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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 Lucas Crawford

This week, we’re in conversation with Lucas Crawford, author of The High Line Scavenger Hunt (University of Calgary Press), an innovative and playful …

The Chat with Shannon Webb-Campbell

Today on The Chat, we’re in conversation with poet Shannon Webb-Campbell. Webb-Campbell recently released her latest collection, I am a Body of Land …

The Chat with Ian Williams

Reproduction, the debut novel by Ian Williams, is a stunner. By any measure. Structurally daring, emotionally profound, intellectually engaged, playful …

The Chat with Shauntay Grant and Eva Campbell

This week we’re in conversation with the creators of Africville, a picture book nominated last year for the Governor General's Award for Literature …

The Chat with Nilofar Shidmehr

Nilofar Shidmehr’s short fiction collection, Divided Loyalties (Astoria/House of Anansi) is a rich and compelling collection of stories focusing on …

The Chat with Kathy Page

The tender story of a decades-long marriage, Dear Evelyn explores how time transforms our most intimate relationships.

The Chat with Harold R. Johnson

In our first conversation of 2019, we chat with acclaimed writer Harold Johnson, author of the genre-bending memoir Clifford: A Memoir, A Fiction, A Fantasy, …

The Chat with Alex Leslie

We All Need to Eat is a spectacular collection, full of powerful stories that centre around Soma, a queer woman on the West Coast.

The Chat with Governor General's Award Winner Jillian Tamaki

Jillian Tamaki is the winner of this year’s English-language Governor General’s Award for Literature for Young People (Illustration) for her gorgeous …

The Chat with Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott

The 2018 Governor General’s Award for Translation was awarded to the team of Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott for Descent into Night (Mawenzi House), …

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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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