18 episodes

The BLB Podcast interrogates and celebrates the short story form. On each episode we invite a writer to read from one of their stories, talk about their work, writing and editing processes, how they got published, and what they’re reading.
Hosted by Kate Ellis and Peter J. Coles.

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The BLB Podcast interrogates and celebrates the short story form. On each episode we invite a writer to read from one of their stories, talk about their work, writing and editing processes, how they got published, and what they’re reading.
Hosted by Kate Ellis and Peter J. Coles.

    BLB Podcast - 2023 Short Story Prize Winner, K. Lockwood Jefford

    BLB Podcast - 2023 Short Story Prize Winner, K. Lockwood Jefford

    We spoke to K . Lockwood Jefford about winning the 2023 Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize, her story 'Kissing in Berlin', how she edits and what she's reading.

    Show notes:


    Cynan Jones, Laurie Lee, Dylan Thomas, Irenosen Okojie, Eley Williams, Sara Baume, Chris Power, Josephine Rowe, Persephone Book of Short Stories, Celine and Julie Go Boating

    Podcast music is by Andrew Everitt

    • 43 min
    BLB Podcast - Attrib. with Eley Williams

    BLB Podcast - Attrib. with Eley Williams

    The BLB Podcast is a new project from ⁠⁠Brick Lane Bookshop⁠⁠ created to celebrate and interrogate the short story form. For each episode, we invite a writer to read from one of their stories, discuss their writing and editing processes, their route to publication and what they’re reading.

    In the fifth episode of season two, co-hosts ⁠⁠Kate⁠⁠⁠⁠ Ellis⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Peter⁠⁠⁠⁠ J. Coles⁠⁠ talk to ⁠Eley Williams about her short story collection, Attrib. and Other Stories

    • 52 min
    BLB Podcast - The Angel of Rome with Jess Walter

    BLB Podcast - The Angel of Rome with Jess Walter

    The BLB Podcast is a new project from ⁠Brick Lane Bookshop⁠ created to celebrate and interrogate the short story form. For each episode, we invite a writer to read from one of their stories, discuss their writing and editing processes, their route to publication and what they’re reading.

    In the fourth episode of season two, co-hosts ⁠Kate⁠⁠ Ellis⁠ and ⁠Peter⁠⁠ J. Coles⁠ talk to Jess Walter⁠ about his latest short story collection, The Angel of Rome

    Show notes:

    Ada Zhang

    Alice Munro

    Denis Johnson

    Edward P Jones

    Percival Everett

    • 47 min
    BLB Podcast - 2022 Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize winner, Imogen Fox

    BLB Podcast - 2022 Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize winner, Imogen Fox

    For episode 15 of the BLB Podcast, we spoke to Imogen Fox, winner of the 2022 Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize. Imogen reads from her winning story Missy Starling and talks about how being funny is community, the intimacy of a hammer, the inspiring Nanny Flowers and the writers who changed her mind about short fiction.

    She also offers advice for anyone entering this year's short story prize!

    Imogen Fox is a fiction writer from Manchester. She has an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths College, where her portfolio piece, a short story called ‘The Swimming Pool’, won the Pat Kavanagh Prize. She is now working on developing this piece into a full-length novel.

    Show Notes:



    Mary Gaitskill


    Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead


    Claire Tomalin


    Stacy Shiff


    Persuasion by Jane Austen

    • 47 min
    BLB Podcast - We Move with Gurnaik Johal

    BLB Podcast - We Move with Gurnaik Johal

    The BLB Podcast is a new project from Brick Lane Bookshop created to celebrate and interrogate the short story form. For each episode, we invite a writer to read from one of their stories, discuss their writing and editing processes, their route to publication and what they’re reading.

    In the second episode of season two, co-hosts Kate Ellis and Peter J. Coles talk to Gurnaik Johal about his debut short story collection, We Move

    Show notes:

    Septology by Jon Fosse

    White Tears by Hari Kunzru

    Yiyun Li

    Omakase by Weike Wang

    Jon McGregor

    Reverse Engineering

    Scratch Books

    • 45 min
    BLB Podcast - The Consequences with Manuel Muñoz

    BLB Podcast - The Consequences with Manuel Muñoz

    The BLB Podcast is a new project from Brick Lane Bookshop created to celebrate and interrogate the short story form. For each episode we invite a writer to read from one of their stories, discuss their writing and editing processes, their route to publication and what they’re reading.

    In the first episode of season two, co-hosts Kate Ellis and Peter J. Coles talk to Manuel Muñoz about his latest short story collection, The Consequences

    Show notes:

    Edward P Jones

    Joan Silber

    The Indigo Press

    Edizioni Black Coffee

    Angie Cruz

    Then The War by Carl Philips



    Music by Andrew Everitt

    • 51 min

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