In conversation with Mark Haddon, Daisy Johnson, and KJ Orr

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In conversation with Mark Haddon, Daisy Johnson, and KJ Orr

In this podcast, Mark Haddon discusses his writing process and interests with local poet Daisy Johnson. The conversation is moderated by KJ Orr.

Mark Haddon has written four novels, including his best-selling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, which has been adapted for The National Theatre's award-winning production by the same name. Haddon has won numerous awards for his work, including the Whitbread Award, the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, and others. He has also written poetry, children books, screenplays, radio plays and TV dramas. His latest book is a collection of short stories, The Pier Falls, published by Jonathan Cape in 2016.

Daisy Johnson was born in 1990. Fen, her debut short story collection, was published by Jonathan Cape in June with the American edition coming out in 2017 with Graywolf. She was the winner of the Harper Bazaar short story competition. Her fiction has been published in, among others, The Warwick Review and The Boston Review. She has an MST from Oxford University in Creative Writing and a BA from Lancaster in English Literature and Creative Writing.

KJ Orr was born in London. Light Box is her first collection of short stories. Her stories have appeared in numerous publications, including Best British Short Stories 2015, the Dublin Review, the White ReviewLighthouse, and the Sunday Times Magazine. For her short fiction she has won the Dan Hemingway Prize and a Bridport Prize, been Pushcart Prize nominated, and shortlisted for awards including the BBC National Short Story Award, the Asham Award, the London Short Story Prize and the KWS Hilary Mantel International Short Story Prize. In 2012 Daunt Books published her story ‘The Inland Sea’ as the first of their Limited Edition Short Story Series. Her work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and anthologized by Comma Press, Salt Publishing, and Flight Press among others.

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