TIH 221: Tade Thompson on Growing Up in South London, Editors, and Writing Lessons from Martial Arts

TIH 221 Tade Thompson on Growing Up in South London, Editors, and Writing Lessons from Martial Arts

In this podcast Tade Thompson talks about growing up in South London, editors, writing lessons learnt from martial arts, and much more.

About Tade Thompson

Tade Thompson is the author of the sci-fi novel Rosewater, a John W. Campbell Award finalist, and The Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award-winning novel Making Wolf. His novella The Murders of Molly Southbourne has been optioned for screen adaptation. He also writes short stories, notably The Apologists which was nominated for a British Science Fiction Association award. Born in London to Yoruba parents, he lives and works on the south coast of England where he battles an addiction to books.

Show notes

  • [03:00] Conversation start/The Staircase on Netflix
  • [08:00] Social media
  • [13:55] Raw 
  • [20:10] Sequels: Texas Chain Saw Massacre 2[REC] 
  • [23:30] Demonic possession trope
  • [28:50] Early life lessons growing up in South London
  • [38:30] Lessons from martial arts transferrable to writing
  • [46:30] Editors.

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