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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 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 …

GGBooks Special: The Chat with Philippa Dowding

by Trevor Corkum

We continue with our GGs coverage in conversation with Philippa Dowding. Her novel Firefly (DCB/Cormorant) is the 2021 Governor General’s Literary …

GGBooks Special: The Chat with Tolu Oloruntoba

by Trevor Corkum

We continue with our GG coverage in conversation with poet Tolu Oloruntoba. His collection the Junta of Happenstance (Anstruther/Palimpsest) is the 2021 …

GGBooks Special: The Chat with Erín Moure

by Trevor Corkum

Next up in our extended 2021 Governor General's Literary Awards coverage, we’re in conversation with Erín Moure, winner for translation from French …

GGBooks Special: The Chat with Hannah Moscovitch

by Trevor Corkum

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be chatting with each of this year’s seven English-language winners of the Canada Council Governor General’s Literary …

The Chat with Hasan Namir

by Trevor Corkum

Poet Hasan Namir has produced a moving and complex portrait of fatherhood in his latest work, the poetry collection Umbilical Cord (Book*hug). Today he …

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