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The Chat With Anne Fleming

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This week we turn to magical YA fiction on The Chat. I’m in conversation with BC-based author Anne Fleming, author of The Goat. This charming novel follows Kid, who accompanies her parents to New York City for a six-month stint of dog-sitting and home-schooling, but hears rumours of a goat living on the roof of her building and decides to investigate.

Of the book, Kirkus Reviews says “Fleming has created delightfully eccentric and warmhearted characters that exist in a close-knit community in lovely, accurately described New York City venues.” According to The National Post, “If Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach made a kids’ movie (pun intended), this would certainly be their script.”

Anne Fleming is the author of Pool-Hopping and Other Stories (shortl …

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The Chat With Michael Harris

On the heels of Michael Harris’s Governor General's Award-winning The End of Absence comes Solitude, an exploration of what it means to be alone in a world constantly demanding our attention.

A Chat Roundtable With the Editors of Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer

Published by Coach House, Any Other Way draws on a range of voices to explore how the residents of queer Toronto have shaped and reshaped one of the world’s most diverse cities.

The Chat: A Griffin Poetry Prize Special With Canadian Finalist Sandra Ridley

Our final interview in this year’s Griffin Prize special edition of The Chat is our conversation with Sandra Ridley, author of Silvija.

The Chat: A Griffin Poetry Prize Special With Canadian Finalist Jordan Abel

The next installment of our 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize special edition of The Chat features our conversation with Jordan Abel, author of the collection Injun.

The Chat: A Griffin Poetry Prize Special With Canadian Finalist Hoa Nguyen

We are delighted to partner with the Griffin Prize in celebrating the three Canadian finalists over the next week. First up is Hoa Nguyen, author of Violet Energy Ingots.

The Chat With Michael V. Smith

Today I'm in conversation with Michael V. Smith, author of a brand spanking new collection of poems, Bad Ideas (Nightwood Editions). Bad Ideas “deals heavily in themes of family, sexuality, spirituality, life and death. Smith’s poetry is moving, beautifully written and heartfelt.”

The Chat With Catherine Hernandez

We start off May in conversation with Catherine Hernandez, a multi-genre artist whose savvy debut novel Scarborough (Arsenal Pulp Press) has been generating lots of buzz.

The Chat With Elan Mastai

This week we’re in conversation with Elan Mastai, author of the much-buzzed about debut novel All Our Wrong Todays.

The Chat With Eden Robinson

We start this month on The Chat in conversation with Eden Robinson, author of the much-heralded new novel Son of a Trickster, the first in her Trickster trilogy.

The Chat With Paul Carlucci

In this week’s Chat, I’m in conversation with Paul Carlucci, author of the deeply compelling new short story collection A Plea for Constant Motion.

The Chat With Lori McNulty

We start this month on The Chat in conversation with Vancouver writer Lori McNulty, author of the sizzling collection Life on Mars.

The Chat With Ashley Little

This week, we’re in conversation with Ashley Little. Her new novel, Niagara Motel, tells the story of Tucker Malone, an eleven-year-old boy who sets out on a journey across North American in search of his birth father, whom he believes to be Sam Malone from Cheers.

The Chat with Zoey Leigh Peterson

It’s a pleasure to be in conversation this week with Vancouver writer Zoey Leigh Peterson. Her sublime first novel,

Peterson, Zoey Leigh -- credit Vivienne McMaster

is out this month with Doubleday Canada.

The Chat With Jen Sookfong Lee

What happens when an adult daughter finds the corpses of two teenaged girls at the bottom of her dead mother’s freezer? That’s at the heart of Jen Sookfong Lee’s latest novel, The Conjoined.

The Chat With Kevin Patterson

Writing in The Globe and MailRobert J. Wiersema says “Kevin Patterson has crafted one of the finest war novels this country has ever seen, exploring a conflict many Canadians have already conveniently forgotten, or chosen to ignore.”

The Chat With Joy Kogawa

It’s an honour to be in conversation this week with Canadian literary legend Joy Kogawa.

The Chat With Gregory Scofield

For our first Chat of 2017, we turn to poetry and consider the themes of witnessing and reconciliation, with Gregory Scofield.

The Chat With 2016 Governor General's Award Winners Jon-Erik Lappano and Kellen Hatanaka

A conversation with Governor General's Award Winners Jon-Erik Lappano and Kellen Hatanaka. Jon-Erik and Kellen won this year’s award for Young People’s Literature (Illustrated Books) for their book Tokyo Digs a Garden.

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