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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 Nancy Jo Cullen

We celebrate Pride month in conversation with Nancy Jo Cullen, author of the fabulous debut novel The Western Alienation Merit Badge (Buckrider/Wolsak …

The Chat with Megan Gail Coles

by Trevor Corkum

Today we're in conversation with Megan Gail Coles, whose debut novel Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club (Anansi) packs a powerful punch. …

The Chat with Téa Mutonji

Vivek Shraya launched her imprint VS. Books with Arsenal Pulp to highlight bold work by new and emerging Indigenous or Black writers, or writers of colour. …

The Chat with Lucas Crawford

This week, we’re in conversation with Lucas Crawford, author of The High Line Scavenger Hunt (University of Calgary Press), an innovative and playful …

The Chat with Shannon Webb-Campbell

Today on The Chat, we’re in conversation with poet Shannon Webb-Campbell. Webb-Campbell recently released her latest collection, I am a Body of Land …

The Chat with Ian Williams

Reproduction, the debut novel by Ian Williams, is a stunner. By any measure. Structurally daring, emotionally profound, intellectually engaged, playful …

The Chat with Shauntay Grant and Eva Campbell

This week we’re in conversation with the creators of Africville, a picture book nominated last year for the Governor General's Award for Literature …

The Chat with Nilofar Shidmehr

Nilofar Shidmehr’s short fiction collection, Divided Loyalties (Astoria/House of Anansi) is a rich and compelling collection of stories focusing on …

The Chat with Kathy Page

The tender story of a decades-long marriage, Dear Evelyn explores how time transforms our most intimate relationships.

The Chat with Harold R. Johnson

In our first conversation of 2019, we chat with acclaimed writer Harold Johnson, author of the genre-bending memoir Clifford: A Memoir, A Fiction, A Fantasy, …

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