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TIH 036: Nathan Ballingrud on The Visible Filth, His Second Collection and What Writers Should and Shouldn’t Do

The Visible Filth by Nathan Ballingrud

In this podcast Nathan Ballingrud talks about The Visible Filth, His Second Collection, Winning The Shirley Jackson Award and What Writers Should and Shouldn’t Do.

About Nathan Ballingrud

Nathan Ballingrud is an American writer of horror and dark fantasy. His first book, the short story collection North American Lake Monsters, was published in 2013 by Small Beer Press to great acclaim, including winning the Shirley Jackson Award and being shortlisted for the World Fantasy, British Fantasy, and Bram Stoker awards. He lives in Asheville, NC, with his daughter.

Show notes

  • [0:10] Special offer for those who pre-order The Visible Filth this weekend.
  • [2:48] How The Visible Filth sets itself apart from previous Nathan Ballingrud stories.
  • [07:30] Physical reactions to fiction
  • [10:14] Writing outside the horror genre
  • [11:25] The Atlas of Hell and Nathan’s second collection
  • [14:57] Writing routine
  • [17:00] Sending work to beta readers
  • [19:55] Personal development
  • [21:08] Best books Nathan read last year
  • [32:15] Authors that intimidate, intrigue or excite
  • [35:24] Winning the Shirley Jackson award for ‘The Monsters of Heaven’
  • [37:50] Adapting Nathan’s fiction for the screen
  • [40:25] Most frequently gifted books
  • [41:34] What writers should and shouldn’t do
  • [46:00] Final thoughts
  • [48:48] The Visible Filth audiobook preview

Resources

Pre-order The Visible Filth by Nathan Ballingrud
North American Lake Monsters by Nathan Ballingrud (UK)
North American Lake Monsters by Nathan Ballingrud (US)
The Land Breakers by John Ehle (UK)
The Land Breakers by John Ehle (US)
All That Is by James Salter (UK)
All That Is by James Salter (US)
Gifts For The One Who Comes After by Helen Marshall (UK)
Gifts For The One Who Comes After by Helen Marshall (US)
Last Days by Adam Nevill (UK)
Last Days by Adam Nevill (US)
Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel (UK)
Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel (US)
Monsters In The Heart by Stephen Volk (UK)
Monsters In The Heart by Stephen Volk (US)
The Moon Will Look Strange by Lynda Rucker (UK)
The Moon Will Look Strange by Lynda Rucker (US)
Whitstable by Stephen Volk (UK)
Whitstable by Stephen Volk (US)
Water For Drowning by Ray Cluley (UK)
Water For Drowning by Ray Cluley (US)

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