January 23rd 2013
PODCAST: In the final instalment of our Short Story Masterclass series, Steve Wasserman talks with MARGARET DRABBLE about the adventurous nature of short stories, jigsaw puzzles, showing not telling, and taking a walk to find an idea.
December 14th 2012
MASTERCLASS PODCAST: In the third of our Short Story Masterclass series, leading story writer, novelist and poet Michèle Roberts talks to Steve Wasserman about shoes, mud, the subconscious in writing, and mother-daughter relationships.
December 12th 2012
PODCAST: Every year, the Small Wonder Short Story Festival plays host to the Slam — a chance for the audience to read their three-minute stories in front of a crowd of writers…
November 19th 2012
MASTERCLASS PODCAST: In the second of our Short Story Masterclass podcasts, Joseph O’Connor talks about super-charging language, the taxi meter in readers’ heads, and how to know when your writing isn’t as good as it should be.
October 17th 2012
MASTERCLASS PODCAST: In the first of our Short Story Masterclass podcasts, Steve Wasserman talks to award-winning author Sarah Hall about killer stories and the sexiness of the short story form.
September 21st 2012
Podcast: Recorded at the 2011 Small Wonder Festival, ALI SMITH reads two short stories by Muriel Spark, and shares her passionate engagement with Spark’s work.
September 7th 2012
Podcast: authors ANNALENA McAFEE and TOM RACHMAN discuss satire in the world of journalism.
August 31st 2012
Podcast: SIGRID RAUSING hosts a discussion with JANICE GALLOWAY, COLIN GRANT and RACHEL CUSK on the creative compulsion to write about their own experiences.
July 13th 2012
Join ALISON MacLEOD in conversation with POLLY SAMSON at the 2011 Small Wonder Festival, as they discuss Samson’s latest short story collection, Perfect Lives.
June 29th 2012
Podcast: Niki Segnit, author of ‘The Flavour Thesaurus’, reads from her award-winning book and discusses the world of flavours, at the 2011 Small Wonder Festival.