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The Worm Hole Podcast Episode 44: Tyler Keevil (Your Still Beating Heart)

Charlie and Tyler Keevil (Your Still Beating Heart) discuss using the violence of Snow White in an adult thriller to shocking and literary effect, writing in the second person to tell a story within a story where either – or both, or none – may be ‘true’, and the many hearts at the heart of his novel.

I was joined by Susmita Bhattacharya for episode 32

Release details: recorded 16th August 2021; published 23rd August 2021

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00:54 What does your job as Director of the BA in Creative Writing entail?
09:08 Is the story we are told about Eira true or is it an attempt at writing by our struggling fictional creative?
11:48 How much of you is in this book?
15:53 Why the second person narrative?
21:12 What was behind the small exploration of what Eira can do now that her husband is gone?
23:33 How crucial is Tod’s presence, or lack of presence, to the story as a whole?
25:00 The chapters are like short stories; why did you choose to write in this way?
27:34 You have a linking theme in the use of ‘heart’ – could you expand on this?
31:45 Is Eira and Gogol’s future life good?
34:50 What was the message or takeaway you wanted to leave your readers with?
36:28 What’s next?

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