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Evie Wyld

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First Draft - Evie Wyld

First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing

Evie Wyld's debut novel, After the Fire, a Still Small Voice, was short-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and awarded the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Her second novel, All the Birds, Singing, won the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Encore Award and the European Union Prize for Literature, and it was shortlisted for the Costa Book Award for Best Novel. In 2013 she was named one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. Her latest novel, The Bass Rock, won the Stella Prize. She lives in London. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55mins

21 Mar 2022

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Evie Wyld - on awards, writing about male violence and how motherhood changes your writing

Not Too Busy To Write

Evie Wyld is an award winning author of three novels, the latest of which, The Bass Rock, won the Stella Prize 2021. We discuss writing a novel about male violence against a backdrop of #MeToo, and speaking about the subjects in the book in a year of highly publicised violence against women. We also talk about how motherhood, and the nature of writing with young children, led to some of the structural elements of The Bass Rock and how an award like the Stella Prize can create change in a writing career.LinksThe Bass Rock - Evie WyldReview Book Shop PeckhamDevotion - Hannah KentThe Interestings - Meg WolitzerYou can find all the books recommended on Not Too Busy To Write at our bookshop.org shop - making it a great way to support both the podcast and independent bookshops

39mins

27 Oct 2021

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28: Man Booker Prize Deep Dive, Evie Wyld and the Brighton Bookshop

The Brighton Book Club

On this episode of the Brighton Book Club, we take a deep dive into the Man Booker longlist with KD Books, talk to founder of the Brighton Book Shop, Lois, about their LGBTQIA+ charity bookselling venture and Evie Wyld joins us to discuss this month's book club book, THE BASS ROCK.

1hr

24 Oct 2021

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The 2021 Stella Prize winner in conversation: Evie Wyld

The Wheeler Centre

Evie Wyld. Photo: Urszula Soltys.'In the year that we've just had, where women's work is so marginalised, with housework and child care and everything, this felt like an incredible year to win... This has been the win of my career so far.'In this episode of the Wheeler Centre podcast, listen to an in-depth conversation between 2021 Stella Prize winner Evie Wyld and 2021 Stella Prize judge Elizabeth McCarthy. Following the Prize announcement in April, Wyld joined us from her home in the UK to discuss The Bass Rock’s gothic tale of toxic masculinity, and the impact the Stella Prize continues to have on the Australian literary landscape.Established in 2012 to combat widespread gender bias in Australian literature, the Stella Prize elevates the writing of Australian women and non-binary writers with an annual $50,000 literary prize, and offers a dynamic snapshot of the richness and diversity Australian literature has to offer.Content warning: This conversation includes discussion of abuse, sexual assault and self-harm.Presented in partnership with The Stella PrizeThe bookseller for this event was Neighbourhood Books

57mins

3 Sep 2021

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Evie Wyld on the landscapes of her life, not tying things up neatly, trusting the subconscious, and our remaining monsters.

The Secret Life of Writers by Tablo

Since Evie Wyld was first published, her writing has been celebrated for its fine observations, and way of pinning down emotional nuance. Her first novel, After the Fire, A Still Small Voice, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and a Betty Trask Award and Evie was listed as one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists. Her second novel, All the Birds Singing, won the Miles Franklin Award, the Encore Award, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, and was longlisted for the Stella Prize. Then with her third novel The Bass Rock she won the Stella Prize. It weaves together the lives of three women across different periods of time and explores male violence, in different guises. But Evie doesn’t just explore male violence, she gets in deep, and leaves you reeling from the cumulative impact of this age-old misogyny. It’s one of the most unsettling and artfully written novels of recent times. Evie’s also written a graphic novel with illustrator Joe Sumner called Everything Is Teeth, and she co-runs Review, an indie bookshop in Peckham London.

57mins

9 Jun 2021

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Evie Wyld "The Bass Rock"

Books, Books, Books

Evie Wyld discusses her novel “The Bass Rock”, winner of the 2021 Stella Prize SHOW NOTES:  Nicole Abadee Website: https://www.nicoleabadee.com.au Facebook: @nicole.abadee Twitter: @NicoleAbadee Instagram: @nicoleabadee Evie Wyld  Website: http://www.eviewyld.com Penguin "The Bass Rock": https://www.penguin.com.au/authors/evie-wyld Facebook: @EvieWyld Twitter: @eviewyld Instagram: @eviewyldSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53mins

27 May 2021

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Encore - Evie Wyld's The Bass Rock (Part Two)

Final Draft - Great Conversations

Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the worldToday's episode features part two of a special encore listen to Evie Wyld discussing her novel The Bass RockEvie Wyld is the Miles Franklin award winning author of All the Birds Singing. She joined me on Final Draft last year to discuss The Bass Rock, a novel which has gone on to win the Stella Prize. Today we are revisiting that conversation with a special extended chat that takes in all the bits that didn't make it to air last time...The Bass Rock weaves together three narratives across the centuries exploring the pervasive violence that women must live with daily. The novel opens on a scene of a child and her mother walking on the beach, about to make a gruesome discovery. We then meet Vivianne arriving in town late at night to catalogue the estate of her grandmother Ruth. In post war Scotland Ruth arrives at her new home unsure of her place and her role in the lives of her adopted children. And some centuries earlier Sarah must flee her village after she is charged with witchcraft and faces brutality at the hands of the townsfolk and burning at the stake.

25mins

21 May 2021

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Encore - Evie Wyld's The Bass Rock (Part One)

Final Draft - Great Conversations

Great Conversations features interviews with authors and writers, exploring books, writing and literary culture from Australia and the worldToday's episode features part one of a special encore edition for Evie Wyld's The Bass RockEvie Wyld is the Miles Franklin award winning author of All the Birds Singing. She joined me on Final Draft last year to discuss The Bass Rock, a novel which has gone on to win the Stella Prize. Today we are revisiting that conversation with a special extended chat that takes in all the bits that didn't make it to air last time...The Bass Rock weaves together three narratives across the centuries exploring the pervasive violence that women must live with daily. The novel opens on a scene of a child and her mother walking on the beach, about to make a gruesome discovery. We then meet Vivianne arriving in town late at night to catalogue the estate of her grandmother Ruth. In post war Scotland Ruth arrives at her new home unsure of her place and her role in the lives of her adopted children. And some centuries earlier Sarah must flee her village after she is charged with witchcraft and faces brutality at the hands of the townsfolk and burning at the stake.

25mins

15 May 2021

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Pod Extra with Stella Prize winner Evie Wyld

The Book Show

Evie Wyld's The Bass Rock has won the 2021 Stella Prize for Australian women's writing.

27mins

22 Apr 2021

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The Bass Rock: Evie Wyld in conversation with Nicole Abadee

Byron Writers Festival

The lives of three women weave together across four centuries in the dazzling new book from Evie Wyld, winner of the Miles Franklin Award.Surging out of the sea, the Bass Rock has for centuries watched over the lives that pass under its shadow on the Scottish mainland. And across the centuries the fates of three women are linked: to this place, to each other.Each woman’s choices are circumscribed, in ways big and small, by the men in their lives. But in sisterhood there is the hope of survival and new life. Intricately crafted and compulsively readable, The Bass Rock burns bright with anger and love.In this Conversations from Byron podcast, Evie speaks with Nicole Abadee about the creation of her three female protagonists, and about violence against women both in the book and in the world around us.

39mins

25 Jun 2020

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