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Episode 480: Ten Minutes with K.M. Szpara

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Ten minutes with… is a regular series of short podcasts presented by Coode Street that sees readers and booklovers from around the world talk about what they’re reading right now and what’s getting them through these difficult times.

Gary kicks of the second series of Ten Minutes with by spending a few minutes with Hugo and Nebula-nominated K.M. Szpara discussing the appeal of audiobooks, young-adult mysteries and horror stories (and their value in learning about plotting), what it’s like to launch a novel at the very beginning of the lockdown, and his own forthcoming work.

Books mentioned include:

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Ten Minutes with…a second series

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This year has thrown everyone for a loop. We were all supposed to travel, to have jobs to go to, to see one another, to not be sick or scared or just weary of the world — so many things should have been different. But this is 2020 – the year that keeps on giving – and we can only live in the world we have.

When COVID hit, without much, thought, Coode Street launched what was to become the Ten Minutes with… series of short podcasts – a daily series of 104 episodes where Gary and Jonathan individually talked to readers, writers, and editors from around the world about what they were reading, what they would recommend to other readers, and what they were working on. It stretched from March 29 to 16 July and people seemed to enjoy it, find a bit of distraction daily. We did too, but we needed a break.

What we realised during the break was that doing those episodes was – at least for Jonathan – helping cope with everything. A welcome distraction and engagement, so we’re bringing them back. Starting Monday, 10 August (Perth time) Coode Street will return to daily publication of the Ten Minutes with… series for the foreseeable future. We didn’t say we’d do a hundred episodes when we started the first time and we’re not saying that now, but we wouldn’t be surprised.

The first episodes will be:

  • Brooke Bolander (Monday 10/8)
  • Daniel Abraham (Tues 11/8)
  • AT Greenblatt (Wed 12/8)
  • Molly Gloss (Thurs 12/8)
  • Alec Nevala-Lee (Fri 13/8)

We will be talking to Amal El-Mohtar, Arkady Martine,  Sarah Gailey, and R F Kuang soon. After that,  who knows where the podcast will take us. Join us to find out.

You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, or download episodes directly from Podbean.

Episode 478: Ten Minutes with Sarah Monette and Katherine Addison

Ten minutes with… is a special series presented by Coode Street that sees readers and booklovers from around the world talk about what they’re reading right now and what’s getting them through these difficult times.

Today Jonathan spends ten minutes or so chatting with Sarah Monette about living and writing during the pandemic, her alter ego Katherine Addison, the comforts of immersive reading and true crime, and the recurring attraction of the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the world of his famous detective.

Books mentioned include:

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Episode 477: Ten Minutes with James P. Blaylock

Ten minutes with… is a special series presented by Coode Street that sees readers and booklovers from around the world talk about what they’re reading right now and what’s getting them through these difficult times.

Today Jonathan spends ten minutes or so calling up Orange Country, California to talk to World Fantasy and Philip K. Dick Award winner James P. Blaylock about reading and writing during these strange times, the allure of crime novels, what’s up with Langdon St Ives, his new novel-in-progress, and a lot more.

Books mentioned include:

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Episode 476: Twenty One Minutes with Peter Watts

Ten minutes with… is a special series presented by Coode Street that sees readers and booklovers from around the world talk about what they’re reading right now and what’s getting them through these difficult times.

With the Ten Minutes with… series complete as a daily thing, Jonathan fires up the computer and calls Hugo and Shirley Jackson award winner Peter Watts  to discuss how this apocalypse is only a tiny taste of the real thing, how he’s coping with working and reading right now, Jevon’s Paradox, the value of depressive realism, and a lot more.


Books mentioned include:

 

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