How to Proceed - with Emmanuel Carrere!Illustration: Julius Vidarssønn Langhoff

1. juli 2021

How to Proceed – with Emmanuel Carrère!

A new episode in our podcast with Linn Ullmann

In this episode, the French writer Emmanuel Carrère talks to Linn Ullmann about depression and how to write about something that can´t really be put into words, the question of form and truth, right and wrong and writing about the self and others. He also talks about his love for ghost stories, poetry and the gospels – “Christianity,” he says, “is perhaps more about being a bad Christian than a good Christian”.

Listen to the episode here:

Carrère was the very last guest in our How to Proceed podcast. In our final epilogue, you can hear Linn Ullmann along with the other interviewers of the season, reading the poem “Having it Out With Melancholy”. Listen here:


You can read more about Emmanuel Carrère and his work here, and about Linn Ullmann and her work here.

Want more? In this episode, Carrère and Ullmann also talk about:

Emmanuel Carrère, Kingdom
 – Yoga
Life as a Russian novel
Lives Other Than My Own/  D’autres vies que la mienne/

Henri Michaux

H. P. Lovecraft

Blind spot

Les Revenants/ The Returned

“Emmanuel Carrère, The Art of Non-FIction No 5”, The Paris Review

Eduard Limonov

Rachel Cusk

Mikhail Lermontov, “The Cossack Lullaby”

William Styron

Emily Dickinson

Wyatt Mason, “How Emmanuel Carrère Re-invented Non-Fiction”, New York Times

Martha Argerich play Chopin “Polonaise N°6 l’heroique

Anne Carson

Victor Hugo, Demain des l’aube/ Tomorrow at Dawn