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Join hosts Michael Tamblyn and Nathan Maharaj for in-depth conversations with all kinds of authors about their latest books, how they write, and the books and writers that shaped and inspired them.

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Feb 21, 2024

Michael spoke with R.H. Thomson: actor, director, playwright, and author of By The Ghost Light: Wars, Memory, and FamiliesPart memoir, part travelogue, part history, it’s a thoughtful and impassioned consideration of war and the stories we tell one another about it

R.H. Thomson on viewing wars by the light of...


Feb 7, 2024

In January of 2023 our host and producer Nathan Maharaj spoke with Kai Thomas, author of the novel In the Upper Country. It's a story set in the fictional Canadian town of Dunmore, a place where people fleeing slavery in the southern United States build new lives.

In our roundup of the best books we read in 2023,...


Jan 24, 2024

Nathan spoke with novelist Ashley Audrain, author of the 2021 international bestseller The Push. Her new book The Whispers is a story about marriage, mothers and motherhood and parenthood generally, and also women’s rage.

Ashley Audrain on bringing rage from the group chat to...


Dec 13, 2023

Michael spoke with journalist and human rights advocate Rowan Jetté Knox, author of the 2019 memoir Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family, as well as a new memoir that came out this year: One Sunny Afternoon: A Memoir of Trauma and Healing.

Rowan Jetté Knox on learning from hard...


Nov 29, 2023

Michael spoke with Mohawk writer and editor, Alicia Elliott, author of an award-winning book of essays, A Mind Spread Out on the Groundand a new novel, And Then She FellIt is the story of a young woman named Alice experiencing the stress of new motherhood, feeling isolated in Toronto, which feels far away,...