Styles of dialogue with Chris Beckett

Examining the conversation structure of Two Tribes

Author Chris Beckett joins us on The Writing Life to explore styles of dialogue in literature and how he employs it in his novel Two Tribes.

Covering topics as wide-ranging as conversation-as-animal-grooming to Brexit, Chris shares his tips and insight into how humans interact and different ways of capturing that on the page. Asking the questions is Sam Ruddock of Gatehouse Press and Story Machines Productions.

This episode is part of our Early Career Writer’s Resource Pack focusing on Dialogue in prose fiction, scriptwriting and comics. Find out more →

Made possible by support from Arts Council England.

Hosted by Steph McKenna and Simon Jones.

More on our Early Career Awards here.

Music by Bennet Maples.