Hay Player

Enjoy the world’s great thinkers and writers on film and audio

Subscribe or Log In to Hay Player
Access audio & film from your favourite writers and thinkers
Give the gift of Hay Player
Treat someone to a Hay Player subscription
Please subscribe to Hay Player for access to this content (more details)
Subscribe for £15.00 or log in if you already have a subscription

Jon Ransom talks to Cariad Lloyd

Debut Discoveries: The Whale Tattoo

Hay Festival 2023, 

In The Whale Tattoo, a giant sperm whale washes up on a Norfolk beach, and tells confused working class lad Joe Gunner that death will follow him wherever he goes. Having stormed out of home two years ago, Joe knows he has to go back, even though it won’t be easy. He turns to his sister, Birdee, the only person who has ever listened, but their bond, as well as the one he has with local fisherman and long-time lover Tim Fysh, is not without trouble. Jon Ransom speaks to comedian and podcaster Cariad Lloyd about his book, writing queer voices and the bond between siblings.

Jon Ransom talks to Cariad Lloyd