September 21, 2010
In this podcast you will hear, quite clearly I think, what Ryan sounds like when he has a man-sized crush on another man. Yes, it is me in conversation with the ‘mallsy’ Ewan Morrison. Frankly, this chat really doesn’t have a whole lot to do with poetry but we do make a lot of jokes, hear some great stories about malls and talk about the desecration of public spaces. There is sadness, joy, comedy and, yes, I think real ‘sparks’ between Mr. Ewan and I. Please enjoy.
Scottish literary powerhouse Ewan Morrison – filmmaker, novelist and short-story writer – talks to Ryan at the Edinburgh International Book Festival about the poetry of the shopping mall, his latest multimedia project. Produced by Colin Fraser of Anon Poetry Magazine and @anonpoetry. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle at @forpub. Mail: email@example.com and tweet @byleaveswelive
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About Ewan Morrison
Ewan Morrison is the author of the novels, Menage, Distance and Swung and of the short story collection The Last Book you Read.
He worked as a writer-director in television and film for ten years, directed over 200 hours of television, has been nominated for three BAFTA’s and is the winner of a Royal Television Society Best Drama Award. He was script writer in residence in New York from 2002 to 2005 with Madstone Films.
Ewan has recently been awarded a Scottish Arts Council writers bursary for a book of short stories entitled TALES FROM THE MALL. He has also recently been awarded a six week writers residency at Cove Park – an innovative artist and writers retreat on the banks of Loch Long, Scotland.