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Kim Westwood.

Jeff VanderMeer has reviewed and interviewed Australian author Kim Westwood on his blog. She has a piece in The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy (which he reviews) and another in the Hartwell and Kramer Year's Best Fantasy. According to VanderMeer, he plans to meet and chat with more Australian's up to (and beyond) his trip here in October. So if you've an interest in the local scene, it'll be worth keeping an eye on.

And in this case, it helps promote a book I'm in... what, you didn't think I was all sunshine and lollipops and selflessness? Well, I am six days of the week. Just not on a Friday.


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Aug. 12th, 2005 03:14 am (UTC)
It's a good review and interview. I'm pleased he's brought some attention to Kim and her work; she's got genuine talent and I ejoy reading her stories.

I wonder who else Vandermeer might interview while he's here. It'll be interesting to see his choices.
Aug. 12th, 2005 04:01 am (UTC)
yeah, i got no idea who vandermeer will have up their next. westwood isn't the common starting point for the local scene (it's usually someone like dowling or lanagan) so... who knows.
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Aug. 13th, 2005 01:53 am (UTC)
heh. a lot of the anthologies i appear in need promotion. hell, all of them do. everything with my name attached needs promotion, basically.
Aug. 15th, 2005 02:40 pm (UTC)
Hey, Ben. Dowling and Lanagan everybody knows about. I don't want to focus on the usual suspects, at least not in in-depth posts. Like with Al Duncan's Vellum, I'm more interested, no matter what the context, of introducing readers to names they may not be familiar with.

I *am* currently collecting responses for a blog entry on "Biggest Misconceptions about Australia" in which Australian writers tell me what they think are, well, the biggest misconceptions about Australia and Australian writers made by non-Australians. Anyone who wants to join in that fun is welcome to email me at vanderworld@hotmail.com with their comments.

I will also be posting some more serious Q/A about the Australian genre scene in general. And turning over my blog while I'm gone to a few Australian writers.


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