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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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Nov 27, 2020

Toronto journalist Eternity Martis spoke with us about her memoir, They Said This Would Be Fun: Race, Campus Life, and Growing Up.

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Nov 20, 2020

In Tobly McSmith's debut Stay Gold, a young adult novel about a transgender boy named Pony, he tells the story of a character who embraces the truth of his gender identity in his teens, much earlier than the author did himself. In our conversation we learn that he was creating a world that might have been and offering...


Nov 13, 2020

Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, joined us to talk about his new book, Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis. In this wide-ranging discussion Jared speaks about the COVID-19 crisis, as well as authoritarianism, and the need for nations to have the humility to see their errors -- and hopefully...


Nov 6, 2020

We're back, safely ensconced with microphones and broadband internet, bringing you a new season of conversations with authors about books!

To kick things off, we spoke with Eden Robinson, author of the Trickster trilogy.

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