The Drunken Odyssey with John King: A Podcast About the Writing Life

Episode 457 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on Apple podcastsstitcher, spotify, or click here to stream (right click to download, if that’s your thing).

In this week’s show, Ryan Rivas talk about small press publishing, book design, and the value of MFA programs.

Ryan Rivas by Jared Alan Smith.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_457.mp3
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In this week's show, Janna Benge and I talk to Lily Brooks-Dalton about the experience of having her novel adapted into a prominent Netflix flick, how to enjoy letting a story take a new life with another creator, what the running time of a film means for a film's meaning, what film adaptations can teach a novel writer, and what film and television writing can do for a writer's creative momentum.

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Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:46am EDT

In this week’s show, I talk to the novelist Elif Shafak about the importance of the structure of literary novels, the sublime oddity of the mind, how politics deepen literature (so long as politics don’t drive literature), how research itself generates creativity, and how inclusive literature is the richest literature.




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Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_455.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 7:27pm EDT

This week, I talk to the novelist and graphic novel writer Sarah Kuhn about writing about Cassandra Cain for a YA audience, the demographics of fandom, the fun of the depth of the character pool of DC Comics, and collaborating with an amazing artist.

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Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 1:26pm EDT

The poet and memoirist Carolyn Forché discusses elegies, the role of the unconscious in composition, and being willing to avoid plans.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_453.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 2:01am EDT