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The Chat

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

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 …

The Chat: Griffin Poetry Prize Roundtable 2022

by Trevor Corkum

We’re so pleased to once again partner with our friends at the Griffin Poetry Prize to spotlight each of this year’s Canadian finalists in a special …

The Chat with Lorna Crozier

by Trevor Corkum

Patrick Lane, one of Canada’s finest and best known writers, died a few years ago. His creative and life partner, Lorna Crozier—one of the country’s …

The Chat with Michelle Porter

by Trevor Corkum

Today on the Chat, we speak to Michelle Porter. Her powerful memoir, Scratching River, is now out with WLU Press.

The Chat with Brandon Mitchell

by Trevor Corkum

Author Brandon Mitchell has teamed up with Veronika Barinova to create a stunning graphic novel for young adults called Giju’s Gift (HighWater Press). …

The Chat with Aaron Chapman

by Trevor Corkum

This week on The Chat, we change things up and head back in time to Vancouver. Author Aaron Chapman is our guest, filling us in on his latest, Vancouver …

The Chat with Mary Fairhurst Breen

by Trevor Corkum

This week, we chat with Mary Fairhurst Breen. With fierce honesty and leavening humour, her debut memoir Any Kind of Luck At All (Second Story Press) explores …

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