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What Bryan Washington is reading

Bryan Washington is a writer's writer -- and he's just getting started. He burst into the literary spotlight in 2019 with his short story collection Lot. His debut novel Memorial was published to widespread acclaim in 2020.What are you reading now? My Brilliant Life by Ae-ran Kim and...

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Julia Quinn wants to write happy endings as much as we want to read them

In this final episode of Season 3 of Kobo in Conversation, we spoke with Julia Quinn, author of the Bridgerton series of Regency romance novels. She told us about what it was like to see her characters come to life on-screen, and we asked her whether we'll eventually...

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Jael Richardson on making and unmaking a dystopia

In Gutter Child Jael Richardson creates a dystopian world where disadvantage for some is written into law. In this wide-ranging conversation we spoke with her about this new novel, as well as the past and future of her writing career, and we learned how she conceives of her...

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Emily Schultz on crafting characters through 90s mixtapes

In the novel Little Threats, Emily Schultz transports readers to the summer of 1993, when a teenage girl is murdered -- and her friend goes to prison for it. We spoke with Emily about her deeply personal inspiration for this story of crime and punishment, how she sees...

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Joanne Vannicola was never going to let their story have a tragic ending

We spoke with actor Joanne Vannicola about their memoir, All We Knew But Couldn't Say and learned how they turned painful memories of their upbringing into a story of growth and self-discovery. They told us how it feels to see LGBTQ+ stories beginning to proliferate in movies and...

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Linden MacIntyre won't let history be washed away

We spoke with celebrated journalist and novelist Linden MacIntyre about his non-fiction book, The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a Newfoundland Tsunami. We learned why this story about the community of St. Lawrence, where the author was born, is about so much more than a natural disaster. It's...

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Billy-Ray Belcourt on finding a place to flourish

We spoke with poet and scholar Billy-Ray about his new book, A History of My Brief Body, a poetic, intellectual work of theory, essay, and memoir. He explained how he builds on the work of others in his own writing and what drives his mission to locate joy...

Author Interviews

In conversation with Lars Kepler

Lars Kepler is the pseudonym of Swedish couple Alexander and Alexandra Ahndoril, who together write bestselling thrillers featuring Chief Inspector Joona Linna. We spoke with them about the books and authors that they each turn to for entertainment and inspiration.What are you reading now? Reading and writing are...

Author Interviews

Rebecca Roanhorse on the craft of worldbuilding

Rebecca Roanhorse is a craftsperson of imagined worlds who takes her responsibility for structural coherence seriously -- whether filling her Sixth World series with monsters (and an appropriately-skilled monster hunter) or carving out her corner of the Star Wars canon in Resistance Reborn. Her ambitious new trilogy, Between...

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