With co-host Perry still overseas, David discusses some recent awards and goes on to interview Rob Gerrand about writing and publishing in Australia, and then Murray MacLachlan about growing up in New Zealand and discovering science fiction and fantasy.
David and Perry discuss crime fiction, both in books and on television, ranging from a fascinating non-fiction book about the making of ‘The Godfather’ to some TV shows which combine comedy and crime.
Perry and David talk about a bunch of recent literary awards and then go on to discuss the books they’ve read recently, which cover the range from an entertaining children’s book to a confronting Booker Prize winner. And in the middle, a lot of snow.
David and Perry complete their review of all of the fiction nominated for this year’s Hugo Awards by discussing the Best Novel category. Then Perry and Lucy Sussex investigate the controversy around the novel which was withdrawn from this year’s Miles Franklin Award.