In this podcast Simon Kurt Unsworth talks about his latest books, The Devil’s Evidence and Diseases of the Teeth, audiobooks, and much more.
About Simon Kurt Unsworth
Simon Kurt Unsworth was born in Manchester and lives in a farmhouse in Cumbria, in the United Kingdom. He is the author of many short stories, including the collection Quiet Houses. He is the author of The Devil’s Detective and The Devil’s Evidence. His latest book is the short story collection, Disease of the Teeth.
- [03:50] Interview start/first experiences with story
- [12:35] Latest releases, The Devil’s Evidence and Diseases of the Teeth
- [15:40] Diseases of the Teeth artwork
- [18:30] The importance of order in a short story collection/introductions
- [31:40] Reading The Devil’s Evidence before The Devil’s Detective
- [34:35] Audiobooks
- [52:50] Novels vs short stories: advantages of each
- [56:35] Planning and preparation
- [01:01:00] Research
- [01:10:00] Dan Howarth asks about place and being northern
- [01:15:45] Hillary Dodge asks what the best starting point is for a new reader of Simon’s work
- [01:17:40] Max Booth asks about the Creature Feature with Guy N. Smith and William Meikle
- [01:22:45] Max Booth asks if all people with three names are serial killers
- [01:26:00] Advice to eighteen-year-old self
- [01:29:00] Connect with Simon
- [01:33:00] Final thoughts
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