TIH 031: Richard Thomas on Writing Disintegration, Short Stories and Narrative Voice

Disintegration Richard Thomas

In this podcast Richard Thomas talks about writing his forthcoming novel Disintegration, crafting short stories, narrative voice and his short story ‘Asking For Forgiveness’. 

About Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the author of six books—Disintegration and The Breaker (Random House Alibi),Transubstantiate (Otherworld Publications), and two short story collections, Staring Into the Abyss (Kraken Press) and Herniated Roots (Snubnose Press), as well as one novella in The Soul Standard (Dzanc Books). With over 100 stories published, his credits include Cemetery Dance, PANK, Gargoyle, Weird Fiction Review, Midwestern Gothic, Arcadia, Qualia Nous, Chiral Mad 2, and Shivers VI (with Stephen King and Peter Straub). He has won contests at ChiZine, One Buck Horror, and Jotspeak and has received five Pushcart Prize nominations to date. He is also the editor of three anthologies: The New Black (Dark House Press), The Lineup (Black Lawrence Press) and Burnt Tongues(Medallion Press) with Chuck Palahniuk. In his spare time he is a columnist at LitReactor and Editor-in-Chief at Dark House Press. His agent is Paula Munier at Talcott Notch. For more information visit: www.whatdoesnotkillme.com.

Show notes

[02:45] Interview start/ new novel

[12:15] Writing Disintegration and The Breaker while working on other projects

[21:00] Making a living as a full-time writer

[31:15] Crafting short fiction such as ‘Asking For Forgiveness’

[41:30] The narrative voice in ‘Asking For Forgiveness’

[47:50] The idea behind ‘Asking For Forgiveness’

[54:32] New voices

[56:15] Homecoming by Richard Thomas


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