May 17, 2018
In Episode 17, we hear from Guy Gunaratne, whose debut novel In Our Mad and Furious City has just come out to wide and well-deserved acclaim. We talked about the impetus for his book, what he’s learned about storytelling from grime music and from his own work as documentary marker, and more.
Books mentioned on the episode:
In Our Mad and Furious City, by Guy Gunaratne
Go Tell It on the Mountain, by James Baldwin
The Tin Drum, by Gunter Grass
The Adventures of Augie March, by Saul Bellow
Epitaph of a Small Winner, by Machado de Assis
Ponti, by Sharlene Teo
Hold Tight: Black Masculinity, Millennials and the Meaning of Grime, by Jeffrey Boakye
Soap the Stamps, Jump the Tube, by Gail Thibert
My Box-Shaped Heart, by Rachel Lucas
Meet Me at the Museum, by Anne Youngson
Happy Little Bluebirds, by Louise Levene
Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe
Support Claire on Patreon to get bonus content and personalised book recommendations.
Buy Brit Lit Podcast merch to show your love for your podcast and help support it.
Pre-order Claire’s novel, Unscripted, help make the book happen, and get rewards too.
For daily news and views from British books and publishing, follow the Brit Lit Blog.
Questions? Comments? Need a book recommendation? Email Claire at email@example.com
The Brit Lit Podcast