Playing tracks by
The Beautiful South and The Buggles.
My guest this week (in my second transatlantic interview!) is Scott Thompson.
Award winning author, Scott Thompson, grew up in Georgia, USA, and it is the South that has inspired his stories. Through fiction he explores love, friendship, and family, and how tragedy and life events affect these relationships. Scott’s favourite poem is ‘A Rolling Stone’ by Robert W. Service. In this poem of freedom and exploration Service writes ‘I want to see it all’, and that sums of Scott’s life: he wants to see and do everything.
Scott lives near Atlanta with his family. His work can be read in regional magazines, in his short stories, and in his first novel, Young Men Shall See. He’s also a founding editor at Grand Central Review.
I spoke to Scott about his writing and his inspirations and, of course, he shared his selections for Apocalypse Books.
Listen every Saturday from 2-4pm, North Manchester FM, 106.6 FM