Little Atoms 547 - Robert Olen Butler's Paris in the Dark
Robert Olen Butler is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain , and sixteen other novels including Hell, A Small Hotel, Perfume River, and the Christopher Marlowe Cobb series. He is also the author of six short story collections and a book on the creative process, From Where You Dream. He has twice won a National Magazine Award in Fiction and received the 2013 F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University. His latest novel is Paris in the Dark .
Little Atoms 546 - Richard Skinner's Writing a Novel
Richard Skinner is a novelist, poet and critic. His most recent book, The Mirror , was described as ‘beautifully written . . . immersive . . . captivating’ by the Guardian . As Director of the Fiction Programme at Faber Academy, he created the flagship ‘Writing a Novel’ six-month course in 2009 and since then has helped hundreds of writers find their voice. He is also the author of Writing a Novel .
Little Atoms 545 - Rose George's Nine Pints
Rose George is the author of A Life Removed: Hunting for Refuge in the Modern World , and The Big Necessity: Adventures in the World of Human Waste , which was judged one of the best books of 2008 by the Economist, and one of the top ten science books of the same year by the American Library Association, and Deep Sea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry that brings you Ninety Percent of Everything , which was a Radio 4 Book of the Week, and won the Mountbatten Literature Award by the British Maritime Foundation. Rose writes frequently for the Guardian, the New Statesman and many others, and her two TED talks, on sanitation and seafaring, have had 3 million views. Her latest book in Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood .
Little Atoms 544 - Sarah Moss's Ghost Wall
Sarah Moss is the author of six novels and a memoir of her year living in Iceland, Names for the Sea , shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize. Her novels are Cold Earth , Night Waking (Fiction Uncovered Award), Bodies of Light (shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize), Signs for Lost Children (shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize) and The Tidal Zone (shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize). Her latest novel is Ghost Wall .
Little Atoms 543 - Jonathan Ames' The Extra Man
Jonathan Ames is the author of nine books including The Extra Man, Wake Up, Sir! , and You Were Never Really Here , all published by Pushkin Press. He also created the hit HBO comedy Bored to Death , starring Ted Danson, Zach Galifianakis and Jason Schwartzman, and Blunt Talk , starring Patrick Stewart. He has fought in two amateur boxing matches as "The Herring Wonder". He lives in Los Angeles.