So, if you’ve been following me for any length of time, then you will know that I’m a secret . . . well not secret at all supporter of the Australian horde of writers who have stormed the fantasy scene for the last ten years or so. Probably longer, but that’s when I became aware of them.
Here is a link to an interview show on ABC.net.au that featured what I think is a great discussion of fantasy and how it is seen in the wider world of literature. It’s only up for ten days or so, so if you think you’d like to watch it, take half an hour now. Or read the transcript.
The show is hosted by Jennifer Byrne, and is called First Tuesday Book Club.
I thought the variety of backgrounds and writing experiences the panelists brought to the discussion really contributed to the discussion.
For anyone who has every wondered why fantasy books and authors sometimes labor under a cloud of literary disapproval, you may enjoy this discussion.
And, of course, I didn’t mind at all that my name was mentioned several times . . . .