One rather balmy afternoon in June, I headed up to the offices of my publishers, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, by the river Thames to talk to Henry Hitchings and Theo Bosanquet for the second-ever episode of their podcast, The Culture Bubble.

The podcast takes a particular work of art – in this case, my novelĀ Greatest Hits, and its accompanying album by Kathryn Williams – and uses that as a spur to move the conversation out into other areas of the arts.

I really enjoyed talking to Theo and Henry about, among other things, Fairlight machines; Kate Bush; Katie Mitchell; and the pleasures of working with other artists after all these years spent holed up inside the prison of my own head.

Listen to the podcast on Soundcloud here.