TIH 081: V. H. Leslie on Skein and Bone, the Novelist as Moral Philosopher and the Writing Process

TIH 081 V. H. Leslie on Skein and Bone, the Novelist as Moral Philosopher and the Writing Process

In this podcast V. H. Leslie talks us through her early career and first professional sale, her debut collection Skein and Bone, her forthcoming debut novel, the novel as moral philosopher, her writing routine, and much more.

About V. H. Leslie

V. H. Leslie’s first book, Skein and Bone, a collection of strange and supernatural tales, was released by Undertow Publications in July 2015. V. H. Leslie’s stories have appeared in a range of speculative publications, including Black Static, Interzone, Shadows & Tall Trees, Weird Fiction Review and Strange Tales IV and have been reprinted in a range of “Year’s Best” anthologies. She is a Hawthornden Fellow and was awarded a place at the Saari Institute in Finland, where she worked on her forthcoming novel concerning various strands of Nordic myth and folklore. She was the winner of the Lightship First Chapter Prize 2013 and a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award in the category of novelette. When Victoria isn’t writing, she is drawing or etching and is a member of the Omega Printmakers. Her debut novel, Bodies of Water, is due out in May 2016.

Show notes

  • [02:00] Interview start/first professional sale
  • [05:35] Lessons learned releasing Skein and Bone and initial reaction
  • [08:20] Debut novel
  • [12:10] The novelist as a moral philosopher
  • [16:10] Advice to younger self
  • [20:20] Writing process
  • [24:00] Fiction and non-fiction recommendations
  • [28:15] White whales
  • [29:30] Connect with V. H. Leslie

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