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Podcast: Nathan Munday on his debut novel and being ‘a minister who writes’

31 August 2023

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Kateryna Bila

Nathan Munday

Nathan Munday

On the podcast this week, Nathan Munday talks to Sarah Meyrick about his debut novel Whaling, and about his calling to both ministry and writing: not “a writer who preaches,” but “a minister who writes.”

“It’s an experiment,” he says of the novel. “It’s me, finding my feet, finding my voice, studying the human condition.

“Interestingly, I was at the time of writing it being called into the ministry, and I was sensing this shift in my own direction, in my own life. . . What I found is that writing fiction becomes a means of discussing the big things. I think, as ministers, we should be open to exploring new marketplaces. . . As ministers, we should not be afraid of writing creatively.” 

Whaling by Nathan Munday is published by Seren Books at £9.99 (Church Times Bookshop £9); 9-781781-727065.

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