14 episodes

A new literary podcast with Alice Vincent and Charlotte Runcie, taking listeners behind-the-scenes with leading authors in candid, warm and witty conversations about how great books really get written.

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In Haste Hasty Productions

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

A new literary podcast with Alice Vincent and Charlotte Runcie, taking listeners behind-the-scenes with leading authors in candid, warm and witty conversations about how great books really get written.

inhaste.substack.com

    What keeps you writing?

    What keeps you writing?

    It's a bonus episode! Authors Alice Vincent and Charlotte Runcie reflect on the first season of In Haste literary conversations, and, as always, discuss how their own writing is going.
    So far in 2024 we've been thinking about what stops authors from writing and what keeps them coming back to the page. In this special extra episode, Alice and Charlotte talk about how their own writing is fitting into their lives right now, and what they've learned.
    In Haste is produced by Holly Fisher for Hasty Productions, with original music by Maria Chiara Argiró and graphic design by Alicia Fernandes.


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    • 26 min
    How should a book sound? with Caleb Azumah Nelson

    How should a book sound? with Caleb Azumah Nelson

    How can a musical soundscape shape a novel?
    For the final episode in this first season of In Haste literary conversations, authors Alice Vincent and Charlotte Runcie meet novelist Caleb Azumah Nelson, author of Open Water (which won the Costa Book Award) and Small Worlds, to discuss his writing process, as well as faith, love stories, and the importance of place. Plus, Alice and Charlotte talk about how music influences their writing.
    This episode is made in partnership with Backstory, the new books magazine from the independent South London bookshop. To get your copy of the magazine, go to Backstory.London and use the code INHASTE at checkout for 10% off a subscription.
    Each episode of In Haste is accompanied by an original essay on Substack by Alice Vincent or Charlotte Runcie exploring its wider themes at inhaste.substack.com.
    In Haste is produced by Holly Fisher for Hasty Productions, with original music by Maria Chiara Argiró and graphic design by Alicia Fernandes.


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    • 41 min
    How true is fiction? with Eliza Clark

    How true is fiction? with Eliza Clark

    Why does it make us so uncomfortable when fiction feels like real life?
    Authors Alice Vincent and Charlotte Runcie meet Eliza Clark, author of the gloriously dark and unforgettable novels Penance and Boy Parts, and a member of Granta's most recent selection of best young British novelists. Eliza takes us through a sharp and candid discussion about the publishing industry, authorial voice and veracity in fiction, writing about dark themes, and what happens when your book goes viral on TikTok.
    Plus, as always, Alice and Charlotte discuss how their own writing is going.
    Each episode of In Haste is accompanied by an original essay on Substack by Alice Vincent or Charlotte Runcie exploring its wider themes at inhaste.substack.com.
    In Haste is produced by Holly Fisher for Hasty Productions, with original music by Maria Chiara Argiró and graphic design by Alicia Fernandes.


    Get full access to In Haste at inhaste.substack.com/subscribe

    • 34 min
    How do you grow a book? with Fiona Williams

    How do you grow a book? with Fiona Williams

    How does the natural world around us shape who we are?
    Authors Alice Vincent and Charlotte Runcie have both found themselves drawn to writing about landscapes. Today they’re joined by the debut novelist Fiona Williams, author of The House of Broken Bricks, for a warm and inspiring discussion about Fiona's own relationship with books, gardens, food, and finding a sense of home in nature.
    The House of Broken Bricks is an immersive story of a family with twin boys, who are both of dual heritage, but who look strikingly different from one another. They also each have very different relationships to the English countryside around them.
    Each episode of In Haste is accompanied by an original essay on Substack by Alice Vincent or Charlotte Runcie exploring its wider themes at inhaste.substack.com.
    In Haste is produced by Holly Fisher for Hasty Productions, with original music by Maria Chiara Argiró and graphic design by Alicia Fernandes.


    Get full access to In Haste at inhaste.substack.com/subscribe

    • 26 min
    Can stories help us reclaim trauma? with Emilia Hart

    Can stories help us reclaim trauma? with Emilia Hart

    How does fiction explore deep-rooted sources of pain through history?
    Today in the In Haste writing hut, Alice Vincent and Charlotte Runcie are joined by the international bestselling novelist Emilia Hart, author of Weyward.
    Weyward is an unforgettable supernatural story about witches, but it’s also about something all too real: the suffering and violence inflicted on women across history. It's a powerful and inspiring reclaiming of a historical narrative we think we know. We hear how Emilia came to write the novel, which was a remarkable process in strange times.
    Please note that this episode contains discussion of sexual violence and pregnancy loss.
    Each episode of In Haste is accompanied by an original essay on Substack by Alice Vincent or Charlotte Runcie exploring its wider themes at inhaste.substack.com.
    In Haste is produced by Holly Fisher for Hasty Productions, with original music by Maria Chiara Argiró and graphic design by Alicia Fernandes.


    Get full access to In Haste at inhaste.substack.com/subscribe

    • 29 min
    Is writing real life? with Cathy Rentzenbrink

    Is writing real life? with Cathy Rentzenbrink

    How does reading and writing change you?
    Joining Alice Vincent and Charlotte Runcie this week is the author Cathy Rentzenbrink, who doesn’t like being described as an “acclaimed memoirist”, and would rather we described her as an “honest puzzler” - or something even less kind.
    But she has, in fact, written many excellent memoirs and novels, and there’s no getting around it. Her clear-eyed, truth-filled writing tackles subjects including profound grief, as well as her own very personal relationship with books and reading. In today’s conversation, we discuss the strange otherworldliness of writing, and how sometimes an author needs to dive down into the book and away from reality:
    “I get very very lonely and then actually feel a bit mad. Especially writing fiction, I think you need to submerge. You need to go down a few layers and a few levels, but then you get the bends when you're trying to jump out.”
    Each episode of In Haste is accompanied by an original essay on Substack by Alice Vincent or Charlotte Runcie exploring its wider themes at inhaste.substack.com.
    In Haste is produced by Holly Fisher for Hasty Productions, with original music by Maria Chiara Argiró and graphic design by Alicia Fernandes.


    Get full access to In Haste at inhaste.substack.com/subscribe

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

clarydelano ,

Brilliant. A new favorite.

I love a good literary podcast and this one’s a gem. Such warm and open conversations—the stuff you’d love to chat to favorite, leading authors about, and now you can vicariously, through Alice and Charlotte. Wonderful hosts, brilliant guests. Highly recommend. Find them on Substack, too—the accompanying literary magazine is fantastic!

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