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THE CHAT

Great writers sit down with us to talk about their books—and the stories behind them.

The Chat with Michael Redhead Champagne

by Trevor Corkum

It’s wonderful to come across a beautiful book with a powerful message. Michael Redhead Champagne’s We Need Everyone (Portage & Main Press) is a striking …

The Chat with Erum Shazia Hasan

by Trevor Corkum

Erum Shazia Hasan’s debut novel, We Meant Well (ECW Press) was longlisted for the 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize last fall. This week, she joins us on …

The Chat with Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer

by Trevor Corkum

Today we're in conversation with author Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, whose novel Wait Softly Brother (Wolsak & Wynn) was longlisted for the 2023 Scotiabank Giller …

2023 GGBooks Special: The Chat with Hannah Green

by Trevor Corkum

Coverage of this year’s Governor General’s Literary Awards continues with our conversation with Hannah Green. Hannah’s Xanax Cowboy (House of Anansi …

2023 GGBooks Special: The Chat with Cliff Cardinal

by Trevor Corkum

Next up in our coverage of this year’s Governor General Awards is an interview with playwright Cliff Cardinal. Cliff’s play William Shakespeare’s …

2023 GGBooks Special: The Chat with Peter McCambridge

by Trevor Corkum

This year’s Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation was awarded to Peter McCambridge, for Rosa’s Very Own Personal Revolution (QC Fiction, …

2023 GGBooks Special: The Chat with Anuja Varghese

by Trevor Corkum

In Chrysalis (House of Anansi Press), author Anuja Varghese writes powerful, genre-blending stories of transformation and belonging that centre women of …

2023 GGBooks Special: The Chat with Sarah Everett

by Trevor Corkum

Next up in this year’s coverage of the Governor General’s Literary Awards, we’re in conversation with Sarah Everett. Her YA novel The Probability …

2023 GGBooks Special: The Chat with Jack Wong

by Trevor Corkum

It’s that time of year again! We’re pleased to highlight all of this year’s English-language Governor General’s Literary Award winners, beginning …

Giller Prize 2023 Special: The Chat with Kevin Chong

by Trevor Corkum

Next up in this year’s Giller Prize special coverage, we’re in conversation with author Kevin Chong. His novel The Double Life of Benson Yu is a 2023 …

Giller Prize 2023 Special: The Chat with Dionne Irving

by Trevor Corkum

We begin this year’s special Giller coverage in conversation with Dionne Irving. Her short story collection The Islands is a 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize …

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