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04:52 min | 3 weeks ago

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"This is little atoms. A radio show about ideas and coach with me nailed any this week. Lauren growth returns a little ad. Talk about latest novel. Matrix is a new york times. Bestselling author three levels the monsters of templeton acadia and faints bureaus and the celebrated short story collections delicate edible birds and florida which we talked on their labs. A couple of years ago has been featured in the new yorker harpers the atlantic and simple best american short story anthologies. And today we're going to be talking about loans. Latest novel matrix lauren. Welcome back little atoms. Thank you so much for having menia first of all. Tell us how you would describe this novel. I just kind of this novel. As a contemporary retelling of the life of the phones who has the first female poet in french who became an abyss. But we don't actually know much about her so it's all imagined she becomes a mistake in my book and this book deals with ideas of female power and autonomy and a little bit of climate change and all sorts of other things the purpose of religion in the life of a person who is resistant to it. Well hey when you describe it. In those times i was gonna say this is ostensibly on the surface that departure for you compared to your previous word but actually there are many contemporary residences in the story. Oh absolutely actually meant for this book to be sort of the past and the present speaking to each other over the abyss. There's this incredible. Elliott smith quotes. That i was thinking about as i was writing. That goes a work of art in unfixed time. The shaft opens the past and present exist in the same moment and we know as being that. We are connected in that sort of the idea that i was trying to go with. I also played around with some of the historical fiction written by say penelope fitzgerald. Who does this sort of extraordinarily lights vision of the past written with a great deal of sort of contemporary wit's end ideas that have slithering in and out so that was my model for this book. What i was going to ask you about right at the edge. But let's do it now. Then so well support for joe terms of writing hysterical historical fiction.

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05:52 min | Last month

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"Gerald who he is which is actually inspired by my late husband. Charlie who was acquitted distinguished neuroscientist. So jared is not at principalities. At harvard he is his really not identical with my my husband and mikhail is not identical with me as i said i was using using them parameters of memoir and really re imagining the same material and save emotions but reimagining them with different people slightly different setting and more of a complicated platt and so it both is and both is an is not based on real people. So jared was is a professor at harvard. And he's interested in going to the west of the united states which is very different from the east. Most obvious signet happens when you go west and go to a place like santa chiara which is inspired by santa fe. Most obvious thing that happens immediately is that you can't pre you're very short of breath because accident is not being utilized by your brain. Your grades not getting enough axa jen and so your heart goes a little faster and you may have a feelings of slight panic. Or maybe just hyper excitement. You enter a different state of consciousness if you're coming from sea level which is where i come from when i go west. So he goes out west and he wants to. He gets very interested in endangered languages. Studying the languages of a number of native american tribes and peoples who are we might call aboriginal native americans whose ancestors very much predate any any white white settlers from england. So we're in a in a landscape that both isn't isn't america or united states. The united states is relatively new nation but north america has been there for you know millions of years and so when americans come to parts of north america or south america they were they moving into regions that predate their own Civilization so jared gets very interested in endangered languages and mcculloch learns that you're the after his death when she's looking at us. Manuscript and mcculloch comes into Some sort of really awkward and.

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02:41 min | Last month

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"On some of those launches take place actually from the very same part the went from i saw one of the end of two thousand nine hundred nine it was a sunset launch was absolutely incredible to watch it with very thrilling. Very dramatic. Actually so listen up. The whole sky the funder of extraordinary noise as well citing very very dramatic. It's in the middle of nowhere. If i can so say that without giving offense to anybody i mean. It's actually in the kazakhstan step. It's a come. Send me our desert in western portion of kazakhstan. It is incredibly difficult to actually get to. When i went there in two hundred nineteen from london it took about twenty eight hours and three of flights and five bus journey. Actually get that still pretty not exactly secrets. Very close place for difficult could access to go to. It's actually a little piece of russia that still sits as it were come least to the russians inside the independent now. Republicans cousins tom. So what you got as a remote place. That's the key. And at the time and was built constructed i think starting in nineteen fifty. Five eight was. It was a four remote on. We're talking about a place. The was essentially size of kentucky. I in fact it's it's it's about a hundred times bigger than had canaveral in the united states. I mean not gives you some idea of what we're dealing. It's absolutely enormous. They will probably would definitely kazakh not months that lived there for centuries and just move with at tents and the cattle across the camels across the step. All of them were moved out. This place was empty. Other human beings and the reason it was built that was precisely in order to test that missiles talking about iran. The are seven one that was used as an intercontinental ballistic missile. The one that had the chip weapon on top of it but also became an amended form the rocket that your garden would go into space in nineteen sixty one so this top secret. The kudos cosmodrome it starts. Missile base is built in this new vast. Empty land sort of in the middle of nowhere and one of the reasons they put it that aids because it has very clear skies about three hundred fifty days out of three hundred sixty five days a clear but the climate is horrible. In the summer it gets to fifty degrees and in the winter it gets to minus forty degrees in wins. Kinda hal off. The step is what really nasty climate and let some really nasty animals there as well snakes..

