n the latest Granta Podcast we bring you an interview with Best of Young British Novelist, Naomi Alderman. Described by Rachel Seiffert as ‘someone who can do funny
’, Alderman is the author of three novels: Disobedience, The Lessons
and The Liars’ Gospel
. She writes and designs computer games and is co-creator of Zombies, Run!
, the best-selling iPhone fitness game and audio adventure. A professor of creative writing at Bath Spa University, she has been paired with Margaret Atwood in the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Here, Alderman speaks to deputy editor Ellah Allfrey about her engagement with the world around her and the joys of writing to genre. ‘Soon and in Our Days’, which is published in the issue, is a new story.
For more about the author, including critical perspectives and in-depth biographies, visit the British Council’s web pages on Naomi Alderman.
Photograph by Writers Centre Norwich