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].
Listeners might like to check out the following links mentioned during the podcast:
- Nina Allen's review of Experimental Film at Strange Horizons
- "The Strange Horrors of Robert Aickman" by Matthew Cheney at Electric Lit
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: