An Unexpected
Literary Podcast

Every week, host Adam Sockel interviews a popular member of the literary world about their passions beyond what they're known for. These longform, relaxed conversations show listeners a new side of some of their favorite content creators as well as provide insight into the things that inspire their work.

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Feeling colors with Claire North

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Claire North, author of the new book Ithaca, interacts with words and colors in a different way than almost anyone you have ever met. Claire has Synthesia, a condition that means she interacts with words and colors in a very unique way. This helps her in her "day" job where she lights live music performances.

In this discussion, we talk about her experience with live music lighting, the colors of Adam's voice, and so much more. This is a fascinating conversation that leads into how she constructs sentences and stories including for her latest book!

Books mentioned in this episode

Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn

Three Pianos by Andrew McMahon

Ithaca by Claire North

Teeth in the mist by Dawn Kurtagich

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

How emotions are made by Lisa Feldman Barrett

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