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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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May 28, 2021

Paleontologist Steve Brusatte joined us to talk about his new book for young readers, The Age of Dinosaurs as well as his 2018 book for adults, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs. We learned about his passion for giving readers a sense of dinosaurs as living, breathing animals, and what his hopes are for the future of...


May 20, 2021

Helen Oyeyemi, author of Gingerbread and the playful new novel Peaces, spoke with us about the importance to her writing process of taking long book-free breaks, and how serving on juries for literary prizes has made her certain that she'll never win a major award.

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May 14, 2021

Dr. Suzanne Simard, author of Finding the Mother Tree, spoke with us about the astonishing science of how trees communicate with one another. And she gave us a view into the hard work, dirty hands, and heartbreak of a life spent living in and studying forests.

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May 7, 2021

Natalie Zina Walschots spoke with us about her novel Hench, the day-to-day work of supervillainy, and why fanfic is her marker of success as a writer.

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