TIH 173: Nadia Bulkin on Unpacking Tropes, Japanese Horror, and Writing About Topical Themes

TIH 173 Nadia Bulkin on Unpacking Tropes, Japanese Horror, and Writing About Topical Themes

In this podcast Nadia Bulkin talks about unpacking tropes, Japanese horror, writing about topical themes, and much more.

About Nadia Bulkin

Born in Indonesia, Nadia Bulkin spent half her childhood there, and the other half in the US midwest. Author of numerous short stories, her work has been featured in several Best of anthologies, including the excellent anthology Creatures, edited by Paul Tremblay and John Langan, Aickman’s Heirs, and is featured in the soon to be released Tales From a Talking Board. Her first collection, She Said Destroy was recently released through Worde Horde. Nadia currently resides in Washington D.C.

Show notes

  • [02:00] Unpacking tropes and making stories viscerally meaningful
  • [10:00] A recent horror movie a lot of people raved about that Nadia didn’t like
  • [18:00] Japanese horror movies/Scream/sequels/Alien/Ron Perlman
  • [36:50] Forthcoming novel
  • [47:50] Jake Marley, via Patreon, asks about process, outlines, and structure
  • [53:00] Kev Harrison, via Patreon, asks about topical themes
  • [58:10] Any themes or political elements that are off-the-table
  • [01:01:00] Boxwino, via Patreon, asks about favourite short stories that help understand structure of short stories
  • [01:06:50] Advice to eighteen-year-old self
  • [01:09:10] Something Nadia believes that others don’t
  • [01:17:50] Something changed mind about recently
  • [01:19:20] Connect with Nadia
  • [01:19:40] Final thoughts

Podcast Sponsors

Castle Rock Radio and Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing

Check out Castle Rock Radio on iTunes and support Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing on Patreon.

Audible

Get a FREE audiobook download and 30-day free trial at www.audibletrial.com/thisishorror. Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player. This week we recommend After Dark by Haruki Murakami.

Audible UK customers start your free trial here.

Resources

Please subscribe to This Is Horror podcast RSS Feed
Subscribe via iTunes
Listen to This Is Horror via iTunes
Visit our Patreon page and donate to the This Is Horror Podcast


Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon

  • For $1 you get early bird access to all our podcasts and can submit questions to guests.
  • For $3 you get exclusive story craft episodes.
  • For $4 you get the full interview, no two-parters.

The best way to support This Is Horror is via Patreon. How much will you pledge? Go on. Be awesome.

Support This Is Horror on Patreon

Visit our Patreon page and pledge to the This Is Horror Podcast today. 

This Is Horror Books

Head on over to the This Is Horror Shop to see the books we have available. We have a special offer on All Four Year One Books—JUST £10!

This Is Horror Books on Kindle Unlimited and Amazon

Subscribe, Rate and Review on iTunes!

Help the Podcast, spread the word: subscribe, rate and review on iTunes UK, iTunes US or your country’s iTunes.

Amazon Affiliates

Support us by shopping through our Amazon Affiliate links: Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Want a free horror eBook?

What_is_horror_ebook

Subscribe for the latest horror news and to find out about new This Is Horror products, podcasts, books, and all that good stuff ahead of the crowd.

We won't send spam, just great horror content. Powered by ConvertKit

Permanent link to this article: http://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-173-nadia-bulkin-on-unpacking-tropes-japanese-horror-and-writing-about-topical-themes/

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: