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Ava Glass on Story Radio

Interview with author Ava Glass and reading from The Chase

Martin Natha interviews spy insider turned author Ava Glass about her debut novel, The Chase, published by Penguin.

Listen to this podcast to find out more about how Glass found her inspiration, and hear her talking about how she structured her novel which has been highly praised by various critics for its gripping plot and breathless pace. She also reads from The Chase for Story Radio.

‘A thrilling read … I could not have loved it more!’ Lisa Jewell

‘A high-octane, warp-speed thriller’ Guardian

This episode was produced by Martin Nathan. Martin Nathan has worked as a labourer, showman, pancake chef, fire technician, and railway engineer. His short fiction has been published by Tangent Press, HCE and Grist and his poetry has appeared in Finished Creatures, Erbacce and Aesthetica.

His novel – A Place of Safety – is published by Salt Publishing. In 2020 he was shortlisted for the Woodward International Playwriting Prize and the Nick Darke Award.

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Greg Mosse and Kate Mosse photographed in their library

Interview with Greg Mosse and Kate Mosse

Tabitha Potts and Martin Nathan interview best-selling novelist and short story writer Kate Mosse and playwright and debut novelist Greg Mosse, whose novel The Coming Darkness (Moonflower Books) is publishing on the 10th November.

Early praise for Greg Mosse’s dystopian thriller have included Lee Child’s review:

“Greg Mosse writes like John le Carre’s hip grandson”

We interviewed both writers about their writing techniques in a wide-ranging discussion of their work.

Kate Mosse is the best-selling author of ten novels and short story collections including the multimillion-selling Languedoc Trilogy – Labyrinth, Sepulchre and Citadel – and Gothic fiction including The Winter Ghosts and The Taxidermist’s Daughter, which she has adapted for the stage for 2022.

Greg Mosse is currently the founder and leader of the Criterion New Writing script development programme at the Criterion Theatre, London,

Since 2015, he has written and produced 25 plays and musicals, often in collaboration.

During the coronavirus lockdowns, he wrote two-and-a-half novels, of which The Coming Darkness will be the first to be published.

The producer was Tabitha Potts. She is a writer living in East London. She has had several short stories published in print and online and short-listed for various awards, most recently the Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize. In a previous life, she was a BBC Radio Drama producer.


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Interview with Amanda Owen, the Yorkshire Shepherdess

In this episode, Martin Nathan interviews Amanda Owen, the Yorkshire Shepherdess, about what writing means to her, and she reads an extract from her new book, Celebrating the Seasons with the Yorkshire Shepherdess, about the harsh but rewarding realities of living in tune with the seasons on one of the highest, most remote hill farms in the country.

 A best-selling author, Amanda is also a full-time shepherdess with 800 sheep, a vintage tractor owner, sheepdog breeder, conservationist (the farm is a haven for nesting birds such as curlews and lapwings), horsewoman, and mother of nine. 

Amanda and her family have worked the rugged land at Ravenseat Farm in Swaledale on the Yorkshire Cumbria boarder for more than 25 years and are passionate caretakers of the countryside.

This episode was produced by Martin Nathan. Martin Nathan’s short fiction and poetry has appeared in a range of journals and his novel – A Place of Safety is published by Salt Publishing. His dramatic writing has been shortlisted for the Nick Darke award and the Woodward International Prize.