On The Couch With... The SWH! Podcast Talks To Graeme Macrae Burnet.
For the latest SWH! podcast Ali spoke to writer, and returning guest, Graeme Macrae Burnet about his latest novel Case Study (published by Saraband).
As with all of Graeme's books there's a lot to discuss, and the conversation turns to the life and work of R.D. Laing, the importance of research, the structure of the novel, how Graeme approaches his work, the excitement of writing a controversial character, the common threads which run though his fiction, the appeal of the cultural movements of the 1960s, and a whole lot more.
They also discuss the pros and cons of the cult of the author and the affect that has on the way books are marketed and received, and perhaps on the reader as well. It's always great to have Graeme on the podcast, and it was such a pleasure to be able to catch up with him in real life once again.
The result is an insightful and entertaining interview which will give you a taste of what is undoubtedly one of the best books of the year.
You can get your own copy of Case Study from Saraband Books.
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