An Interview with Clarke Winner MacLeod

Jeff VanderMeer • May 13th, 2009 @ 3:18 pm • Culture

I was really thrilled to hear recently that Ian R. MacLeod had won the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Not only is he a great writer, but he’s also pretty hilarious in person. Ann and I have had the pleasure of talking to him both at Utopiales in France and Parcon in the Czech Republic (not to mention, at the beer bath we also shared with a messianic-looking Hal Duncan, heh). Ann still chuckles over some of the things Ian said.

Anyway, I’ve just posted an interview with MacLeod over at Omnivoracious.

Amazon.com: Does it bother you that Neal Stephenson apparently cried when he heard he’d lost?
Ian R. MacLeod: He was obviously expecting to win, which challenges the Gods, and is asking for tears before bedtime and all other sorts of trouble.

2 Responses to “An Interview with Clarke Winner MacLeod”

  1. DC Black says:

    Great interview. Though I haven’t read ‘Song of Time’ yet, I’m sure the award is well deserved. His novel The Summer Isles turned me on to the alternate history genre.

  2. kellys says:

    I really hope this gets published in the US.

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