Clare Beams – Take Some Risks – Joined Up#149


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Episode 149 with debut novelist, Clare Beams, talking about her book ‘The Illness Lesson’, her research process, how she learned her craft with short stories and how writing is all about taking risks. It’s a great chat, I know you’ll enjoy.

Clare’s new novel, The Illness Lesson, originally published in February of 2020 by Doubleday, was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a best book of 2020 by Esquire and Bustle, and a best book of February by Time, O Magazine, and Entertainment Weekly; Before that, her short story collection, We Show What We Have Learned, was published by Lookout Books and won the Bard Fiction Prize. She has also taught creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University and St. Vincent College. ‘The Illness Lesson’ is out right now everywhere you can find good books.

Follow Clare on Twitter here and check out her website.

Check out me signing with band The Wry Dogs on Spotify here and everywhere else here.

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About Wayne

Editor and Soundman for MGL Media (@mglmedia) and currently completing debut novel 'Safe Hands'. Love Writing and hosting The Joined Up Writing Podcast. Follow @MrKelly2u or @jupodcast on Twitter and say hello.
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