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05:41 min | Last month

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"Stephen walker was born in london. Here's a ba in history from oxford and an ma in the history of science from harvard is previous book shockwave. Countdown to hiroshima was in new york. Times bestseller is also an award winning documentary director. His films have won an emmy ab- after and the rose door europe's most prestigious documentary award. Today we're going to be talking about stephen's latest book which is beyond the astonishing story of the first human to leave our planet and journey into space stephen little atoms. Thanks for having me. The first thing we took about is why now for this book obviously books like a lot well to actually write wii the book out right now. I mean the obvious. The obvious truth is is out because we've just hit the sixty s. This is the big year the sixtieth anniversary of the first human or humans. In space yuri. Garin the first human to go into space when that in april nine sixty one which is just over sixty years ago and then substantive app americans who joust essentially lost the race with the russians the soviets for the first human in space got their astronaut. Alan shepard into space in may nineteen sixty one. So he'll talking about an anniversary and publishers. Love 'cause they can do things that investors which is great and so. That's what parts of it but i think it's more than that for me because i'm a none of us. Rates is one thing this is a hook but it's not enough for me to do a book like this and to put a book like this out at this time. The key is that we are living in very exciting times. As far as space is concerned is just tremendous kind of impetus adventure. We can maybe talk about Really exciting's happening happening among. Obviously there's talk about going back to the moon again as you space telescope going up based on the big entrepreneurs for like eat a mosque. Jeff bezos will satisfy switch. Brunson ruled taking Up into space and themselves. I think going up into space to get taste of what that's actually like so women a very interesting time with as little energy and excitement and there's a lot of drama and a sense of real adventure that we haven't really hunt for a very very long time and i think you could get back to the sixties to recapture that sense of adventure and excitement so in a way at a time when we on taking later steps you know we've beginning to move out into the soda system beyond anything we've done before. It's incredibly apposite. Time to back six decades to the moment essentially will begun when the very first step was taken by the very first human being into what i've called the beyond cycle title of my book just briefly remind of the context in which all of this story takes place. Why are the usa and the is are engaged in this race to space. We're in the middle of the cold war. I mean the epicenter of the cold war. You have the tastic..

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02:45 min | Last month

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"Besides jake knew as elliot had known as all artists often know that every story every single work of art from the cave paintings to whatever was playing at the park theatre in kabul skill to his own puny books with in conversation with every other work of art bouncing against its predecessors joined from its contemporaries harmonizing with the patterns all of it paintings choreography in poetry and photography and performance And the ever fluctuating novel was willing away. In an unstoppable spin art machine of its own and that was a beautiful thrilling thing. He would hardly be the first to take some tale from a play or a book in this case a book that had never been written and create something entirely new from it. Miss saigon from madam butterfly the hours from the dalloway. The lion can from hamlet. For goodness sake. It wasn't even taboo and obviously it wasn't theft you're gonna parker's managed existed at the time of his death. Jacob never see more than a couple of pages of the thing to remember little of what he had seen shouli what he himself might make from so little with belong to him and only to him. Be sen- were the circumstances in which jake found himself that january evening and his computer in his credit curbs full apartment in the leather stocking region of upstate. New york out of pride hope time and he could finally admit ideas of his own. He hadn't gone looking for this. He had upheld the honor of writers who listened to the ideas of other writers and then turned responsibly back to their own. He had absolutely not invited. The brilliant spark student had abandoned okay involuntarily abandoned to come to him with come it had and here it was this urgent shimmering thing already tap tapping in his head already hounding him the ideas characters. The problem so what was going to do about that. He rhetorical question. Obviously he knew exactly what he was going to do about that so i took it to jean communists. We've been talking about her latest novel. The plot which is at the uk from favor gene. Thank you so much for taking the time to share. It was great to talk to you again. This episode of little atoms whose produced and presented by me nail denny edited by sky redman and was first broadcast on resonance one. I four point four. Fm latham's is supported by eight to nine up in hosted by cast. If you enjoyed the show please do subscribe rates on itunes and even tell a friend. Thanks for listening..

