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On this episode of The Writer and the Critic your hosts, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond, discuss the two chosen novels pretty much concurrently. Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor and Rosewater by Tade Thompson are both alien invasion novel set in Nigeria and the conversation around them begins at 3:20. Please note, due to some technical difficulties there were a couple of audio dropouts mid-discussion ... Kirstyn and Ian blame the aliens!

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If you've skipped ahead to avoid spoilers, please come back at 1:13:45 for some brief final remarks, including a recommendation to check out SavidgeReads on YouTube. Simon Savidge is smart, funny and delightfully bookish! Next month, the two books up for discussion will be:

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This month on The Writer and the Critic your hosts, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond, plunge straight into discussing the two chosen books, Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck [2:50] and The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo [47:00].

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If you've skipped ahead to avoid spoilers, please come back at 1:32:10 for some brief final remarks, including an impromptu lesson about gaslighting. The two books up for discussion on the next episode are:

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This month on The Writer and the Critic your hosts, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond, plunge straight into discussing two short story collections, Bødy by Asa Nonami [2:30] and Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due [48:15].

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If you've skipped ahead to avoid spoilers, please come back at 1:33:00 for some brief final remarks. The two books up for discussion on the next episode are:

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This month on The Writer and the Critic your hosts, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond, plunge straight into discussing two short story collections, Get in Trouble by Kelly Link [1:30] and What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi [40:10].

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 Listeners might like to check out the following links mentioned during the podcast:

If you've skipped ahead to avoid spoilers, please come back at 1:33:30 for final remarks. Up for discussion on the next episode - which will be the first episode of 2017! - are two more  short story collections:

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This month on The Writer and the Critic your hosts, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond, have decided to look at two books honoured in the recent Shirley Jackson Awards. After some brief words about the Awards themselves, the discussion moves stealthily on to the books themselves: the winner of the Novel category, Experimental Film by Gemma Files [8:45] and the winner of the Edited Anthology category, Aickman's Heirs edited by Simon Strantzas [49:25].

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Listeners might like to check out the following links mentioned during the podcast:

If you've skipped ahead to avoid spoilers, please come back at 1:33:40 for final remarks. Up for discussion on the next episode are two collections of short stories:


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