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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 Sheree Fitch

by Trevor Corkum

In the immediate aftermath of last year’s tragedy in Portapique, Nova Scotia, Sheree Fitch penned a verse that captured the heartache so many were feeling. …

The Chat with Kimiko Tobimatsu

by Trevor Corkum

Author Kimiko Tobimatsu and illustrator Keet Geniza have teamed up to create Kimiko Does Cancer, a timely graphic memoir exploring the unexpected cancer …

The Chat with Eve Lazarus

by Trevor Corkum

Eve Lazarus has drawn back the curtain on some of Vancouver’s secret places. Vancouver Exposed: Searching for the City’s Hidden History (Arsenal …

The Chat with David Bateman

by Trevor Corkum

Acclaimed writer David Bateman has just released his fabulous debut novel, DR SAD (University of Calgary Press). It follows the life of Stephen, a poet …

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 …

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