Our guest on Episode 19 is Rosie Walsh, whose novel The Man Who Didn’t Call is out today. We talked about how love can drive us mad at any age, why she loves the Elena Ferrante novels, how the Pomodoro technique helps her writing, and much more.

You can listen to the episode here,

or Spotify, or iTunes,

or wherever else you get your podcasts.

Books Mentioned in the Episode:

The Man Who Didn’t Call/Ghosted, by Rosie Walsh

The Neapolitan Novels, by Elena Ferrante

Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff

The Woman In The Mirror, by Rebecca James

Whiskey When We’re Dry, by John Larison

The Publishing Game: Adventures in Books: 150 years of Hodder & Stoughton, by Edward Stourton

Grenfell Hope: Ravaged by Fire but Not Destroyed, by Gaby Doherty

The Incurable Romantic: and Other Unsettling Revelations, by Dr Frank Tallis

The One Who Wrote Destiny, by Nikesh Shukla

Run, Riotby Nikesh Shukla

Love Will Tear Us Apart, by Holly Seddon

(A note on my book links: they usually take you to Amazon, and I get a few pence per sale at no extra cost to you if you click them and buy from there, which will help me make this podcast viable long-term. But better than Amazon, who are, let’s be honest, not the greatest, is Blackwells or Waterstones, or, even better, your local independent bookshop. If you live in the US or elsewhere further afield, you can find UK books at Book Depository (also owned by Amazon) at a good price and with no postage cost, or sometimes at Wordery.com, or you can buy them from Amazon US, or, even better, an independent bookshop.)

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