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Kate Tempest: The Bricks that Built the Houses

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Rapper, poet, playwright and now novelist, Kate Tempest always knew she would write The Bricks that Built the Houses (Bloomsbury USA) as an accompaniment to the characters in her record Everybody Down. She talks about being so inspired and impressed by novels that she wanted to have an idea big enough to fill the form. Having now conquered it, she looks at the next decade as an exciting one in which she can stop being a "debut anything" and simply be ready to accept whatever creative inspiration may come. 

Read an excerpt from The Bricks that Built the Houses.

Note: This interview originally aired on June 16, 2016.

Credits

Guest:
Kate Tempest - poet, spoken word artist and playwright - @katetempest

Host:
Michael Silverblatt

Producers:
Connie Alvarez, Alan Howard