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Kobo in Conversation

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 31, 2019

Maria Qamar, winner of the 2018 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Nonfiction for her book Trust no Aunty, and the creative brain behind Instagram's @hatecopy, spoke with Michael about the power of aunties in our lives, her love of superheroes, and how hating copywriting led to becoming an artist in the age of...


Jan 17, 2019

Our guest is an award-winning journalist and the author of American War, winner of the 2018 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Literary Fiction and a CBC Canada Reads 2018 nominee. Learn how Omar's experiences in the field informed his debut novel about a second US Civil War.

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Jan 3, 2019

Michael speaks with the author of Forgiveness: A Gift from My Grandparents, winner of CBC Canada Reads 2018, about empathy, loss, and how his family let light shine in after one of the darkest chapters in Canadian history.

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