of Aingeala’s work: Olive Kitterage by Elizabeth Strout, A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, The Green Road by Anne EnrightA book Aingeala has always loved: The Gathering by Anne EnrightA book that’s been published recently or is coming soon: The Red Bird Sings by Aoife Fitzpatrick, Service by Sarah GilmartinOther books discussed in this episode: The Maples by John Cheever, Where I End by Sophie White, Karla by Colin Walsh, Juno Loves Legs by Carl Geary, All books recommended and discussed in this episode are available to be purchased from the Novel Experience Bookshop.Org ShopHosted by Kate Sawyer, author of Costa shortlisted The Stranding and This Family which is due to be published in May 2023 (and now available for pre-order from all good bookshops).Host: Kate Sawyer Twitter: @katesawyer IG: @mskatesawyer The Stranding by Kate Sawyer This Family (coming May 2023. Available to pre-order now!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.