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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 Kathleen Winter

by Trevor Corkum

This week I'm in conversation with celebrated author Kathleen Winter, whose new novel Undersong (Knopf) celebrates the gifted Romantic era poet Dorothy …

The Chat with Jordan Abel

by Trevor Corkum

"What does it mean to be Indigenous? What does it mean to be Indigenous but to be dispossessed of both traditional land as well as traditional Indigenous …

The Chat with Ivan Coyote

by Trevor Corkum

Acclaimed multimedia storyteller Ivan Coyote has a new book out that reminds us of the importance of truly connecting with friends and communities.

The Chat with Camilla Gibb

by Trevor Corkum

Celebrated author Camilla Gibb has returned with The Relatives, her first novel in nearly a decade. She’s our guest this week on The Chat.

The Chat with Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo

by Trevor Corkum

This week we’re in conversation with political trailblazer Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo, whose memoir, The Queer Evangelist, (Wilfrid Laurier University Press) …

The Chat with GG's Literature Award Winner Anne Carson

by Trevor Corkum

“Norma Jeane Baker of Troy leverages a millennia-old story of beauty and war to animate a history of the male gaze and the nature of power wielded by …

The Chat with GG's Literature Award Winner Eric Walters

by Trevor Corkum

Our final chat in this year’s special Governor General’s Literature Award coverage is with Eric Walters. Eric is the recipient of the 2020 GG's Award …

The Chat with GG's Literature Award Winner Kim Senklip Harvey

by Trevor Corkum

We continue our Governor General’s Literature Awards coverage in conversation with Kim Senklip Harvey, whose work Kamloopa: An Indigenous Matriarch …

The Chat with GG's Literature Award Winner Lazer Lederhendler

by Trevor Corkum

Next up in our special 2020 GG Awards coverage is our conversation with Lazer Lederhendler, who won his third Governor General’s Award for his English …

The Chat with GG's Literature Award Winners The Fan Brothers

by Trevor Corkum

We continue our special coverage of this year’s Governor General's Literature Award winners in conversation with the acclaimed Fan Brothers (Terry Fan, …

The Chat Special Coverage: Griffin Poetry Prize Roundtable 2021

by Trevor Corkum

We’re so pleased to be partnering once again with our friends at the Griffin Poetry Prize to profile this year’s three Canadian finalists in a special …

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