March 08, 2018
Getting to know Daniel Heath Justice: Tolkien, D&D, and The Golden Girls
Acclaimed scholar and author Daniel Heath Justice's Why Indigenous Literatures Matter (Wilfrid Laurier University Press) is a tour de force, combining cultural history, literary analysis, and artistic ...
November 13, 2017
David Huebert on Inspiring a Dress Code, Being Haunted by Cows, and his Bachelorette Canada Connection
David Huebert has been going from strength to strength recently, gathering successes in multiple genres including both the CBC Short Story Prize and the Walrus Poetry Prize. Now, just two years after ...
September 22, 2017
Award-winning author Méira Cook on Swimming in Shark-Infested Waters, Feeling Canadian, & More
A long and happy marriage is no easy feat, but Max and Maggie Binder are amongst the lucky few. Twenty years after they met, Max is still madly in love with his feisty wife, and wants to give her a 40th ...
July 20, 2017
Getting Personal with Nicole Lundrigan: Love Notes, an Autopsy, and More
Nicole Lundrigan's first five novels secured her reputation as an acclaimed, creative, and clever writer telling captivating stories in beautiful language. Her newest book, The Substitute (House of Anansi), ...
July 11, 2017
Debut novelist Kimberley Tait on Gretzky, Michael Jackson & Virgin Ears
London (the one across the pond) based author Kimberley Tait had an unusual path to publishing. After moving from her native Toronto to the U.S., she earned an MBA from Columbia University and began ...
June 07, 2017
The Dirty Dozen, with Pasha Malla
Trillium Prize winner Pasha Malla's new novel Fugue States (Knopf Canada) tells the story of Ash, an intellectual, anxious radio host, and his uncouth, entitled nightmare-bro of a friend, Matt, who shows ...
May 15, 2017
The Dirty Dozen, with Catherine Hernandez
Catherine Hernandez's Scarborough (Arsenal Pulp Press) is a force to be reckoned with. Filled with the vibrant voices of a struggling but tight-knit community in the titular city, the story immerses ...
May 10, 2017
The Dirty Dozen, with Mark Kingwell
Professor and author Mark Kingwell is Canada's cultural guardian angel, bringing a rare wit and insight to his philosophical and cultural writing and teaching. His writing, which has covered everything ...
May 03, 2017
The Dirty Dozen, with Julie Zwillich
Food Network junkies will recognize Julie Zwillich from Summer's Best, but it turns out she is just as talented at whipping up stories as she as with tasty dishes. Her debut children's book, Phoebe Sounds ...
April 20, 2017
The Dirty Dozen, with Jesse Ruddock
Athlete, musician, and writer -- Jesse Ruddock isn't easily pinned down or defined. Much like her debut novel, Shot-Blue (Coach House Books), which has drawn comparisons to Winter's Bone in its sparseness ...