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The NCW Podcast

By National Centre for Writing

Every week we bring you writing tips, author insights and conversations from around the literature world. Brought to you by the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall in Norwich.

  1. 1.
    #28 Tom Abba On Ambient Literature01/16/2019
    44:00
  2. 2.
    #27 Death In Paradise creator Robert Thorogood01/08/2019
    52:58
  3. 3.
    #26 The Importance of Arts Funding with Tamsin Flower12/19/2018
    28:20
  4. 4.
    #25 Finishing Your First Book with Amer Anwar12/12/2018
    13:19
  5. 5.
    #24 Margaret Atwood's Top 5 Writing Tips12/05/2018
    19:44
  6. 6.
    #23 Dual narratives with Winnie M Lee11/28/2018
    7:12
  7. 7.
    #22 The Value of Editing With Georgia De Chamberet11/21/2018
    21:08
  8. 8.
    #21 NaNoWriMo Progress Report11/14/2018
    22:13
  1. 9.
    #20 Hybrid Writing With Matt Wesolowski11/07/2018
    14:16
  2. 10.
    #19 NaNoWriMo primer with Elizabeth Haynes10/31/2018
    30:28
  3. 11.
    #18 Writing historical crime fiction with Nicola Upson10/24/2018
    13:32
  4. 12.
    #17 Translation and censorship with Sara Khalili10/17/2018
    28:26
  5. 13.
    #16 Translation in action: Gerbrand Bakker, David Colmer and Andrew Burton10/10/2018
    25:53
  6. 14.
    #15 Found in Translation10/04/2018
    27:13
  7. 15.
    #14 The Noirwich Lecture: Val McDermid09/26/2018
    36:50
  8. 16.
    #13 Exploring live literature with Story Machine Productions09/19/2018
    22:17
  9. 17.
    #12 Anthony Horowitz on The Word is Murder09/12/2018
    45:42
  10. 18.
    #11 MacBride, Billingham and Brookmyre09/05/2018
    15:19
  11. 19.
    #10 Val McDermid & Elodie Harper at Noirwich08/29/2018
    16:51
  12. 20.
    #9 World building in science fiction with Ian Nettleton08/22/2018
    33:29
  13. 21.
    #8 Ben Okri on Active Citizenship08/15/2018
    10:10
  14. 22.
    #7 Joanna Penn on empowered writers08/08/2018
    15:20
  15. 23.
    #6 The power of comics with Canan Marasligil08/01/2018
    23:04
  16. 24.
    #5 Writing a bestseller with Mark Stay plus Man Booker longlist07/26/2018
    22:36
  17. 25.
    #4 Sarah Perry, Fiona Sampson & Peggy Hughes on Shelley, du Maurier and Spark07/18/2018
    51:53
  18. 26.
    #3 Mark Dawson on earning 6-figures by self-publishing07/11/2018
    15:54
  19. 27.
    #2 Kickstarting feminisms with Deborah Smith07/04/2018
    21:54
  20. 28.
    #1 Introducing the National Centre for Writing06/28/2018
    24:15
  21. 29.
    Tim Clare's Couch to 80k Writing Bootcamp02/13/2018
    54:47
  22. 30.
    Letyar Tun & Lucas Stewart01/10/2018
    42:26
  23. 31.
    Voices from Japan: Episode Three - Aoko Matsuda11/21/2017
    32:44
  24. 32.
    Voices from Japan: Episode Two - Aoko Matsuda11/17/2017
    57:49
  25. 33.
    Voices from Japan: Episode One - Keshiki11/08/2017
    55:49
  26. 34.
    Ones to Watch - with Abir Mukherjee, A.A. Dhand and Michelle Davies07/05/2017
    1:00:50
  27. 35.
    From Fact To Fiction with Duncan Campbell05/26/2017
    59:03
  28. 36.
    Euro Noir: Don Bartlett, Anja de Jager & Nadia Dalbuono04/18/2017
    34:41
  29. 37.
    Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o: A Life in Translation02/08/2017
    1:39:18
  30. 38.
    Ali Smith at Southbank Centre02/02/2017
    19:53
  31. 39.
    Ali Smith at Cambridge University Library02/02/2017
    24:40
  32. 40.
    Joanna Walsh talks digital narratives at Worlds Literature Festival01/24/2017
    14:01
  33. 41.
    Jan Carson reads from her new story 'Family Circle'01/18/2017
    9:17
  34. 42.
