Writers Who Don’t Write Episode 32: Colin Barrett

Colin Barrett is an Irish short story writer and the author of the critically acclaimed Young Skins. He’s won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, The Guardian First Book Award, and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. His work has been published in The New Yorker, Granta, and The Stinging Fly. In 2015, he was named a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35.” He chats with us about his career, writing short stories, and the unconscious.

Further Reading:

Young Skins
Colin’s Twitter

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Bonus: Alyssa Cowit & Greg Dunbar of Live From Snack Time

Alyssa Cowit teaches at an elementary school in New York City. In May 2015, she started the Instagram account Live from Snack Time with Greg Dunbar, a digital marketing manager with Walt Disney Studios. Together they have grown Live from Snack Time to a huge success with kudos from the media-elite. This week we chat about how.

Further Reading:

I Did My Homework in My Head
Live From Snack Time Website
Live From Snack Time Instagram
Live From Snack Time Facebook
Live From Snack Time Twitter
Greg’s Twitter

The Facts:
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Writers Who Don’t Write Episode 31: Corinne Fisher

Corinne Fisher is a stand-up comedian, writer & actor. She co-hosts the wildly popular Guys We F**cked: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast with Krystyna Hutchinson, which now boasts a million+ listeners worldwide. Their book, FUCKED, will be published in October.

Further Reading:

Corinne’s Website
Guys We Fucked
Fucked (the book)
Sorry About Last Night
Corinne’s Twitter
Corinne’s Instagram

The Facts:
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Writers Who Don’t Write Episode 30: Lillian Cunningham

Lillian Cunningham is the editor of the Washington Post’s On Leadership section and host of the popular Presidential podcast. She sat down with us to chat about writing, producing and hosting a poiltical podcast during the 2016 election, what comes next, and the presidency of Chester Arthur, America’s most forgotten president.

Further Reading:

Lillian’s Twitter
Lillian’s writing in the Washington Post
Presidential

The Facts:
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Writers Who Don’t Write Episode 29: Louise O’Neill

Louise O’Neill is the Irish young adult author of Asking For It and Only Ever Yours. The Guardian called her the “best YA fiction writer alive today” and the New York Times called Asking For It “riveting and essential.” She has won all the awards, and Asking For It was a top-ten bestselling book in Ireland in 2016.

This week on the show she chats with us about Irish writers, writing for an American audience, maintaining focus while writing about serious issues for younger readers, and her own struggles with eating disorders growing up.

Further Reading:

Louise’s Twitter
Louise’s Facebook
Louise’s Instagram
Asking For It on Amazon
Only Ever Yours on Amazon

The Facts:
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