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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 Steven Heighton

by Trevor Corkum

This week, we’re in conversation with author Steven Heighton. His memoir, Reaching Mithymna: Among the Volunteers and Refugees on Lesvos, (Biblioasis) …

The Chat with Zsuzsi Gartner

by Trevor Corkum

Zsuzsi Gartner’s debut novel, The Beguiling (Hamish Hamilton), is a stunner. It was a finalist for this year’s Writer's Trust Fiction Prize.

Giller Prize 2020 Special: The Chat with Emily St. John Mandel

by Trevor Corkum

We continue our special 2020 Giller Prize coverage in conversation with Emily St. John Mandel. She’s a 2020 Scotiabank Giller finalist for her novel …

Giller Prize 2020 Special: The Chat with Souvankham Thammavongsa

by Trevor Corkum

We continue our Giller coverage of The Chat in conversation with Souvankham Thammavongsa. She’s on this year’s shortlist for her debut short story …

Giller Prize 2020 Special: The Chat with Gil Adamson

by Trevor Corkum

Next on our special Giller coverage of The Chat, we speak with Gil Adamson. She’s a finalist for her second novel, Ridgerunner.

The Chat with Moez Surani

Moez Surani’s fourth book, Are the Rivers in Your Poems Real, is out now with Book*hug Press. It’s a collection of playful, political, urgent poems …

The Chat with Jessica Westhead

Jessica Westhead’s work is well known to fans across Canada. She returns to The Chat this month to talk about latest novel, the psychological thriller …

The Chat with Michael Crummey

Michael Crummey was recently longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel The Innocents, a haunting story of two siblings orphaned in a remote …

The Chat with Christy Ann Conlin

This week on The Chat, we’re in conversation with acclaimed East Coast writer Christy Ann Conlin. Her superb collection of short fiction, Watermark, …

The Chat with Kelly S. Thompson

Kelly S. Thompson served as a captain in the Canadian Armed Forces and writes about her experiences as a female soldier in her compelling debut memoir, …

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