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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 Craig Davidson

Craig Davidson has returned with his latest novel, The Saturday Night Ghost Club. It tells the tale of Jake Baker, a neurosurgeon looking back on a pivotal …

The Chat with Patrick DeWitt

This week we’re in conversation with Patrick DeWitt. His latest novel, French Exit, tells the story of Frances Price, widower and “Upper East Side …

The Chat with Kate Harris

A few years ago, Kate Harris hopped on a bike to travel the Silk Road with a friend, following the journey of Marco Polo. Her reflections on the journey …

The Chat with Pamela Mulloy

What happens when a soldier goes AWOL and ends up meeting a lonely gardener at an isolated farm in small-town New Brunswick? That’s the premise of Pamela …

The Chat with Daniel Griffin

Daniel Griffin’s debut novel, Two Roads Home, reimagines a particular point in Canadian history—the famous War in the Woods—and follows a small …

The Chat with Joshua Whitehead

Joshua Whitehead’s first novel packs a gorgeous punch ... It’s a stirring and bold debut, one which Alicia Elliott, writing in the Globe and Mail, says …

The Chat with Claire Tacon

What happens when a young woman with Williams syndrome, her doting father, and her father’s teenaged co-worker head to Chicago in search of a piece …

The Chat: 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize Roundtable

In honour of all things Griffin, this week’s Chat is a conversation with the three 2018 Canadian Griffin Prize finalists—Billy-Ray Belcourt, Aisha …

The Chat With Chelene Knight

Chelene Knight’s debut memoir Dear Current Occupant (Bookt*ug) takes a closer look at childhood trauma and the uncertain idea of home. It’s a haunting, …

The Chat With Jessica Westhead

Jessica Westhead has an uncanny ability to combine humour and despair in her writing. In her latest collection, Things Not to Do, we meet folks at the …

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