The Habit Podcast, Episode 15: Mark Meynell


The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. In today’s episode, Jonathan Rogers interviews Mark Meynell, author of When Darkness Seems My Closest Friend.

Mark Meynell thinks a lot about civility and cynicism and the writer’s responsibility not just to win arguments, but tell the truth. In this episode, Jonathan and Mark discuss the practice of generosity involved in both writing and reading, the virtues and vices of rhetoric, and how fiction and nonfiction persuade us in different ways.

Writers who make Mark want to write:

  • Graham Greene
  • John LeCarre
  • Elizabeth Strout

Click here to listen to Episode 15 of The Habit Podcast.

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