On this episode of The Writer and the Critic your hosts, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond, begin with an admission: Ian was wrong! He got the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize wrong! He got the longlist for the National Book Award wrong! What is he even doing talking about literature at all? Nevertheless, the two books on the slab this month remain The Fisherman by John Langan [9:00] and By Light We Knew Our Names by Anne Valente [42:25].
If you've skipped ahead to avoid spoilers, please come back at 1:12:25 for brief final remarks. The books up for discussion next month's are two horror/dark novels:
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Episode 68: How to Bee | In the Dark Spaces
Episode 67: Confessions | White Tears
Episode 65: The Underground Railroad | Exit West
Episode 64: The City of Woven Streets | Maresi
Episode 63: Hurricane Heels | Lauriat
Episode 62: Nevernight | The Grief Hole
Episode 61: Crossroads of Canopy | The Swan Book
Episode 60: Lagoon | Rosewater
Episode 59: Jagannath | The Core of the Sun
Episode 58: Bødy | Ghost Summer: Stories
Episode 57: Get in Trouble | What is Not Yours is Not Yours
Episode 56: Experimental Film | Aickman's Heirs
Episode 55: Savage Season | The Pillow Friend
Episode 54: Quicksand House | A Head Full of Ghosts
Episode 53: All the Light We Cannot See | The Girl on the Train
Episode 52: The Fifth Child | The Parable of the Sower
Episode 51: In the Skin of a Monster | A Single Stone
Episode 50: The Writer and Critic Fab 50
Episode 49: 'Afro SF' and 'The Sea Is Ours'
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