Diana Evans: ‘You can actually go quite far with very little’

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We talk pared-back prose, female friendship and category errors with Diana Evans, and hear about all the other stories in Winter 2022

On this edition of the Fictionable podcast, Diana Evans tells us how she started cooking up her short story Broth. She talks about minimalism in fiction, female friendship and how the category “black writing” doesn’t make any sense. She also gives us a heads up about her forthcoming novel, A House for Alice, which finds the characters from Ordinary People struggling with questions of family and home.

Carlos Rojas turns simultaneous interpreter as we hear from Yan Lianke, and get a taste of all the other stories in our Winter edition – stories from Ali Smith, Ross Raisin and Lizzy Stewart, who tries to work out the going rate when it comes to pictures and thousands of words. You’ll find all this and more right here on the site, or via Apple podcasts, Spotify, Acast and Podchaser.


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