It's the 50th Episode of The Writer and the Critic and to celebrate, your hosts Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond, have made a list of 50 of their favourite books. This is not a Best Books list or even an Important Books list ... it's simply a bunch of beloved books that have made an impact on them over their lives.
But first ... some feedback. Bouncing off a most excellent email from one of their listeners, Kirstyn and Ian discuss the issue of systemic bias in the publishing industry, of which the last episode of this podcast inadvertently provided a problematic example, and the need for more diversity in all aspects of publishing, including the forms we preference. Novels are not the be all and end all, people, and it's good to be reminded of this.
Discussion of the Writer and Critic Fab 50 begins at 19:20. No spoilers!
Next month Kirstyn and Ian will be chatting about the recently announced Aurealis Awards and discussing two of the winners: