Edward Parnell is on the pod to talk about his first non-fiction book, Ghostland. He discusses his obsession with structure, how to pitch a non-fiction book and how he switched from fiction to non-fiction. Ed is currently a tutor on our ‘Start Writing Creative Non-Fiction’ online course. Read more about it here →

Edward Parnell lives in Norfolk and has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. His first novel The Listeners (2014), won the Rethink New Novels Prize. Ghostland (William Collins, 2019), a work of narrative non-fiction, is a moving exploration of what has haunted our writers and artists – as well as his own haunted past. It is a unique and elegiac meditation on grief, memory and longing, and of the redemptive power of stories and nature.

Simon and Steph also dive into the pod archive to pick out their favourite episodes of the year:

Hosted by Steph McKenna and Simon Jones.


Music by Bennet Maples.