Well, if it was going to happen, it was going to happen with this book. We picked up the copies of Perfections for the launch late on the Friday afternoon before Continuum -- the nick of time, thinks we -- only to find that the second-to-last page was blank. BLANK. That's right, my novel literally … Continue reading (im)Perfections Launch and a Ditmar!
Late last night the 2013 Ditmar ballot was announced and, considering that Perfections was unexpectedly rushed into a pre-Christmas publishing date late year, I'm honestly quite surprised to see it in the Best Novel category. I wasn't sure enough people would have had time to read, let alone nominate, it but I'm delighted that they … Continue reading And Ditmar Makes Three!
The ballot for the 2012 Ditmar Awards has just been announced and what an impressive list it is! I'm particularly excited because this year I've actually read/heard/seen more than half of the nominees across the ballot, so I feel particularly informed. Not that I believe in the whole, "You have to have read/heard/seen everything in … Continue reading Ditmar Award Ballot Announced: Voting Now Open!
The latest episode of our podcast is now available for direct download and streaming from the website or via subscription from iTunes. Feedback is most welcome! Here are the show notes: This month's episode of The Writer and the Critic sees your hosts, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond, discuss the results of the recently announced … Continue reading The Writer and the Critic: Episode 7
The prevailing theme of the discussions/debates/flamewars surrounding the 2011 Ditmars this past week has been that the awards process is broken and needs to be fixed. As I talked about yesterday, the productions and publications of one small press publisher (Twelfth Planet Press) accounted for 50% of the combined 2011 Ditmar/Tin Duck awards. For the … Continue reading Ditmar Awards: random notes and musings