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03:03 min | 2 months ago

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"Erratically appropriations okay but then we have to look at how white the publishing industry is super super white the us so that means that the appropriation is more likely affecting people of color. We have to look at how masculine american literature has been. How many men chosen to write in women's wasted. I am this is amazing. Podcast called marlin j. re dead people and to the bowl. Yeah and they just had one episode recently where marlin james new amazing booker prize winning author. I can't leave anyone listening to podcasts into who he is. He said that in order for men to write women they need to read women and his editor jake said will then in order for women to write men they need to remand. Knee said they already do. Yeah i mean yes. I mean if you're sort of outside of that thing that keeps being identified as the default which is white male insists in straight. You've been absorbing all of the stuff about that default. All your life is a reader. so it's actually. It's really not hard to ready. Characteristic gerry anderson. I i know dozens of jerry or since white men might age involved in creative endeavors. Who are a little bit clueless about the damage that they've done. So yeah i mean but i go round it around on this if we look at the back simply in courts of the case of dream girl first of all. This is one place where we should believe jerry. Jerry made it. He made the whole thing in the reason. He doesn't wanna talent you on what the inspiration was is because then you know..

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08:01 min | 2 months ago

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"Had this great job. i love it. I'm so lucky that. How do you keep it fun in fresh and so that's why we're going about it. You know and dream girl in particular. I like her. i don't read it enough in. i have not read it widely. I do watch a lot of horror films. And i watched them by myself for the most part because the other people in my household do not let her so. It's interesting watch harm. I went south and with jim girl in particular. I had just missed the end of two thousand eighteen in. I just finished watching a quiet place. And i was thinking not for the first time about helmets. Har- loves to deal with the idea of isolation it's usually very literal is apply solution. People are out in the country telecommunications or down they can't get to anyone no one knows where they are. They're off the grid. But i had this hunch that you could achieve the same thing in a congested urban senate and i always wanted to try it and after watching a quiet place in thinking about. I was like yeah. I'm ready to write a novel. Where someone's inner city can see people all the telecommunications work yet this person is still some very trapped in isolated i had a hunch can is at the end of two thousand eighteen. That people were more isolated than they really knew that. We had a lot of buzz in clutter. That made her lives seem busy full. That stuff could easily follow away in find out how many true friends we actually had when push came to shop and then of course what you couldn't have noticed lockdowns. We're going to start happening. I am not rushing On the opposite. I mean i would look back through history in so you can make money betting against my instincts on almost anything. Let's talk about your protagonist. Gerry anderson that you raised the specter of philip. Roth jerry under said is clearly. Wanna be late middle aged. Why big beasts of american literature right. Yeah tell us something about him. Well okay so it's important to remember that. Jerry is not of ross generation that he thinks he should be jerry. Anderson is sixty something novelist One really big success in other successes but one book in particular has allowed him to live. The life of the mind live very well. He identifies with raw bellow updike that generation. He feels like he has that level of gravitas. He is someone who secretly keeps waiting for the phone to rain in the middle of the night to be told that he's won the nobel prize. Mean he really does have that level of confidence made even arrogance about his work in some things. Jerry is a very interesting actual alter ego for me because we he's horrible is terrible. Cnn did that out of the way right up front. But i agree with a lot of things about writing in creation. I like the fact. That jerry doesn't better is research does just enough. I like that. He belongs to what call team imagination where he thinks you should just get to make stuff up and his somewhat tired of questions about the are biographical aspects of his work. I had a lot of different writers on my mind when i was creating jerry but woman in my office note. Limping comical insanely space to me. I'm also not entirely. There's a lot of mehan. Jerry i just think i'm i think i'm her social being tapped. I'm so when you actually run out the pandemic pretty well because they did have friendships. That i could pursue the attacks in dm in facebook pages. I never felt lonely. Not really because he's a stay at home writer. I put years in making sure that. I had these communities to keep me company when i was home alone writing. Show yet jerry. Juries a snob. His hair much snob but he is wolraad. He is smart is good at what he does in Comes to women. He's an absolute hig. He doesn't have a clue. You really doesn't feel like jerry were sitting next to me. He gas mcgauchie. Say that about me. Because jerry is that most person of awe in that's the person who is very vested in believing that they're good which i think is one of the most dangerous concepts that anybody can have about themselves. You mentioned the idea of novelist. Spain you always asked about autobiographical elements in that were jerry's. His first book was based on his. Rather unpleasant. Oprah again yeah. He's had trouble times in his past and he loosely based on that and so of course. This is something everybody asked him. But he's got this book we really don't give much away about what happens in the story. Because people need to experiments out for themselves but dream girl is also the title of the book that may jerry a massive success and so one of the themes in the book is in this book. Go his book. Go is is is the idea of taking someone else's story to use novelist using other people's stories as thoughtful work and this smitten. I it's viewed the great chris power a few weeks ago about his brilliant book. A lovely man which has a similar theme and privately luckily just for this you now lower just a couple of weeks ago with the news the other thorough around the cat person story again about you. Know the fact that ted's out that spot possibly have been based on aspects of somebody's real lives at so. Let's talk about you use of this team in the book about the idea of taking somebody else's life as material your novel. This is something i really struggle with. Lady in the late was full up. Letta meditation on whether i can defend what i do when i take a real crime story and turn it into a novel and i'm not sure it's defensible. But i'm also not sure is indefensible. Ellison caesar beside the point. I understand what people value their own stories in believe that their stories belong to them on one of the reasons that that's a legitimate way to feel is because there are times when the motion picture business comes calling in will pay people for the rights to their real life story. You know michael lewis the writer american writer who written so many amazing books you know. He's made a lot of people. Famous in those people got to sell their stories. Make money too. So yeah. Your story has value. Maybe has to be pretty extraordinary. Value in the next part is but are you harmed by someone else deciding to tell your story again survived while yes it now. I think i have damaged in friendships because people have read my books instead what she stole my life and i don't think i've done that with a friend except like little teeny tiny stories. That are kind of funny like a story about a friend who on a road trip bought some desired snack at a roadside gas station. When it turned out not to be the delicious thing that she wanted she and her sister tried to flush out mujtaba toilet with disastrous results. Like y'all still stuff. Like i'm a little mad i i'll grab stuff like that but it is a really difficult argument because then we also have to get into. Okay well. i think that.

