Episode 1: Martin Cathcart Froden


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In this episode I have the privilege of speaking to Martin Cathcart Froden.

Martin is a novelist and poet.  Originally from Sweden, he has lived in Canada, Israel, Argentina, almost Finland and London. He’s worked as a drummer, avocado picker, magazine editor and prison teacher.

In 2015 he won the Dundee International Book Prize with Devil take the
Hindmost (now published by Freight Books), and his story The Underwater Cathedral won the 2013 BBC Opening Lines competition and has been broadcast on Radio 4.

He is currently Poet in Residence at the National Trust Scotland and is in the middle of a doctorate in Creative Writing / Criminology / Architecture in Glasgow, where he lives with his wife and three young children.

Martin and I discuss his experiences as a first time novelist and of working with a publisher. We also talk about his approach to working with others when leading creative writing sessions and the role of the writer in taking creative writing out into the community.

Martin also tells me about his experiences as poet in residence and how he approaches his role.

You can find out more about Martin from his homepage where you can also hear The Underwater Cathedral.

You can also follow him on Twitter and can find Devil Take the Hindmost here.

I hope you enjoy this episode. Please let me know in the comments or via Twitter and Facebook.


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