S6, Ep7 Joanne Harris on writing rituals, hypnotic triggers and childhood influences
Hay Festival Podcast
Writer Joanne Harris talks to Sophie Raworth about her latest novel A Narrow Door before joining Poppy Evans off-stage to talk about her many eclectic interests outside of work; including writing amulets, staying in hotels and lucid dreaming. Watch the full event Full-length Festival events can be watched over at hayfestival.org/hayplayer. Contact us at email@example.com or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or TikTok @hayfestival #ImagineTheWorld
Chocolat was Joanne Harris’s third novel, famously made into a film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, bringing the writer worldwide recognition. Set in Southern France, it’s a darkly magical modern folk-tale, in which food, namely chocolate confections, plays a central part. Readers delighted in the story of Vianne Rocher and her six-year-old daughter, Anouk, who set up a chocolate boutique during Lent, right opposite the church, much to the annoyance of the village priest, Francis Reynaud. It’s an act that gently changes the lives of many of the villagers. Having recorded the audio book in recent years, Joanne has revisited the novel, and the writing process behind it. In conversation with Dr Vic James, she reveals how she drew inspiration from her French heritage, why the themes of indulgence and guilt, motherhood and patriarchy are so present, and crucially, about the importance of chocolate to the story. They’re also joined by Laura Grandi who translated the novel into Italian, and has continued to work with Joanne ever since.
Joanne Harris returns to the podcast with her gripping page-turning thriller A Narrow Door. Joanne answers our listener questions, tells us the importance of human interaction to her writing, why she doesn’t see a distinction between plotting and pantsing, and why ideas are like planets in a solar system. And the Two Marks discuss a […] The post EP389: Joanne Harris — Squeeze Your Characters appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.
S2, E6: The Literary Edit Podcast with Joanne Harris
The Literary Edit Podcast
For the sixth episode of the second season of The Literary Edit podcast, I was joined by the wonderful Joanne Harris. You can read her list of Desert Island Books here, and the ones we discuss in the episode are: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov Myths of the Norsemen by H.A. Guerber Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake Les Misérables by Victor Hugo R is for Rocket by Ray Bradbury The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy Perfumes, the Guide by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez Other books we spoke about included Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel, Joanne’s Chocolat series, The Night at the Circus by Angela Carter, and The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. If you’d like to buy any of the books we discussed in the episode, please consider doing so from the list I created on Bookshop.org, an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you’re based in Australia, please consider buying them from Gertrude & Alice, who deliver all over the country. Facebook The Literary Edit Joanne Harris Instagram @the_litedit @joannechocolat Twitter @thelitedit @joannechocolat
Film scores play a crucial role in cinema. It’s intertwined with visual imagery and is a secret ingredient for a blockbuster hit. It heightens the emotional impact of a movie, creating an aural mood for each scene. If you’re curious to know how they’re made, then this episode is right up your alley!Meet composer, orchestrator, and conductor for TV, film, and theatre, JoAnne Harris. In this episode, let’s listen to her story on how she was able to land her current job, what it takes to work in the film industry, and some advice that she’ll be giving to aspiring musical composers and conductors.==JoAnne Harris has conducted and recorded film scores at Abbey Road, East West, The Village, and Avatar with artists such as grammy winning Kurt Elling and members of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Her television work includes score for: Mal de Ojo (HBO), 20/20, Primetime, CNN, and Dateline. She has orchestrated and conducted scores for blockbusters City of Lies and The Infiltrator. A graduate of Concordia College, JoAnne studied choral composition and conducting with René Clausen. She enjoys teaching at the Feirstein Graduate Center for Cinema (CUNY Brooklyn College), and is a steering committee member of the Society of Composers and Lyricists in New York.
This week we had the huge pleasure of talking to literary legend Joanne Harris about her latest book, A Narrow Door, which is absolutely brilliant, thrilling and haunting. We also chatted about the great work done by the Society of Authors, and Joanne's generosity with informal creative writing education via Twitter! A delight.
This interview has a special place in my heart because Joanne Harris, the prolific author known for the gorgeous Chocolat, among other things, was the first person I ever interviewed. I spoke to her for my university newspaper 20 years ago, and she was, thankfully, very nice then and remains very nice today. I’m not sure I’ve spoken to a more adventurous novelist. Joanne fearlessly tackles whichever genre she is interested in at the time and indeed isn’t fond of the notion of genres at all actually. We talk about her excellent new thriller, A Narrow Door, and how it felt to write that compared with, for example, her 'gastromances' (not a word she’s keen on, completely understandably) such as Chocolat. We also discuss her making (and burning) a sculpture out of rejection letters, rewriting her fantasy novel Runemarks from scratch because her daughter wanted to see it published and how mistakes are all signposts on the road to success. Oh, and also the time she met Harvey Weinstein. You can find me on Twitter at @francescasteele and Instagram at @Francesca_steelePlease do rate or review the podcast on your Apple podcast app – it helps more people find out about Write-Off, and also I just really like seeing the reviews!This season is sponsored by the wonderful Jericho Writers https://jerichowriters.com. Listeners of the podcast can get an exclusive 15% discount on membership by going to www.jerichowriters.com/join-us and entering the code Write-Off. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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