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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 Lorna Crozier

by Trevor Corkum

Patrick Lane, one of Canada’s finest and best known writers, died a few years ago. His creative and life partner, Lorna Crozier—one of the country’s …

The Chat with Michelle Porter

by Trevor Corkum

Today on the Chat, we speak to Michelle Porter. Her powerful memoir, Scratching River, is now out with WLU Press.

The Chat with Brandon Mitchell

by Trevor Corkum

Author Brandon Mitchell has teamed up with Veronika Barinova to create a stunning graphic novel for young adults called Giju’s Gift (HighWater Press). …

The Chat with Aaron Chapman

by Trevor Corkum

This week on The Chat, we change things up and head back in time to Vancouver. Author Aaron Chapman is our guest, filling us in on his latest, Vancouver …

The Chat with Mary Fairhurst Breen

by Trevor Corkum

This week, we chat with Mary Fairhurst Breen. With fierce honesty and leavening humour, her debut memoir Any Kind of Luck At All (Second Story Press) explores …

The Chat with Casey Plett

by Trevor Corkum

In 2021, Casey Plett’s superb short story collection, A Dream of a Woman (Arsenal Pulp Press) was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. This week, …

The Chat with Michael Harris

by Trevor Corkum

We start 2022 in conversation with Michael Harris. His new book, All We Want: Building the Life We Cannot Buy (Doubleday), explores the connection between …

The Chat with David Huebert

by Trevor Corkum

For our final chat of 2021, we’re in conversation with East Coast author David Huebert. His sophomore fiction offering, Chemical Valley (Biblioasis), …

GGBooks Special: The Chat with Sadiqa de Meijer

by Trevor Corkum

We conclude this year’s special Governor General’s Award coverage in conversation with Sadiqa de Meijer. Her memoir alfabet/alphabet: a memoir of …

GGBooks Special: The Chat with David Robertson & Julie Flett

by Trevor Corkum

Next up in our GGBooks coverage here on The Chat, we speak to David Robertson and Julie Flett, whose picture book On the Trapline (Tundra Books) is the …

GGBooks Special: The Chat with Norma Dunning

by Trevor Corkum

Next up in our special GG's coverage, we chat with Norma Dunning, author of the 2021 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction for her short story …

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