    (Re-)Writing Shakespeare with Charles Nicholl & Ros Barber12/22/2016
    1:11:30
  35. 43.
    (Up-)Staging Shakespeare with Amit Chaudhuri & Edward Wilson-Lee12/15/2016
    1:17:00
  36. 44.
    Brit Noir11/11/2016
    1:03:44
  37. 45.
    Prepping for NaNoWriMo with Elizabeth Haynes & Mel Brown10/27/2016
    24:14
  38. 46.
    Keeping it in the Family: Domestic Noir with Julia Crouch, Sarah Hilary and Christobel Kent10/21/2016
    1:00:21
  39. 47.
    Strange Tales for Halloween - 'Black Shuck'10/20/2016
    2:34
  40. 48.
    The International Literature Showcase returns10/17/2016
    24:11
  41. 49.
    Charlie Higson at Noirwich 201610/07/2016
    56:25
  42. 50.
    Ian Rankin at Noirwich 201609/30/2016
    59:29
  43. 51.
    Peter James at Noirwich 201609/23/2016
    1:06:38
  44. 52.
    Motoyuki Shibata talks to Chris Gribble09/08/2016
    37:17
  45. 53.
    Mariko Nagai talks to Chris Gribble08/17/2016
    28:08
  46. 54.
    Shouting Out Loud - Track Two07/18/2016
    5:38
  47. 55.
    Shouting Out Loud - Track One07/18/2016
    5:41
  48. 56.
    Brave New Reads 2016 with Simon Van Booy, author of 'The Illusion of Separateness'07/13/2016
    51:01
  49. 57.
    Martin Figura: Dr Zeeman's Catastrophe Machine - NNF07/04/2016
    1:03:49
  50. 58.
    Life in the World's Largest Refugee Camp with Ben Rawlence - NNF1607/04/2016
    1:00:27
  51. 59.
    Brave New Reads 2016 with Yuri Herrera, author of 'Signs Preceding the End of the World'06/20/2016
    55:30
  52. 60.
    The Harriet Martineau Lecture: Linton Kwesi Johnson06/03/2016
    1:16:42
  53. 61.
    Not A Misery Memoir with Una & Nicola Streeten - NNF1606/03/2016
    1:06:45
  54. 62.
    The Gustav Sonata with Rose Tremain - NNF1606/03/2016
    54:07
  55. 63.
    Generation Revolution with Rachel Aspden - NNF1606/03/2016
    1:02:45
  56. 64.
    Neurotribes: Thinking Smarter About Difference with Steve Silberman - NNF1606/03/2016
    59:57
  57. 65.
    Irvine Welsh: The Blade Artist - NNF1606/03/2016
    29:55
  58. 66.
    Mervyn King: The End of Alchemy - NNF1605/24/2016
    1:07:07
  59. 67.
    Hollie McNish: Nobody Told Me - NNF1605/24/2016
    1:06:26
  60. 68.
    Norwich 2016 Brave New Reads Launch: Benjamin Johncock and Colette Snowden05/13/2016
    52:33
  61. 69.
    Launch of 'Lost Evenings Lost Lives' with Lakshmi Holmström02/19/2016
    59:59
  62. 70.
    An Evening in Celebration of R.F. Langley02/12/2016
    1:57:28
  63. 71.
    The Wisdom of Psychopaths with Prof Kevin Dutton10/15/2015
    43:02
  64. 72.
    Translation in the Margins 2015 panel: 'Translation As Activism'10/09/2015
    1:24:27
  65. 73.
    Keynote lecture: Oliver Senior, 'Multilingualism: a New World Perspective'10/09/2015
    1:01:33
  66. 74.
    Translation in the Margins 2015 panel: 'Building New Bridges'10/09/2015
    1:36:50
  67. 75.
    The Bloody Brunch - Paul Johnston and Stav Sherez10/01/2015
    42:24
  68. 76.
    The Bloody Brunch - Elly Griffiths And Elizabeth Haynes10/01/2015
    41:50
  69. 77.
    Peter Robinson and Nicci French in conversation10/01/2015
    1:08:15
  70. 78.
    The Killer Women Discuss 'Killer Twists' with Paul Johnston10/01/2015
    1:01:46
  71. 79.
    Ones to Watch - Fire Blood; with T.R.Richmond, Ruth Ware and Kate Hamer10/01/2015
    1:04:17
  72. 80.
    Creating Light and Dark with James Runcie, S J Bolton and Linwood Barclay10/01/2015
    1:08:13
  73. 81.
