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.
[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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