TIH 004: Joseph D’Lacey on Splinters, Planning and Recurring Themes

Joseph D'Lacey

In this podcast Michael Wilson and John Costello interview Joseph D’Lacey with a particular focus on his short story collection from Timeline Books, Splinters.

Topics

[0:33] Interview with Joseph D’Lacey

[0:55] The selection process and how Splinters came to be

[2:49] Splinters and the personal

[4:00] Altar Girl

[8:00] To plan or not to plan

[9:00] The editing of the stories

[10:14] Favourite stories in Splinters

[11:32] Richard Kellum’s reading of ‘Son of Porn’ [Please note: The audio recording is in podcast episode 003 not this episode]

[13:20] Personal fears brought to life in Splinters

[15:00] Recurring themes

[19:30] The most recent stories

[21:30] Is the short form taken seriously?

[29:00] The difference in approach when writing a short story as opposed to a novel

[34:11] The result of extending Garbage Man

[35:50] Commercial considerations and the saleability of projects

[39:30] The Quiet Ones

[41:44] Early influences and breaking into the writing industry

[45:35] The influence of cinema

[48:00] Visual influence

[49:00] Which book should a new reader read?

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Resources

This Is Horror Podcast Episode 003: Splinters by Joseph D’Lacey book review

Joseph D’Lacey interview

Splinters by Joseph D’Lacey review

Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey review

The Kill Crew by Joseph D’Lacey review

Buy Joseph D’Lacey fiction (UK)

Buy Joseph D’Lacey fiction (US)

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