PODCAST: Partners in crime – Julia Crouch and Yelena Moskovich
Two noir writers discuss becoming a writer, identity, reading, crime writing, ideas of Hell and much more.

This episode is a Writing Life special to celebrate the 2022 Norwich Crime Writing Festival here in our fine city. This year the festival ran from 8-10 September and featured events and crime and noire luminaries including Janice Hallett, Emma Bamford, Veseem Khan and Charlie Higson. The festival also featured Ukrainian-born American and French artist and writer, Yelena Moskovich – who, by the way, is currently staying in the Cottage here at Dragon Hall.

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NCW tutor and domestic noir novelist Julia Crouch

Yelena has written for Vogue, The Times Literary Supplement, Paris Review and many more. She has also just released her third novel, A Door Behind a Door, an exploration of the post-Soviet diaspora.

We invited our friend, creative writing tutor and the godmother of domestic noir, Julia Crouch, whose 7th novel The Daughters came out earlier this year, to interview Yelena. And what a conversation it was! Strap in for a lively discussion about routes to becoming a writer, identity as a writer, ownership of your art, reading, what is crime writing, ideas of Hell and much much more.

If you’d like to hear more from Julia, you can find past episodes in your podcast feed.

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Yelena image: Beth Moseley

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