My linkpost is like footsteps in the snow June 25, 2015
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Canny readers will have noticed that today’s post contains three weeks’ worth of material, and is posted on a Thursday instead of the usual Friday. While I have no excuse for skipping several weeks’ posts, I should explain that I will be spending most of tomorrow on a train, and felt it would be easier to post today instead.
Amberlin Kwaymullina: ‘Let the stories in: on power, privilege and being an Indigenous writer’.
Here is a Q and A with African writers of science fiction at Omenana. I found some of the questions (from students at Simon Fraser University, Canada), to betray some rather ill-informed assumptions on the part of the questioners, but all of the answers were illuminating.
Tansy Rayner Roberts’ Continuum 11 speech: Fantasy, Female Writers & The Politics of Influence.
‘In The Rustle of Pages’, a short story by Cassandra Khaw.
I loved this poem, ‘A Visit With Morgan Le Fay’, by Sofia Samatar.
Via my partner, this review of the new Channel Four show Humans.
Aliette de Bodard has begun posting regular ‘Shattered Wings Thursday’ posts, which consist of related content for her upcoming novel House of Shattered Wings. Keep an eye out for upcoming posts in this series.
One of my former academic colleagues, Myriah Williams, who works on medieval Welsh manuscripts, has written about the rather surreal experience of having her research attract wider attention in the mainstream media.
YA Books Central is running a giveaway for Serpentine, Cindy Pon’s latest book.
No Award posted about Australian kids’ TV show themes (Lift-Off forever!).
‘The Definitive Oral History of How Clueless Became an Iconic ’90s Classic’.