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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: Trevor Corkum Interviews Madeleine Thien

Canadian Madeleine Thien is on the shortlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize for fiction as well as on the Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist for her …

The Chat: Trevor Corkum Interviews Brett Josef Grubisic

This week on The Chat, we’re in conversation with Brett Josef Grubisic. His novel From Up River and For One Night Only follows the lives of four dreamy, …

The Chat: Trevor Corkum Interviews Amy Jones

On this week’s chat, we’re in conversation with Amy Jones, author of the big-hearted novel We’re All in This Together. The book follows the various …

The Chat: Trevor Corkum Interviews Teva Harrison

Teva Harrison's In-Between Days is a book that reminds us what a precious gift it is to be alive and awake in the world.

The Chat: Trevor Corkum Interviews Lisa Moore

This week on The Chat, we turn our attention to YA fiction. We’re in conversation with novelist Lisa Moore, author of the acclaimed new YA novel Flannery. …

The Chat: Trevor Corkum Interviews Betsy Warland

I’m thrilled to be in conversation with Betsy Warland, author of Oscar of Between: A Memoir of Identity and Ideas, published by Dagger Editions, an …

The Chat: Trevor Corkum Interviews Kris Bertin

I’m thrilled to be in conversation with Halifax writer Kris Bertin, author of the acclaimed debut short story collection Bad Things Happen (Biblioasis). …

The Chat: Trevor Corkum Interviews Vivek Shraya

Vivek Shraya’s first collection of poems, even this page is white, is a bold, powerful work of art, addressing questions of racism, whiteness, and marginalization …

The Chat: Trevor Corkum Interviews Pamela Mordecai

I’m pleased to chat with Pamela Mordecai, whose ambitious, spellbinding first novel, Red Jacket, was a finalist for the 2015 Rogers Writers’ Trust …

The Chat: Trevor Corkum Interviews Karim Alrawi

This week I’m in conversation with Canadian playwright and novelist Karim Alrawi, whose recent novel, Book of Sands, won the HarperCollins/UBC Best …

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    By Trevor Corkum

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

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