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The Book Club podcast: how writing is like sleeping

22 January 2020

7:01 PM

22 January 2020

7:01 PM

In this week’s Book Club podcast, my guest is the novelist Samantha Harvey, whose new book — The Shapeless Unease: A Year of Not Sleeping — is an extraordinarily written, funny and terrifying account of her experience with insomnia. She talks to me about the strange contortions that the mind makes when the boundaries between conscious and unconscious thought start to fray, and how writing — as she sees it — saved her from madness.  


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