April 2023 I am interviewed on the excellent Spinsterhood Reimagined podcast about my novel, Go On, and the delicious queerness of moving alone through the world, and more! Listen here: https://t.co/ZabPB0zKn7
Jan 2023 Listen to me read some poems from Still Life With Octopus for the Next Best Book Club blog: http://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.com/2023/01/the-audio-series-still-life-with-octopus.html
Dec 25 2022: I’m interviewed over at the Standard Issue podcast: “SIM Ep 805 Chops 237 Tania Hershman isn’t doing it by halves: We’re so often told that our “other half” is out there somewhere, but author Tania Hershman thinks she’s a full person by herself. A concept that is absolutely in Hannah’s wheelhouse. They chat about the joys of being alone, even at this time of year, the “baffling” world of women who don’t marry, and Tania’s new book, Go On.” You can listen here: https://shows.acast.com/standardissuespodcast/episodes/sim-ep-805-chops-237-tania-hershman-isnt-doing-it-by-halves
Check out my SoundCloud page, where I will be adding more recordings regularly (or semi-regularly!)
Sep 2021: Listen to an excerpt from the short story I was commissioned to write for the new Inventive podcast pairing up engineers and writers inspired by the extraordinary Shrouk El-Attar.
You can listen to the full podcast here: http://hub.salford.ac.uk/inventivepodcast/
You can listen to all the short audio pieces I’ve made for the Royal Literary Fund on writing-related topics – from a Letter to My Younger Self and Why I Write to a Love Letter to Libraries – here on the RLF website.
stories, poems, hybrids
June 2020 Hear me read a brand new poem inspired by the poet John Clare and our mutual fascination for insects on the Thunder Mutters podcast!
Listen to me read four new octopus poems on the octopus-themed episode of Radio 3’s The Verb, June 19th 2020:
I made a joyous arts documentary for Radio 4 about being writer-in-residence in Manchester’s Southern Cemetery, chatting to the inhabitants of the cemetery, how single people might want to be remembered, and what it means to be alive now. You can listen here or on the World Service’s Heart and Soul.
Splendid, an audio poem commissioned by First Draft Manchester, May 2019
Tunnelling in Timber Journal
reality check – three short short stories inspired by biochemistry, recorded live for Radio 4 (to buy)
All Activity is Silent in kill author
Vegetable Mineral in 4’33 mag
Straight Up European regional winner, 2008 Commonwealth Broadcasting Association short story competition (read by an actor)
The Painter and the Physicist read at Liars League on March 10th 2009 (read by an actor)
podcasts & event recordings
reading at the Bare Fiction event, Cardiff, April 30 2013
talking about flash fiction on the Litro podcast
reading and talking about Ali Smith’s short story, Believe Me, on Read Me Something You Love