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Great writers sit down with us to talk about their books—and the stories behind them.

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 …

Giller Prize Special 2022: The Chat with Suzette Mayr

by Trevor Corkum

Our third interview in this year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize special coverage is with Calgary author Suzette Mayr. Her novel The Sleeping Car Porter (Coach …

Giller Prize Special 2022: The Chat with Tsering Lama

by Trevor Corkum

Next up in our Giller Prize special coverage, we chat with Tsering Yangzom Lama. Tsering’s debut novel, We Measure the Earth With Our Bodies (McClelland …

Giller Prize Special 2022: The Chat with Kim Fu

We kick off our 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize special in conversation with Kim Fu. Her short story collection, Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century …

The Chat with Chelene Knight

by Trevor Corkum

Author Chelene Knight has returned with a new novel, Junie (Book*hug), which explores the life of a creative and observant child in 1930s Hogan’s Alley—a …

The Chat with Elamin Abdelmahmoud

by Trevor Corkum

This week on the The Chat, it’s a pleasure to speak to journalist and commentator Elamin Abdelmahmoud, whose debut memoir Son of Elsewhere: A Memoir …

The Chat with Elise Levine

by Trevor Corkum

Elise Levine's haunting new work is Say This: Two Novellas (Biblioasis). The book contains a pair of twin novellas linked by one devastating crime. The …

The Chat with Cody Caetano

by Trevor Corkum

This week we chat with debut author Cody Caetano, whose memoir Half-Bads in White Regalia is earning all kinds of well-deserved buzz for its superb storytelling …

The Chat with Alexander MacLeod

by Trevor Corkum

This week we’re in conversation with award-winning Nova Scotia writer Alexander MacLeod, whose sophomore fiction collection, Animal Person, is out now …

The Chat with Meredith J. Batt and Dusty Green

by Trevor Corkum

Just in time for Pride celebrations comes the extraordinary book Len & Cub (Goose Lane), which documents, through a series of archival photographs, a same-sex …

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