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05:31 min | 2 months ago

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"Still the tom brady will. The instrumentation is kept feddie lewis until the nineteenth century. The romantics really cared about color. So the trajectories was ever greater specificity in music notation and the countess side of that is gradually making less and less space for interpretation so if you'll performing a medieval song probably about seventy five percent of the music is in the interpreter enormous freedom in how to perform e when you get to the nineteenth century to beethoven's time the former is just a performing monkey. I'm being a bit route. Here is mechanical to. I'm not an invest enormous authority in the genius. Composer is given us sort of god-like authority to dictate. Exactly what the is is not a good thing. I'm not sure it is certainly what happens to the west little atoms. I'm nailed any damn talking to michael spicer. We're talking about his book. The musical human history of life on earth and michael you talk about a identifiable history of music. Starting about forty thousand years ago the birth of what we would recognize as a modern human. Let's go a little bit further back than say a little bit further back. Will thousand years both to australopithecus. And i or the stabs a bipedal is which you talk about having an important connection to our identification. We've music. Yeah i into size what we call music. Nobody outside the west coast music. Music is is one word for sort of swiss army knife multiple things music does and when music quote unquote crystallizes. It assembles to gay at a a plethora of elements which evolved quite independently. So so rhythm miss. I found in insects on sixty five million years ago. We know that because we have fossils of prehistoric hated it so bush cricket some because fraud. Exactly what pitch kated chirp. And i was a thousand natural actually but the first knows in history is an e..

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04:40 min | 2 months ago

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"Oxide so he was a baker in oxford that in his spare time he did science and he was really into ballooning which most british scientists have written often. Said this is just. It's anything that french people did. But he really was into scientifically he felt the there's a lot of ministries going up into the iron studying skies. He he wanted he puts go balloons and learn more about the weather in the climate and he he managed part because he lives in oxford he managed to get a visa proud funded by getting the students to light to the balloons. They put on a show. The students and beds assigns some back then. The students would give him money agent between the doctor election His little good at the science. The chemistry professor at oxford had to bring him in to improve the laps because of being slightly behind times. It being quite so stuffy about it in contrast to invest either much more. I've been a much more up near new exciting new subjects like chemistry folks elizabeth behind realize it needs to catch up so got the local baker to improve their labs. But you can tell any Oxford cambridge jet. You might not he. He went did that him in. This professor went the festival but board working oxford because it was it was a boring. The people i am at the time state often setup this clinic and bristol this vision of being able to use gases to heal. People didn't walk but you could see how at the time idea at they developed it of new processes for a machines the people to collect different gases and inhale which is where the nitric oxide stuff comes up at saturday. Doses ballooning helped helped chemistry labs. The oxford university is bike. And he's not really. He occasionally talks in history stories. I think some movie about having these forgotten people in history. The way looking at well at what i just mentioned the all of these guys knew each other. James watt's daughter is treated after every book..

