Catherynne M. Valente

Oct 01, 12:20 PM

Our guest today is the writer and poet, Catherynne M. Valente.

Catherynne M. Valente - or Cat - is a writer of fantasy and science fiction books. Her work includes the novels Palimpsest and Space Opera, and the Fairyland and Orphan's Tales series of books.

Cat heard Elliott Smith for the first time in Miss Misery and immediately set about saving the money she needed to buy the film's soundtrack. In this interview we talk about how her love of Elliott has grown since, how it has helped her through some difficult times and, of course, her pick for her favourite song.

We round this off with a listener pick from Laura. If you want to feature on the show, just send us a voice note telling us what your favourite Elliott Smith song is to submissions@myfavouriteelliottsmithsong.com.

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My Favourite Elliott Smith Song is produced by Rob Comba and Elizabeth Withstandley. 

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