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The Chat With Eden Robinson

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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.

Writing in The National Post, Robert Wiersema calls Son of a Trickster “a unique, genuinely surprising novel from one of Canada’s finest writers, a blend of hardscrabble coming-of-age story with mythic fiction at its most powerfully subversive.”
 
Eden Robinson is a novelist and short fiction writer from the Haisla First Nation. Her novel Monkey Beach, which combines contemporary realism with Haisla mysticism, was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and a Governor General’s Literary Award, and received the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. She gave the 2010 Henry Kreisel Memorial Lecture, which was pub …

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The Chat With Paul Carlucci

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The Chat With Lori McNulty

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The Chat With Ashley Little

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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,

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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

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

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The Chat With Governor General's Award Winner Lazer Lederhendler

We continue our conversation with this year’s English-language Governor General’s award winners with our chat with Lazer Lederhendler. Lazer won his second Governor General’s Award for his translation of Catherine Leroux’s novel The Party Wall.

The Chat With 2016 Governor General's Award Winner Colleen Murphy

Next up in our special coverage of this year’s Governor General’s Awards is our chat with Colleen Murphy, winner of this year’s GG Award for Drama (English) for her play Pig Girl.

The Chat With Governor General's Award Winner Steven Heighton

Our next chat in this year’s Governor General’s Awards special is with Steven Heighton, who won his first GG Award for his poetry collection The Waking Comes Late.

The Chat: Trevor Corkum Interviews 2016 Governor General's Award Winner Bill Waiser

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The Chat With 2016 Giller Finalist Gary Barwin

For our final interview in this special Giller Prize edition of The Chat, I’m in conversation with Hamilton-based writer Gary Barwin.

The Chat With 2016 Giller Finalist Zoe Whittall

The Chat with Zoe Whittall, author of the Giller-shortlisted title The Best Kind of People.

The Chat With 2016 Giller Finalist Emma Donoghue

Next up in this year’s Giller Prize special, generously sponsored by Publishing@SFU, is Emma Donoghue, author of the haunting novel The Wonder.

The Chat With 2016 Giller Finalist Catherine Leroux

We continue our 2016 Giller Prize coverage this week—generously sponsored by Publishing@SFU—by checking in with finalist Catherine Leroux.

The Chat With 2016 Giller Prize Finalist Mona Awad

Today in our special 2016 Giller Prize coverage, our conversation with finalist Mona Awad. She’s the author of the acclaimed debut novel 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl.

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