In this podcast Dan Howarth interviews Simon Kurt Unsworth, the author of Quiet Houses and the forthcoming horror novel The Sorrowful. Simon talks about writing, the editorial process, literary agents, small and large presses, film adaptations and his career to-date.
[01:25] Simon Kurt Unsworth’s back catalogue
[04:46] The Sorrowful
[08:45] Having a literary agent’s input
[13:10] Moving from a small to large press
[15:20] Media obligations and digital strategy
[18:20] The editorial process
[21:45] Writing the sequel to The Sorrowful
[26:45] Moving towards the fantastical
[32:20] The Church on the Island
[36:30] Early goals and current goals
[39:30] On film adaptations
[43:35] Quiet Houses
[53:35] Rights to old work
[59:00] Simon’s forthcoming tattoo
[01:01:20] What else is coming out in 2014?
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