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04:55 min | 2 months ago

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"This is little atoms radio show about ideas and coach with me naoto any this week a story of human feeling with up to genetics play call dice and his new book connections. Kodi is the professor of bioengineering. Psychiatry and behavioral sciences at stanford university is known for creating and developing opted genetics and hydrogel tissue chemistry advanced. Technology is studying the function of the brain in tax allowing complex emotions to be studied at the level of individual cells. A member of the national academy of medicine the national academy of sciences and the national academy of engineering dice. O-of has received numerous prizes discoveries including the kyoto prize. The breakthrough prize..

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04:12 min | 4 months ago

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"For long haul violence about how it's expressed can understand it and how much we are willing or able to tolerate it. You know on the extent to which we match blame women who find themselves victims of these particular circumstances so there is a who has me and my mom. When i was very young. She sort of leads among that she needed her and she goes to her mother's house and will test or you know. What are you doing here. What you want is kind of the understanding is married. And this is what happens is parked who've married life or or marriage. So what are you running here for. Eventually she goes back home. There's also a sense of victim blaming it's kind of like well you know the man is like where you. Why are you even complaining. So i think there is that expectation and i think it is also supported and reinforced by women and to me. That's one he was interested in things votes hit that some women will actually reinforce the perpetration of violence against women because of their own attitudes to violence in their own. Understanding of what is acceptable within the parameters of an intimate relationship. So you know any caribbean. We do have a problem with domestic violence. And i think the un commissioner for human rights did see a couple years back that while. This is something that happens all over. The world seemed to be particularly prevalent in the caribbean. And i think it is a subject that is right for discussion and exploration and understanding. Something that we need to look very carefully. I think one of the ways in which we can do that is through storytelling. All story is a kind of a safe space to examine a difficult topic. And i certainly hope back how one sister sweetser halls revitalize fat safe space for people to look at domestic violence and to examine their on attitudes individually and our attitudes collectively as a society not as a region about about intimate partner violence. Oh yeah. I think that was. It was really important to me to be able to look at some of the attitudes domestic violence. On though i would not say that i set out to write a book about domestic violence. Because i don't want to theme. I don't sit down and say let me read bookable domestic violence. Today it does happen. That are all based on this story that i received. I'm really thankful. For the fact that i got the opportunity to explore this me in this way and just one of the character. Tony roberts the patent is ostensibly. One of aden's right hand man him. We see another sort of aspects of the exploitation of the island by rich foreigners via the He's a sex worker. Basically part time seems seems to present himself as as somebody who has autonomy over what he is doing. We find out later on. Maybe maybe that's not necessarily the case but yeah let's let's just talk about the existence of of this world of big sex tourists. I mean this is something i remember. When i first wrote the novels. I reviewed i released one of the early reviewers kinda she expressed a little bit of you know..

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03:14 min | 4 months ago

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"Yeah elicits a little items. I'm nail denny today. I'm talking to jerry jones and we're talking about her debut novel. How the one system sweeps her house sherry said. I wanted to talk about some of the characters and a little bit more detail. So we'll start with paula. As you said we find her in this violent destructive relationship with a man the one my imagine she could leave but we also see a why family and a mother as may who is present in. This story is dead at the start of the story Grandmother wilmer. I don't want to give to sway. Say what he's but they said absolutely wild character carson who is terrifying grandmother. Woolmer's husband. Tell us something about about. Laura's background some of these people are his diet aid and one of the key things for her in. The novel is the core concept of low and for la last year. We love with the singing of her me. The way the who sang it and started coming up with a thought. That's one of the earliest expressions of love that anybody will a will feel or experience that sort of love from mother depend name or by son or whatever so lila's character is very much in search about love and i think nothing's way she gets into some of the issues that she does because she's living with her grandmother after her mother's death and her grandmother's husband and she goes through some really traumatic experiences at the hands of her grandmother and her husband and i think that she la la to certain extent because it's clear to her or she feels that she's not getting that level of love and affection at home and therefore i think that's part of the reason why she goes searching for it in eden. Her husband who just happens to take the time and the effort to sing her name in just the way her mother did. So i think la la like most people in the world is looking for love. Unfortunately she's also running away from a situation. And i think as with anybody who's running away from something. I think we focus a lot on what we're running a week from not necessarily what we're running into and therefore that need of the problems that she has to to grapple with in the novel so yes she ends up married to aden They have a dog. And i think think the birth of her daughter is the catalyst for change in lalas life and i think that happens in the novel just as it does in real life for women in similar circumstances so the birth of this of this doctor this this much beloved..

