In the epic conclusion of our first-time-ever-on-a-podcast interview with international bestselling author Mark Lawrence, we attempt to define Grimdark by finding the common link between the top MOST GRIMDARK novels as voted by Mark blog readers; we look at the big picture of Grimdark and whether it’s a viable commercial market or just a collective of passionate enthusiasts; we talk about the Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off and how Mark got interested in assisting authors with getting their books into the hands of more readers; tips for SPFBO success, writerly advice, what’s next for Mark and more!

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Past episodes you'll want to check out:

Insterview with Anna Smith Spark

Interview with Deborah Wolf


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