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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 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 …

The Chat With Kevin Chong

A modern-day story of infectious disease and rising social inequality, The Plague is Kevin Chong’s take on Camus’ classic novel, set in present-day …

The Chat With Erin Frances Fisher

It’s not every day you come across a collection of short stories with settings as diverse as revolutionary Paris, the moons of Saturn, and the ice roads …

The Chat with Djamila Ibrahim

Djamila Ibrahim has put together a moving and timely debut collection fiction called Things Are Good Now, out this month with House of Anansi Press. This …

The Chat with Canisia Lubrin

Today on The Chat, a conversation with Canisia Lubrin, author of the superb debut collection of poems, Voodoo Hypothesis.

The Chat with Jordan Tannahill

This week on The Chat, we speak to Jordan Tannahill, interdisciplinary artist and author of the much-anticipated debut novel, Liminal (House of Anansi …

The Chat with Carleigh Baker

Next up on The Chat, we speak to Carleigh Baker, author of the sensational short story collection Bad Endings, a finalist for the 2017 Rogers Writers’ …

The Chat with Ahmad Danny Ramadan

We begin The Chat in 2018 with a conversation with Ahmad Danny Ramadan, author of the stirring debut novel The Clothesline Swing (Nightwood Editions). …

The Chat with Tanya Talaga

Today we are in conversation with Tanya Talaga. Her hard-hitting and important Seven Fallen Feathers tells the story of seven Indigenous teenagers who …

The Chat with Governor General's Award Winners David Alexander Robertson & Julie Flett

In the final installment in in our Governor General Award special edition of The Chat, we speak to David Alexander Robertson and Julie Flett. Their book, …

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    By Trevor Corkum

    Great writers from across the country sit down with us to talk about their books, and the stories behind them.

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