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(Earlier posts end here in April 2010)




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Alan Beatts
Terry Bisson
Marie Brennan
Karen Burnham
Siobhan Carroll
John Clute
F. Brett Cox
Ellen Datlow
Paul Di Filippo
Michael Dirda
Gardner Dozois
Andy Duncan
Stefan Dziemianowicz
Brian Evenson
Jeffrey Ford
Karen Joy Fowler
Kathleen Ann Goonan
Theodora Goss
Elizabeth Hand
Cecelia Holland
Rich Horton
Guy Gavriel Kay
James Patrick Kelly
Mark R. Kelly
Ellen Klages
Russell Letson
Karen Lord
Brit Mandelo
Adrienne Martini
Tim Pratt
Cat Rambo
Paul Graham Raven
Graham Sleight
Maureen Kincaid Speller
Peter Straub
Rachel Swirsky
Paul Witcover
Gary K. Wolfe
E. Lily Yu

Nalo Hopkinson and Karen Lord in Conversation

This is the first of the podcasts I was able to record on location at the World Fantasy Convention in San Diego, California. World Fantasy Award-winning Nalo Hopkinson and World Fantasy Award-nominated Karen Lord sit down to talk about Caribbean folklore, H. P. Lovecraft, OCD vampires, and much else. This podcast has two master story-tellers telling stories from the Caribbean, resulting in both shivers and much laughter. I hope you’ll enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed recording it.

P.S. In the interests of post hoc completeness, the story that Karen tells about the baccou is ‘Water Under the Bridge’ by Richard Lynch. Specifically, it can be found in Poui: The Cave Hill Journal of Creative Writing. No. 10, 2009, p 33. With a citation like that, it’s like there’s an academic around here somewhere… ;-)


Comment from Kim Jean
Time November 5, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Loved listening to the ladies talking about Caribbean folklore. So much we don’t know as Caribbean people about our great stories which these ladies put to pen in such grand fashion.

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