Everyone in my Family has Killed Someone by Benjamin Stevenson – Part Two
We discuss chapters 16-32 of Benjamin Stevenson’s phenomenal 2022 metafictional mystery, ‘Everyone in my Family has Killed Someone’. The secrets are finally disclosed as Michael tells Ern to go look in the back of his truck. Unfortunately, because this is a crime novel, opening a coffin involves a little more mutilation and practitioner-death than the average autopsy. Though Ern is resuscitated from his visit to the bottom of a frozen lake, Michael is not so lucky, and the harrowing Cunningham Family Reunion grows more intense.
We’re also joined by Nikki Mottram, author of ‘Crows Nest‘, to talk about her debut crime fiction novel, the importance of care in our fictional world of cruelty, and the origins of her protagonist Dana Gibson.
Check out Part One and Part Three here!
Thank you to Penguin Australia for providing copies of ‘Everyone in my Family has Killed Someone’, and DMCPR & UQP for copies of ‘Crows Nest’.