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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 Lucian Childs

by Trevor Corkum

Lucian Childs’ Dreaming Home (Biblioasis) superb debut, a novel-in-stories, is a tender and powerful queer coming-of-age that spans forty years and multiple …

The Chat with Wanda John-Kehewin

by Trevor Corkum

Visions of the Crow (HighWater Press) is a YA graphic novel that tells the engaging story of Damon Quinn, a teenager who just wants to get through his …

The Chat with Henry Tsang

by Trevor Corkum

Artist Henry Tsang has put together a powerful book exploring the 1907 Anti-Asian riots in Vancouver. The essays and photographs featured in White Riot: …

The Chat with Corinna Chong

by Trevor Corkum

Weaving in and out of the magic and mystery of everyday lives, Corinna Chong’s new collection The Whole Animal (Arsenal Pulp Press) is a startling and …

Griffin Poetry Prize Roundtable 2023

by Trevor Corkum

We had a chance to chat this year with the three Canadians who make an appearance on this year’s Griffin Poetry Prize longlist. Visit our friends at …

The Chat with Kelly S. Thompson

by Trevor Corkum

Author Kelly S. Thompson returns with another powerful memoir. Still, I Cannot Save You tells the story of Thompson’s relationship with her older sister, …

The Chat with JD Derbyshire

by Trevor Corkum

Author JD Derbyshire has written a powerful and genre-bending debut, a novel Ivan Coyote calls "a book to carry with you forever." Told in recollections, …

The Chat with Carolyn Whitzman

by Trevor Corkum

In Clara at the Door with a Revolver: The Scandalous Black Suspect, the Exemplary White Son, and the Murder That Shocked Toronto, Carolyn Whitzman explores …

The Chat with Nicholas Herring

by Trevor Corkum

Prince Edward Island author Nicholas Herring took the Canadian literary world by storm late last fall, winning the prestigious 2022 Atwood Gibson Writers’ …

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 …

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