    The Science of Reading: A National Conversation Event09/04/2015
    1:26:30
  74. 82.
    Anneliese Mackintosh reads her short story 'Doctors' as part of Brave New Reads08/11/2015
    16:06
  75. 83.
    Brave New Reads with Anneliese Mackintosh, author of Any Other Mouth08/11/2015
    55:18
  76. 84.
    Brave New Reads with Poet Liz Berry07/08/2015
    59:07
  77. 85.
    George Szirtes Sums Up the Worlds Literature Festival Provocations 201506/21/2015
    33:15
  78. 86.
    Worlds Literature Festival 2015: Readings by Vesna Goldsworthy and Dan Richards06/19/2015
    51:47
  79. 87.
    Worlds 15 Provocation: David Graham06/19/2015
    26:33
  80. 88.
    Worlds 15 Provocation: Elif Shafak06/19/2015
    24:39
  81. 89.
    Worlds 15 Provocation: Sigitas Parulskis, Translated by Romas Kinka06/18/2015
    22:08
  82. 90.
    Worlds 15 Provocation: Mamta Sagar06/18/2015
    35:47
  83. 91.
    Worlds Literature Festival 2015: Readings by Amit Chaudhuri, Lucy Hughes-Hallett and Anna Funder06/18/2015
    1:05:22
  84. 92.
    Worlds Literature Festival 2015: Readings by Liz Berry and D. W. Wilson06/18/2015
    37:34
  85. 93.
    Worlds 15 Provocation: Vesna Goldsworthy06/18/2015
    31:12
  86. 94.
    Worlds 15 Provocation: D. J. Taylor06/18/2015
    20:39
  87. 95.
    Worlds Literature Festival 2015: Readings by Marion Molteno and Kyoko Yoshida06/17/2015
    35:16
  88. 96.
    Worlds Literature Festival 2015: Readings by Cathy Cole and C. J. Driver06/17/2015
    30:59
  89. 97.
    Worlds 15 Provocation: Lucy Hughes-Hallett06/16/2015
    38:32
  90. 98.
    Brave New Reads with Badgerlands author Patrick Barkham06/16/2015
    53:37
  91. 99.
    Brave New Reads with Fallen Land author Patrick Flanery06/16/2015
    48:49
  92. 100.
    Worlds 15 Provocation: Christopher Bigsby06/16/2015
    24:56
  93. 101.
    Worlds Literature Festival 2015: Readings by Mamta Sagar and Jack Wang06/16/2015
    31:38
  94. 102.
    NNF15: The Tooth and Claw Debate: Raptors06/01/2015
    59:53
  95. 103.
    Masha Gessen: The Harriet Martineau Lecture05/19/2015
    1:10:49
  96. 104.
    NNF15: The Gothic Imagination with Sarah Waters and Sarah Perry05/13/2015
    1:38:15
  97. 105.
    Saturday 21st March 1.45pm – 2.05pm // The Networked World03/21/2015
    34:53
  98. 106.
    Saturday 21st March 11.30am - 12.45pm // Short Stories03/21/2015
    1:14:27
  99. 107.
    Friday 20th March - 7.30pm // Wild Words with Jeanette Winterson & Helen Macdonald03/21/2015
    1:33:54
  100. 108.
    Saturday 21st March 9.45am - 11am // Nonfiction and Memoir03/21/2015
    1:17:34
  101. 109.
    Saturday 21st March 9am - 9.30am // Daljit Nagra03/21/2015
    25:48
  102. 110.
    Friday 20th March 4.45pm - 6pm // New Fiction: Cynan Jones, Emma Healey, Selma Dabbagh03/20/2015
    1:11:46
  103. 111.
    Friday 20th March 3pm - 4.15pm // Shock of the New03/20/2015
    1:14:37
  104. 112.
    Friday 20th March 2pm - 2.30pm // Alex Preston03/20/2015
    27:57
  105. 113.
    Friday 20th March 11.45am - 1pm // New Fiction: Kirsty Logan, James Scudamore and Kerry Young03/20/2015
    1:15:20
  106. 114.
    Friday 20th March 10am - 11.15am // Literary Communities03/20/2015
    1:13:58
  107. 115.
    Thurs 19 Mar 3.45pm-5pm //Next Generation:Rebecca Goss,Luke Kennard,Patience Agbabi & Zaffar Kunial03/19/2015
    56:41
  108. 116.
    Thursday 19th March 2pm - 3.15pm // Digital Literatures with Bill Thompson03/19/2015
    1:14:19
  109. 117.
