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Join host Michael Tamblyn for in-depth conversations with authors about their latest books, how they write, and the books and authors that shaped and inspired them.

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Jan 27, 2023

We spoke with author and book designer CS Richardson, whose first novel The End of the Alphabet won the 2008 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best 1st Book. His new book, All the Colour in the World is a kaleidoscopic novel about a boy’s love affair with art and a man’s struggle with loss. And while we had him on the...


Jan 14, 2023

We spoke with Kai Thomas, author of the novel In the Upper Country, set in the fictional Canadian town of Dunmore, a place where people fleeing slavery in the southern United States build new lives.

Kai Thomas conjures fiction from the history of the...


Jan 1, 2023

Because you can never hear about too many great books, here's another batch of the best books Kobo staff read in 2022. There's memoir, investigative journalism, fun facts, romance, and more (also moors)!

The best books we read in...


Dec 25, 2022

We asked the staff of Kobo about the best eBooks and audiobooks they read in 2022, and we heard about memoirs, literary masterpieces, page-turning non-fiction, family sagas, mind-opening nature writing, sci-fi love stories across time, and so much more. 

The best books we read in...


Dec 8, 2022

We spoke with award-winning science writer Harold McGee, author of the new book Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World’s Smellsa wondrous and entertaining guide to the smells of food, yes, but also of our surroundings—indoor as well as outdoor, from rotten eggs and wet dogs to coffee and perfume—and offers...