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05:39 min | 4 months ago

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"I'm realized that she was a hair. Braider and i remember here. Breeders being a feature of the local beach scape on the beach of life very early ernie adolescents. I would see so in nineteen eighty four. I would have been ten going on eleven not to eat each myself. But that's the truth. So i would have been ten eleven and i was just sort of coming into an awareness of self and who i was and i just remember the eighties. With such fondness. So i it was the fact that i remember going to the beach around that time and that the here breeders were very much a part of the local escape so that was the first reason but quite apart from that i mean i just love the lake. The decade of the eighteenth just meant so much to me and there were so many elements of my child. Turn my adolescence. Being a teenager that are associated with things from the eighties that were no longer here and that it was just such a pleasure to be able to recreate at sort of lifts through again. So i mean things like the huns addresses and Going to the cinema the globe cinemas sitting in the balcony of throwing popcorn into the pit on string bags string bags were like everywhere in the. Atc don't see them now at all. That's a thing for me on so many elements of the nineteen eighties. Even even in terms of the breeding baheren putting beat sappy and that was really that was the stylish. Speak to do with your hair and a lot of local here. Breeders would have been breeding on the beach taurus in nineteen eighty-four. So it was. It was absolutely a pleasure for me to be able to revisit bapti. I wanna talk about a number of the characters. This book has a large cast of characters. And you've just mentioned that. The book started off when i came here. You ambitious guesses. Show story lorries. I'd say the bane character of the story. The story is told from the perspective of multiple characters. And so i wanted to talk about festival. I guess why multiple characters but to do that. Let's talk about i. Guess how those how those characters came together. How the book came together over those moves for characters and think in barbados impart my my culture as a beach and has a carribean person. Orel storytelling is very much apartment. That's just how we live how we express ourselves even on and they're very to me. It's very interesting how we do that. And i think you probably only. I certainly probably only recognize certain aspects of that when i went somewhere else. Lives for one and felt the absence of it so locally. When we're telling a story you know. We kind of have a tendency to meander a bit. So i would say okay. Let me tell you of judy. From down the road. Donald junie jomie one. That married a tall on. You'll know talk about tom..

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04:01 min | 4 months ago

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"She is a graduate of the writing program at sheffield hallam university where she won both the archie markham award and the am heath prize in twenty days she was also awarded a full fellowship from the vernon studio center and how the one sister swept our house. Which we're gonna be talking about. Today is both our first novel and has recently been shortlisted for the two thousand and twenty one women's prize sherry welcomes a little atoms whole. Hi thank you so much for having a pleasure to be here. I go taylor's how you would describe the novel on so how the one. I'm sister sweeps. Her house is a novel about a woman who works on the beach in barbados as here breeder and it's a little bit of politics the summer of nineteen eighty-four when she gives birth to her first child on the same night of her baby's birth. There is a murder the murder of a wealthy torrance a little further along the beach where she knits and the novel really is about how those two events are connected but along the we examined lots of things including issues of harvard. E-class reese in barbados. Thank there's also a really touching love story that happens between the main character and one of the other characters so in a nutshell. That's what i'd say the novels about. And let's get straight into the title ben because the title how one sister sweeps a house is not what the story is about beyond the metaphorical use that. This is a sabo is told in the prologue of the story by stella the main characters grandmother wilmer to basically keep on the straight and narrow. So is this a real bob. Avian story actually. It isn't and in in another week. Is i know that sounds a little strange. There is no actual myth about the one sister about two sisters who go into tunnel goes into the tunnel sorry and is confronted by a monster. That specific tale is not told him barbados. That was made up for the book. But we do have a tradition in barbados of telling children stories about these fantastical scary characters and there is the tradition of telling these tales to kind of scared children and younger people away from from activities that we might consider to be dangerous or bad. So the tradition of telling back type of story for that her is very much like bar betas but certainly that specific story doesn't currently form part of our culture tradition now or maybe it will now. Yes maybe perhaps so baxter's be the place where the story is set around is a fictional creation as well but tell us. Is there somewhere. It's based on still back since. Beach is actually a mixture of number of actual beaches in barbados. And the reason that you know. It's a is a fictional beach on actual each from here is because there is no one beach that i'm aware of that has all the characteristics that baxter's beach has in the book so for example baxters beach has. There's a little remnant of a fishing village. That's very close by. There's la at edens living quarters which is very poor Distressed type of environment than there is also the crikey portion of the beach where the luxury villas are that the wealthy tourists inhabit..

