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Media coverage of the Desmond Elliott Prize, 2014.

MEDIA



FREE SEED ON SOHO - RADIO SOHO INTERVIEW

An interview with the lovely Ben and Anabel on London's Radio Soho, talking about Devastation Road and Claustrophobia. I'm on after a bit of Goldfrapp (around 45 minutes into the show) and the interview lasts for about twenty minutes.


WRITERS ON LOCATION - ON WRITING A ROAD NOVEL

I was thrilled to be invited back by Isabel Costello to join her on her literary couch. Here I talk about the research trip I took to write Devastation Road, and how on the journey I not only discovered the plot points of the story but also finally got under the skin of my protagonist.


THE UNDERCOVER SOUNDTRACK

In a blog with a bit of difference I talk about the link between music and fiction, how music was used to create The Dynamite Room - not only its sense of period but also its structure and characterisation - and some of the tracks that proved paramount in the writing of it. 


RANDOM THINGS THROUGH MY LETTERBOX

A quick Q&A following the review in which I talk about reading book reviews, my favourite books and literary inspirations, and make a confession about Winnie the Pooh.


BOOKANISTA - A ROAD LESS TRAVELLED

'The author of Devastation Road recalls an eventful research trip to Eastern Europe to gather local colour and landscape for his World War II novel.'


STAY THIRSTY 'RISING STAR 2015'

American online culture magazine Stay Thirsty very kindly named me their Rising Star for 2015. It seemed only fair then that I answered their questions on The Dynamite Room, Devastation Road, and all things claustrophobic.


PICKING UP THE PIECES: THE ROLE OF UNRRA - ARTICLE

Ahead of the publication of Devastation Road I wrote this article on the role of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency for Historia, the online magazine for the Historical Writers' Association. 


LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE - THEATRE REVIEW

The first of a regular slot, reviewing historical plays for Historia, the online magazine for the Historical Writers' Association. First up - Caryl Churchill's English Civil War at London's National Theatre.


REBECCA MASCULL INTERVIEW

An interview with wonderful Rebecaa Mascull, in which I talk about the literary attraction of war, how I planned and structured The Dynamite Room, creating the house of Greyfriars, location research, a sneaky peek at Devastation Road, and who I'd dress up as for a fancy dress party. 


THREE WEEKS

An interview in the Edinburgh Fringe weekly publication about Claustrophobia, The Dynamite Room and the differences between being a playwright and a novelist.


CULTURE STREET, AUSTRALIA

My interview with the lovely Sophia Whitfield for leading Australian arts community, Culture Street


MY CLASSIC CRIME NOVEL REVIEW - STRANGERS ON A TRAIN

For The Dark Pages website.


Q & A with NEW SIGNED BOOKS

Here I talk about the ideas for The Dynamite Room, where the idea for its Norwegian storyline came from, my favourite book, who'd I'd cast in a film adaptation, the perils of acting out scenes, and - of course - what animal I think I am!


THE LURE OF THE ANTI-HERO

A short article for The Dark Pages website on my love of anti-heroes and why everyone in the playground always wanted to be Han Solo and never Luke Skywalker.


THE BIG ISSUE

The Big Issue asked me to select five books (Yes! Just five!) that everyone should read before they die. Can you guess what made it on to my list?


FOYLES INTERVIEW

'As his debut, The Dynamite Room, is published, we talk to Jason about what sets his book apart from other World War Two novels and why the War provides such fertile ground for writers; how getting lost in the Norwegian mountains led to the discovery of the eponymous dynamite room and how his neighbours might have responded to the curious acting techniques he employs when writing.'


WRITERS ON LOCATION - JASON HEWITT ON ARCTIC NORWAY

My article for Isabelle Costello on my research trip to Narvik and how, by getting lost, I stumbled across a location that would be a turning in the development of The Dynamite Room


WE LOVE THIS BOOK INTERVIEW

Five questions (and answers!) on characterisation and narrative technique, thanks to the lovely people at We Love This Book.


GOOD READING MAGAZINE, AUSTRALIA

Here's a Q&A that appeared on the Good Reading Magazine website in Australia where I talk about the inspiration for the book, what (I hope) sets The Dynamite Room apart from other war-based fiction, how I created the character of Lydia, and which other novelists I admire.


MUCH ADO ABOUT BOOKS

A Q & A on this fantastic book blog, where I talk about the inspiration for The Dynamite Room, the importance of music in my writing process, my thoughts on a stage adaptation, poetry, some of my favourite books - and make a confession about the title.


WHITE STREAK 

A short blog interview on the White Streak Productions creativity website about The Dynamite Room, my views on writing, my writing day and how I don't heed my own advice.


ISABELLA COSTELLO ON THE LITERARY SOFA

I'm thrilled The Literary Sofa's Isabella Costello has chosen The Dynamite Room as one of her Hot Picks for 2014. To see who else you should be reading...

 

THE BOOKSELLER

Press announcement about The Dynamite Room.



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