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Novel Experience is a weekly podcast about writing and books for anyone who reads, writes or dreams of being published. Guest authors, all at different stages in their careers, generously give an insight into how they write, why they write and their journeys to, through and beyond publication.

Hosted by Kate Sawyer, author of Costa shortlisted The Stranding and This Family 

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Featured Episodes

Clover Stroud


Journalist and Sunday Times Bestselling author Clover Stroud talks about why life-writing is storytelling, her curiosity about how people live their lives, the novels that she wrote before turning to memoir and finding right space and time to write. As well as discussing her three books The Wild Other - which is about her travels and the catastrophic accident of her mothers that changed her family life, My Wild and Sleepless Nights - which is about motherhood in all its guises and her most recent book, The Red of My Blood - which is about death and life following the death of her beloved sister Nell. 

Episode Transcripts

Full transcripts of previous episodes of Novel Experience are published on my blog weekly. To receive the transcripts full of great writing advice and behind the scenes insight into the experience of being published straight to your inbox, sign up to my newsletter.

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