The Riff Raff podcast #31 - Elaine Castillo

On this week's podcast, we had the total and utter pleasure of chatting to Elaine Castillo - author of America is not the Heart.

Elaine's debut has been described as 'one of the best debuts of all time' by Elle Magazine, and we can confirm it's beautifully written epic spanning generations that tackles themes of trauma, health, conflict and family.

We discussed the process Elaine went through to establish the main narrative voice in her novel, how to create and deploy an authentic depiction of trauma, and writing about, and as, a bi woman of colour.

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