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04:04 min | 2 years ago

"little" Discussed on Little Atoms

"Adam way, miss work has been published in the guardian the Atlantic the new internationalist and by the BBC with his primary focus in their relationship between humans and the natural world. He lives on one hundred year old barge on the river Lee in London and his first book kings of the Yukon an Alaskan river journey which we're gonna be talking about today has also very recently won the Sunday Times young rights of the year award at welcome to little atoms. Thanks. I wanna talk about. I mean, say what inspired the book, but we should say what inspired the journey in the book yet because the someone was almost almost by the but really focuses on the summoned. I it's hard to know where these things not really I'd always been joined going to Alaska. I remember watching white FANG in the cinema. When I was about eight years old in a news public fascination. We've been asking that came about and then Radi. The I actually went to Alaska was in twenty thirteen I was dead rallying because I'd always been looted there, but was sensitive said environmental journalist and traveled over the state in a couple of months in one of the stories I picked up on his invited out onto the Yukon custody crime delta, which is far west Alaska, and I was invited there by guy might Williams who was then chief of the big nation and aided in Ovid's, very remote. But to get that you had to fly through this town called Bethel and Mike said it was a try on in town at the time in the phase that he said that stuck in my head was that Gandhi had is. We have on summoned, and I sat in on this case of peace about it for the Atlantic. And it was these twenty three ubiquitous woman who will try because they go out and fished when there was a ban on the catching of kings and the Alaska department of fishing game put this down on because this massive crashing Sam numbers in the past few years and the defending themselves, and that was understood that it was there that traditional practice, almost spiritual heritage fish defending themselves in the first amendment who the light to factors that religion. And it felt to me not to that different ways of looking at the wellbeing forced up against each other in this state land tick, but it felt to me that there was this much bigger story to be told what restrictions of input in place. So when I was in twenty thirteen the story was kind of focused on this one small part of actually a river, just slightly south of the Yukon the Cusco Quinn. I came back to follow the story in twenty fourteen in twenty fifteen it was a fishing ban on the entire length of the Yukon river. That's too. Thousand miles at SCA and going into Canada, which is totally unprecedented. Never happened before amount was a ban on catching not just commercial fishing, but also subsistence so would indigenous people that rely on it for the menu harvests. And that that's a blanket ban has been pullback slight announced try and get a balance between indigenous fishing and protection. Sam is will Wade conservative at the moment. There's a number of species of Pacific, salmon, particularly are obviously digital to Alaska, but your book is mainly concerned with what's called the king salmon, tell us about that face. What's special about it? Yes. It was in on the Atlantic. Brioni, Hans one type of salmon on the five and have kind of different niches and the king of the the biggest ones that travel furthest, and they used to be absolutely enormous specimens eighteen ninety one hundred pound fish when on common. The biggest fish of the biggest king salmon ever caught on line was the same. Wait is the limit of Fenway books, which gives you some of ideas of how big they used to bait and December that travel furthest in the world's on the Yukon and ones that travel very furthest to give an idea that nice cycle that Bowen way way way up with the the furthest one of the travel born in place McNeil lake which is almost two thousand miles from the spending first year up in this lake, and then they'll just down with the cone guy out to the Pacific and feed off the coast of Japan going up to northern Russia would the Pacific and then in the last few months of their lives that will return to the Yukon and swim against the Covent..

