Episode image is a detail from the cover of  The Secret History  by Donna Tart, published in 2006 by Penguin.

Episode image is a detail from the cover of The Secret History by Donna Tart, published in 2006 by Penguin.

For the 40th Second-Hand Book Factory, Charles Adrian is joined by writer, musician and ex-footballer Martin Bengtsson, aka Waldemaar. They discuss minimalist writing, the mythologising of friends and a letter novel that is not exactly a novel.

Warning: this interview was conducted over Skype and there is occasional distortion due to a bad connection.

Paula Varjack, who is mentioned here, appears in Page One 53.

Another book by Donna Tartt, The Little Friend, is discussed in Page One 142.

Episode released: 12th November, 2013.

Book listing: 

Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings Of Daniil Kharms by Daniil Kharms

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

I Love Dick by Chris Kraus

Links:

The Last Song by Waldemaar

The Bohemian by Waldemaar (video features Paula Varjack)

Page One 53

Page One 142

Charles Adrian