    Thursday 19th March 12.30pm - 1pm // Eimear McBride and Stella Duffy03/19/2015
    22:07
  110. 118.
    Living Translation: A National Conversation Event with Ali Smith12/05/2014
    1:28:11
  111. 119.
    Kirsten Francis 'Reading, a tool for writing?' - Young People and Literature Symposium11/11/2014
    13:28
  112. 120.
    Sam Ruddock on Reading - Young People and Literature Symposium11/11/2014
    16:25
  113. 121.
    On Writers, Readers And Losing Our Minds - A National Conversation Event with Will Self10/05/2014
    1:28:10
  114. 122.
    What is the Point of Books? A National Conversation Event with Michael Rosen08/26/2014
    1:22:04
  115. 123.
    Worlds Literature Festival - George Szirtes Summing Up08/18/2014
    35:02
  116. 124.
    Worlds Literature Festival Provocation - Xialou Guo08/18/2014
    11:22
  117. 125.
    Kate Mosse: The Harriet Martineau Lecture08/17/2014
    1:23:02
  118. 126.
    Worlds Literature Festival Provocation - Bernice Chauly06/20/2014
    16:15
  119. 127.
    Worlds Literature Festival Provocation - Kerry Young06/20/2014
    13:07
  120. 128.
    Worlds Literature Festival Provocation - Akhil Sharma06/20/2014
    21:45
  121. 129.
    Worlds Literature Festival Provocation - James Scudamore06/19/2014
    19:25
  122. 130.
    Worlds Literature Festival Provocation - Wojciech Tochman06/19/2014
    24:45
  123. 131.
    Worlds Literature Festival Provocation - Owen Sheers06/19/2014
    24:25
  124. 132.
    Worlds Literature Festival Provocation - Denise Riley06/18/2014
    24:46
  125. 133.
    Summer Reads Event with Kei Miller09/03/2013
    1:09:34
  126. 134.
    Summer Reads Authors Sarah Hall and Jon McGregor In Conversation08/30/2013
    1:04:50
  127. 135.
    Summer Reads author Kei Miller reads from 'A Light Song of Light'07/12/2013
    7:54
  128. 136.
    SJ Watson's Writing Tips06/28/2013
    2:41
  129. 137.
    An interview with SJ Watson, author of Before I Go To Sleep.06/28/2013
    1:01:30
  130. 138.
    Alan Moore and Iain Sinclair Discuss Writing and Protest for Words & Ideas06/28/2013
    1:26:15
  131. 139.
    Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival06/28/2013
    1:10:55
  132. 140.
    Faith and Reason with Alain de Botton at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival06/28/2013
    1:26:33
  133. 141.
    Worlds Literature Festival Salon Provocation 8: George Szirtes06/24/2013
    22:32
  134. 142.
    Worlds Literature Festival Salon Provocation 7: Geoff Dyer06/24/2013
    27:50
  135. 143.
    Worlds Literature Festival Salon Provocation 6: Masashi Matsuie with Michael Emmerich06/24/2013
    23:49
  136. 144.
    Worlds Literature Festival Salon Provocation 5: Peng Lun with Eric Abrahamsen06/24/2013
    14:12
  137. 145.
    Worlds Literature Festival Salon Provocation 3: Marcel Möring06/24/2013
    9:19
  138. 146.
    Meir ben Elijah Launch06/24/2013
    1:08:24
  139. 147.
    Truths: Worlds Festival Free Afternoon Reads06/21/2013
    1:28:45
  140. 148.
    Strange Lands: Worlds Festival Free Afternoon Reads06/21/2013
    1:11:18
  141. 149.
    Granta Presents The Best Of Young British Novelists 406/21/2013
    1:18:42
  142. 150.
    Worlds Literature Festival Salon Provocation 4: Rachel Lichtenstein06/20/2013
    21:41
  143. 151.
    Worlds Literature Festival Salon Provocation 2: Ruth Ozeki06/20/2013
    21:13
  144. 152.
    Worlds Literature Festival Salon Provocation 1: Sjón06/20/2013
    16:12
  145. 153.
    Tove Jansson - Between Light and Dark06/20/2013
    1:42:49
  146. 154.
    Esther Freud reads from Comet in Moominland06/19/2013
    15:05
  147. 155.
    John Simmons reading at the launch of 26 for Norwich06/18/2013
    7:07
  148. 156.
