Unprintable: The LitReactor Podcast Episode 26 - The State of Transgressive Fiction (Guest: Irvine Welsh)
Every episode, Unprintable will take an irreverent look at books, the publishing industry, reading, writing, and more; featuring the know-it-all geekery of LitReactor Review Editor Cath Murphy, Education Director Rob Hart, Managing Editor Joshua Chaplinsky, Class Facilitator Renee Asher Pickup, and Columnist Brandon Tietz.
Episode 26 - The State of Transgressive Fiction (Guest: Irvine Welsh)
IRVINE FOOKIN' WELSH!!!
News: J.K. Rowling is accused of supporting a misogynist, which leads to a HUGE discussion of British politics, much to the chagrin of the one American (Brandon).
Reads: Irvine Welsh is FINALLY reading a book about drugs, Brandon is reading Irvine, and Cath is reading Just Kids. But this all turns into a conversation on drugs/education/being a writer (which is much more interesting) and OHMYGOD, BEGBIE'S GETTING HIS OWN BOOK!!!
Topic: The state of transgressive fiction. How it’s evolved from the days of “Trainspotting”/”American Psycho”/”Fight Club”. Is it now mainstream? How younger authors are approaching it.
- JK Rowling receives apology from Natalie McGarry after being accused of 'supporting misogynist trolls'
- Bookshots: 'A Decent Ride' by Irvine Welsh
- Irvine Welsh to publish Francis Begbie novel
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Brandon Tietz is a columnist for LitReactor, and the author of Out of Touch and Good Sex, Great Prayers. His short stories have been widely published, appearing in such anthologies as Warmed and Bound, Spark, and Burnt Tongues, which was co-edited by Chuck Palahniuk and Richard Thomas. Visit him at www.brandontietz.com.
Special thanks to Gordon Highland for the intro and musical cues. Visit him at gordonhighland.com.
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