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03:57 min | 3 years ago

"little" Discussed on Little Atoms

"Little atoms. I'm nailed any them to safety MacIntosh, and we took it about a novel, the water kill other. We've already discussed the fast part that this, this is a very pared-down novel. He just described you sort of, you know, enjoyment of imagine the poll, will you know the house and tell us something about actually creating that very, very sort of light micro world on the island based a lot on Reiger up Sigua in shit and by the sea, it's kind of based on the landscape around it took some liberties 'cause it set in the future. So I could make it like really hot, but I did try and kind of I did. I'm very influenced by Welsh mythology and you know the landscape and how they things together in the kind of very natural magic of where I grew up and visually those kind of good keesa me. But also when I wick listen to music and I would make. Pacific kind of Santrac and other time I was making fulltime in office whenever what secure. So I would just sit at my desk and I would do my work, but it was quite Admoni. I would listen to the soundtrack lychee flight eight hours a day for about a year, and I think just, yeah, listening to songs kind of helping me develop images in the scenes almost like, yeah, like like having a little film of the of the BIC playing in my head all the time and just kind of helping me tap into think of it. And I kind of like I kind of miss doing that now because I still do it by didn't have eight hours at a desk to do it anymore. Kind of my days a lot more interesting. It will like fragmented. So it's it's interesting not to have that dead time. That helped me make very vivid willed because I was thinking about it literally all the time. I wanted to talk about more about the the internal world of the sisters, visit a bond between three. I grew up with fall sisters myself. And you mentioned earlier about the bonds between siblings and friends? Thomas. Something more about that sort of like that tight bond. Do you have sisters idea? I've got one sister, but I grew up with seven cousins all about my age a little bit younger, and I'm the oldest and we all grew up very close. We spent a lot of childhood together, so it was. It was interesting to me because you grow pot Aena close me and my sister in particular, very, very close. And we were so close that we had like a secret language that you pretty much didn't talk until she was like five years old because we had almost like a psychic bond. My mum describes as I would talk for her. 'cause we're only a year apart in age and it was just there was something so kind of so pure and so interesting to me that very fundamental level of love and what you might do for that kind of love and how how not, how not having that suddenly having that kind of restricted or taking away from you, what d to person on your bilingual as well. Right. Do you think that how. That is reflected in your writing style? I think on a practical level just because I, I went to speaking school, so kind of I was used to fishing between languages all the time and but also made me steal of literature which at the time I really hated. But now I think it's given me just like maybe an intrinsic knowledge of kind of rhythms and stuff memories. So many wells, poems while poetry is just so lyrical, and so rhythmic in a way, I think just really kind of seeps into what I think is it has affected the way I write because I just things feel right. When I write I very into the rhythm and the structure of sentences I like reading them out loud and I did deploy trees. All before fiction did try my hand writing some walls perjury, but it was very by. Do you think that kind of that brain switching for me was useful? And because Welch is like such beautiful languages while it's really beautiful language..

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05:19 min | 3 years ago

"little" Discussed on Little Atoms

"It's a little atoms i'm nailed any today i'm talking to him around the doyle and we're talking about her memoir a book of untruths and you mentioned a couple of times related to your father's infidel so let's talk about that now and i guess your mother's slaves that have realize asian and it was going on and how she dealt with over the is when she still telling her trees after he died it's clear that she was aware of things populist time and because when she fell pregnant with my anger brother ed's she can try to sexually transmitted disease from him which can only be approved that he that he was a monster so i think she was always aware of it and i think what with sides for her and continue all the way through her life was that he would shock her friends so that kind of disloyalty not any him buzz her friends too and i i wish he'd been kinder and played further away from home but i think it felt easier just to look in the nest and see what was the bailable does that particular letter as well that gives him away in the book oh yes so she the ways that she told me that he of course i idea he went to i i had no idea that he was such a disloyal man so when she told me that she had found a latin history collection which is again another found the friend that they'd been having a relationship with one another i just couldn't believe i just couldn't believe her i thought who he wouldn't do that but the more time when tolan in the more evidence that she showed me and the more i i doubt myself i realized that's the reason i didn't believe her was that he had always made her unbelievable to the rest of us and that's very sad too so we've talked about how there was violence in the household yes what's the relationship like between you and your three brothers joe in all of this time how do you deal with it between yourselves or not at all well i felt that we were very close my younger brother at but hsun would play off against one another and be favoring one person over another way of kind of finding control in the world that he had no control over and i think that was very difficult and my eldest brother pots son adrian was very remote think he was thoroughly depressed and no one talked about his mother anymore any evidence hard disappeared and he was beaten a lot as well and he's ten years older than i and an eight years older than me and so he he was always very remote around this time your father job in saudi arabia goes off and there's a period of time where your traveling over there periodically and recreate vividly in the book what it was like this time which would have been in need early nineteen eighties to be traveling to saudi arabia yes what was that like apple of radi improved there's more than a toilet now very uncomfortable i think i fund it very i think he was the destination heading out of sunshine and and she saudi arabia then when you when i was young and i wasn't having to cover up i wasn't having to wear caftans or or cover my have i as a child it was very free and the beach was great and then having to head back to rainy rainy rainy rainy scotland with very very severe heart and the flights would leave it one in the morning from horon and we get into a teen i didn't know but eighty clock in the morning and it would always be freezing and we wouldn't have slept all night i yes it was it was hard and lonely yeah and you appointed to boarding school in scotland and as it turns out golden stain which is everybody will know is where prince charles wed it's not hukou says it isn't it really really isn't at we tell you that he enjoyed he enjoyed his time there very much and i think many many children did butts i didn't think it was a safe environment and my mother i think was delighted to be a fellow parent the queen having married to sort of poor ours mon to not be able to call us up an equal to to those other parents was delicious so when i did try to speak to her.

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