    Elise Valmorbida reading at the launch of 26 for Norwich06/18/2013
    4:03
  149. 157.
    Sara Sheridan Reading at the Launch of 26 for Norwich06/18/2013
    6:29
  150. 158.
    An Evening with Will Self05/20/2013
    1:27:04
  151. 159.
    Ali Smith: The Harriet Martineau Lecture05/15/2013
    1:11:02
  152. 160.
    Words & Ideas at NNF13 - reading by Sophie Hannah05/14/2013
    18:55
  153. 161.
    Norwich Launch of Granta 119: Britain06/28/2012
    1:26:51
  154. 162.
    An Evening with Michael Ondaatje & Kamila Shamsie06/26/2012
    1:05:49
  155. 163.
    World Voices featuring Teju Cole, Vesna Goldsworthy and Arturo Dorado06/21/2012
    53:52
  156. 164.
    Creative Non-Fiction03/16/2012
    1:29:33
  157. 165.
    Norwich Showcase - Historical Fiction Event03/12/2012
    1:24:04
  158. 166.
    Norwich Showcase - Reading by Yvvette Edwards03/12/2012
    15:28
  159. 167.
    Norwich Showcase - Poetry reading featuring Kei Miller03/10/2012
    15:20
  160. 168.
    Joseph O'Connor: Writers' Interview with Sam Ruddock at Worlds Literature Festival 201107/20/2011
    16:12
  161. 169.
    John Boyne: an Interview with Sam Ruddock at Worlds Literature Festival 201107/20/2011
    7:48
  162. 170.
    Gail Jones, Provocation at Worlds Literature Festival 201107/19/2011
    14:41
  163. 171.
    Jon McGregor at Worlds Literature Festival 2011: an Afternoon Reading on the Novel07/15/2011
    16:08
  164. 172.
    Manu Joseph at Worlds Literature Festival 2011: an Afternoon Reading on the Novel07/15/2011
    16:54
  165. 173.
    John Boyne and Joseph O'Connor, Interview and Discussion for UNESCO City of Literature07/15/2011
    29:35
  166. 174.
    Joseph O'Connor reading from his novel Ghost Light: Chapter Three07/15/2011
    14:21
  167. 175.
    Joseph O'Connor reading from his novel Ghost Light: Chapter One07/15/2011
    7:28
  168. 176.
    George Szirtes Plenary at the Worlds Literature Festival Salon: Thursday 23rd June 201107/08/2011
    25:12
  169. 177.
    Natsuki Ikezawa at the Worlds Literature Festival Salon: Tuesday 21st June 201107/07/2011
    23:06
  170. 178.
    Alfred Birnbaum at the Worlds Literature Festival Salon: Tuesday 21st June 201107/07/2011
    23:15
  171. 179.
    Maureen Freely at the Worlds Literature Festival Salon: Tuesday 21st June 201107/06/2011
    22:28
  172. 180.
    Joyelle McSweeny at the Worlds Literature Festival Salon: Monday 20th June 201107/06/2011
    15:03
  173. 181.
    CK Williams at the Worlds Literature Festival Salon: Monday 20th June 201107/06/2011
    15:30
  174. 182.
    Chris Merrill at the Worlds Literature Festival Salon: Monday 20th June 201107/06/2011
    19:04
  175. 183.
    Summer Reads - Q&A at the Millennium Library07/05/2011
    28:38
  176. 184.
    Simon Armitage - an interview with WCN's Sam Ruddock05/20/2011
    6:39
  177. 185.
    Vasanthi Sankaranarayanan, poetry reading at the WCN Salon with Kate Griffin04/14/2011
    3:38
  178. 186.
    Usha Rajagopalan, poetry reading at the WCN Salon with Kate Griffin04/14/2011
    4:34
  179. 187.
    Antoinette Fawcett, poetry reading at the WCN Salon with Kate Griffin04/14/2011
    6:38
  180. 188.
    Amaia Gabantxo, poetry reading at the WCN Salon with Kate Griffin04/14/2011
    8:54
  181. 189.
    Guy Saville speaks at the launch of his novel, Afrika Reich03/21/2011
    8:33
  182. 190.
    Christopher Gribble's introduction at the launch of Guy Saville's novel - The Afrika Reich03/21/2011
    8:17
  183. 191.
    Henry Layte introduces Heidi Williamson at the launch for Electric Shadow.03/18/2011
    3:11
  184. 192.
    Heidi Williamson poetry reading at the launch for Electric Shadow03/18/2011
    15:26

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