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

Giller Prize Special: The Chat with Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia

by Trevor Corkum

Next up in our special coverage of the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize is Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia, whose novel The Son of the House (Dundurn) is a finalist. …

Giller Prize Special: The Chat with Omar El Akkad

by Trevor Corkum

Omar El Akkad's novel, What Strange Paradise (McClelland & Stewart), is a 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist.


Giller Prize Special: The Chat with Jordan Tannahill

by Trevor Corkum

We begin this year’s special Scotiabank Giller Prize coverage of The Chat in conversation with Jordan Tannahill, author of the novel The Listeners (HarperCollins). …

The Chat with David Bergen

by Trevor Corkum

Celebrated author and Giller Prize-winner David Bergen’s new novel, Out of Mind (Goose Lane), picks up where The Matter with Morris left off. Written …

The Chat with Kathleen Winter

by Trevor Corkum

This week I'm in conversation with celebrated author Kathleen Winter, whose new novel Undersong (Knopf) celebrates the gifted Romantic era poet Dorothy …

The Chat with Jordan Abel

by Trevor Corkum

"What does it mean to be Indigenous? What does it mean to be Indigenous but to be dispossessed of both traditional land as well as traditional Indigenous …

The Chat with Ivan Coyote

by Trevor Corkum

Acclaimed multimedia storyteller Ivan Coyote has a new book out that reminds us of the importance of truly connecting with friends and communities.

The Chat with Camilla Gibb

by Trevor Corkum

Celebrated author Camilla Gibb has returned with The Relatives, her first novel in nearly a decade. She’s our guest this week on The Chat.

The Chat with Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo

by Trevor Corkum

This week we’re in conversation with political trailblazer Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo, whose memoir, The Queer Evangelist, (Wilfrid Laurier University Press) …

The Chat with GG's Literature Award Winner Anne Carson

by Trevor Corkum

“Norma Jeane Baker of Troy leverages a millennia-old story of beauty and war to animate a history of the male gaze and the nature of power wielded by …

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