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Little Atoms 800 - Bret Easton Ellis' The Shards

It's the 800th Little Atoms, and Bret Easton Ellis returns to the show to talk to Neil about his first novel in thirteen years, The Shards.

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  • Little Atoms 901 - Clare Pollard's The Modern Fairies

    30:32
    Clare Pollard is an award-winning poet and playwright based in London. She is the author of five poetry collections and the former Editor of the Modern Poetry in Translation magazine. Her first novel, Delphi , was published by Fig Tree in 2022. On today's show she talks to Neil Denny about her second novel,The Modern Fairies.
  • Little Atoms 900 - Kevin Barry's The Heart In Winter

    32:12
    Kevin Barry is the author of four novels and three story collections. His awards include the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Goldsmiths Prize, the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award and the Lannan Foundation Literary Award. His stories and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, Granta and elsewhere. His novel, Night Boat to Tangier,was an Irish number one bestseller, was longlisted for the Booker Prize and named one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by the New York Times. He also works as a playwright and screenwriter. On today's show, the 900th episode of Little Atoms, Kevin talks to Neil Denny about his latest novel The Heart In Winter.
  • Little Atoms 899 - Rachel Khong's Real Americans

    27:37
    Rachel Khong is the author of Goodbye, Vitamin, winner of the California Book Award for First Fiction and named a Best Book of the Year by NPR; O, The Oprah Magazine; Vogue; and Esquire. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Cut, The Guardian, The Paris Review, andTin House. In 2018, she founded The Ruby, a work and event space for women and non-binary writers and artists in San Francisco's Mission District. On today’s show she talks to Neil Denny about her latest novel Real Americans.
  • Little Atoms 898 - Ayana Mathis's The Unsettled

    38:02
    Ayana Mathis's first novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie was a New York Times best seller and has been translated into sixteen languages. Her nonfiction has been published in the The New York Times, The Atlantic, Guernica, and Rolling Stone. Mathis is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop. On today's show she talks to Neil Denny about her long-awaited new novel The Unsettled.
  • Little Atoms 897 - Kaliane Bradley's The Ministry of Time

    28:41
    Kaliane Bradley is a British-Cambodian writer and editor based in London. Her short stories have appeared in Electric Literature, Catapult, Somesuch Stories and The Willowherb Review,among others. She was the winner of the 2022 Harper's Bazaar Short Story Prize and the 2022 V. S. Pritchett Short Story Prize. in this week's show she talks to Neil Denny about her first novel The Ministry of Time.
  • Little Atoms 896 - Orlando Whitfield's All That Glitters

    27:30
    Orlando Whitfield graduated from Goldsmiths University in 2009. He started dealing art while still a student, and worked in and around the art market for fifteen years. His writing has appeared in the Paris Review and the White Review. On today's show he talks to Neil Denny about his first book All That Glitters: A Story of Friendship, Fraud and Fine Art.
  • Little Atoms 895 - Sarah Perry's Enlightenment

    29:50
    Sarah Perry is the internationally bestselling author of the novels The Essex Serpent, Melmoth, and After Me Comes the Flood, and the non-fiction Essex Girls. On today's show she talks to Neil Denny about her latest novel Enlightenment.
  • Little Atoms 894 - Francesca De Tores' Saltblood

    28:48
    Francesca De Tores is a novelist, poet and academic. She is the author of four previous novels, published in more than 20 languages. In addition to a collection of poems, her poetry is widely published in journals and anthologies. On this week's show she talks to Neil Denny about Saltblood, an epic literary historical novel set during the Golden Age of Piracy, about the life of the infamous female pirate Mary Read.
  • Little Atoms 893 - Niamh Mulvey's The Amendments

    31:33
    Niamh Mulvey's first book, the short story collection Hearts and Bones: Love Songs for Late Youth was published by Picador in June 2022. Her short fiction has been published in The Stinging Fly, Banshee and Southword and was shortlisted for the Seán O’Faoláin Prize for Short Fiction 2020. In this week's show she talks to Neil Denny about her first novel The Amendments.