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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 Benjamin Lefebvre

by Trevor Corkum

In the Key of Dale (Arsenal Pulp Press) introduces YA readers to a teenage music prodigy named Dale Cardigan, who navigates the adolescent terrain of love …

The Chat with Michael Gates

by Trevor Corkum

Just in time for the holidays, we’re in conversation with Michael Gates, author of Hollywood in the Klondike: Dawson City’s Great Film Find (Lost Moose …

The Chat with 2022 Governor General's Award Winner Eli Baxter

by Trevor Corkum

Eli Baxter is this year’s Governor General’s Literary Award winner for Non-fiction for his memoir Aki-wayn-zih: A Person as Worthy as the Earth (McGill-Queens …

The Chat with 2022 Governor General's Award Winner Jen Ferguson

by Trevor Corkum

Author Jen Ferguson is the 2022 winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Young People’s Literature (Text), for her YA novel The Summer …

The Chat with 2022 Governor General's Award winner Judith Weisz Woodsworth

by Trevor Corkum

Judith Weisz Woodsworth is the 2022 Governor General’s Literary Award winner for Translation (French-English) for her translation of Pierre Anctil’s …

The Chat with 2022 Governor General's Award Winners Naseem Hrab and Nahid Kazemi

by Trevor Corkum

Naseem Hrab and Nahid Kazemi share this year’s Governor General’s Literary Award for Young People’s Literature (Illustrated Books) for The Sour …

The Chat with 2022 Governor General's Award Winner Dorothy Dittrich

by Trevor Corkum

Playwright Dorothy Dittrich is this year’s Governor General’s Literary Award winner for Drama for her play The Piano Teacher: A Healing Key (Talonbooks). …

The Chat with 2022 Governor General's Award Winner Annick MacAskill

by Trevor Corkum

Halifax writer Annick MacAskill has won this year’s Governor General’s Literary Award for poetry for her collection Shadow Blight (Gaspereau Press). …

The Chat with 2022 Governor General's Award Winner Sheila Heti

by Trevor Corkum

We kick off our extended coverage of this year’s English-language Governor General’s Award winners in conversation with Sheila Heti, whose novel Pure …

Gilller Prize Special 2022: The Chat with Noor Naga

by Trevor Corkum

Our final conversation in our special Scotiabank Giller Prize edition of The Chat is with Noor Naga. Her novel If An Egyptian Cannot Speak English (Graywolf …

Giller Prize Special 2022: The Chat with Rawi Hage

by Trevor Corkum

Our next instalment of this special Scotiabank Giller Prize edition of The Chat features our conversation with Montreal-based author Rawi Hage (Knopf …

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