Episode 207 – Nerves (with Irenosen Okojie)

“If I’m scared, and if I’m excited then that’s what propels me forward.” Late last year I met up with Irenosen Okojie, author of Speak Gigantular and Butterfly Fish (Jacaranda Books), at the Arcola Theatre. We talked about the research she did for her debut novel, the strangeness of London, and the wealth of prizes…

Episode 203 – The Fireman’s Secret Shame (w/ Verity Holloway)

“It’s been a part of my life for so long I actually still wake up in the middle of the night and think ‘Oh god I need to finish it’.” Happy Halloween everyone! It’s a special horror themed edition of the podcast this month as I talk to novelist and non-fiction writer Verity Holloway. Verity is…

Episode 201 Cake Flamenco/Jeff Goldblum (with Gillian Best & Helen McClory)

Hey, we’re back! The Paperchain Podcast returns for another ten episodes of talk with writers and artists, and brand new short stories, poems and songs. In this episode I talked with Gillian Best and Helen McClory about setting and identity in their novels, and their shared experiences of DIY promotion for their debut novels. Gillian…

Episode 9 – Day Job (with Fat Roland)

“I’m basically like a human pile of bin bags.” It’s the penultimate episode of the series! To celebrate, Fat Roland met me in Hackney the morning after Bad Language ran a literature stage for Mirrors Festival. He talked to me about the true meaning of Christmas, the anxieties of a live literature promoter, winning the…

Gary Budden

Gary Budden is the co-director of Influx Press and editor at Unsung Stories. His work has appeared in Black Static, Structo, Elsewhere, Unthology, The Lonely Crowd, Gorse, Galley Beggar Press and many more. Follow him on Twitter: @gary_budden Gary Budden will appear on Episode 7 of the podcast, available to download and stream on 27th…