New York Times bestseller Charlie Lovett talks with writers about their lives, their craft, their business, and their latest work.
Lauren McBrayer (5/15/2022) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #101
Charlie talks with Lauren McBrayer about her new novel Like a House on Fire in which protagonist Merit must understand her feelings towards her boss Jane. They discuss the search for identity, female friendship, religion, sensory detail and much more about this wonderful novels that explores relationships from parenthood to professional.
Kyle Lukoff (5/1/2022) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #100
Charlie talks with Kyle Lukoff about his new middle grade novel Different Kinds of Fruit. They talk about writing LGBTQ characters, getting into the emotional headspace of sixth graders, layering secondary and tertiary characters, structure, family dynamics, and much more.
Annie Hartnett (4/15/22) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #99
Charlie talks with Annie Hartnett about her new novel Unlikely Animals. They discuss depicting small towns, using magical realism, narrative voice and point of view, and the background of this fascinating novel—a 26,000 acre private wildlife preserve called Corbin Park. And of course, they discuss animals!
Roddy Doyle (3/15/2022) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #98
Charlie talks with Booker Prize winner Roddy Doyle about his new book of short stories Life Without Children. They talk about Irish storytelling, Dublin, the pandemic, the craft of short story writing, the difference between incident and story, and much more.
Ruta Sepetys (3/1/2022) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #97
Charlie talks to best-selling author Ruta Sepetys about her new crossover novel I Must Betray You, set in Romania just before the fall of communism. They discuss Eastern European history, what it was like to live in communist Romania, how Ruta researched such a repressive regime, how authoritarianism robs children of their childhood, and more.
Josie Silver (2/15/2022) Inside the Writer’s Studio Episode #96
Charlie talks with bestselling author Josie Silver about her new novel One Night on the Island—the talk about romance tropes and subverting them, setting a narrative in a remote location, researching during COVID, building strong secondary characters, and more.
I love this podcast
As a writer himself, Charlie brings to his interviews keen insights. His preparation is admirable and his questions lead to authors’ answers that inspire me as a novelist—and deepen my appreciation of books as a reader. I can’t get enough of this podcast!
Intelligent author interviews.
Charlie Lovett uses his talent and experience as a writer to ask the kind of questions writers will find helpful and readers will find revealing. From one literary podcast host to another (Charlotte Readers Podcast) I say keep up the good work.
I have enjoyed these interviews!
I am awaiting more. I have added to new authors and books to my To Read list.