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Author Interviews

Emily Hepditch can't resist a character who doesn't want to be good

After awarding Emily Hepditch the 2021 Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Mystery, we asked her about the books that inspired her to start writing.

Author Interviews

Playwright Brad Fraser tells the story of his off-stage life

Playwright and director Brad Fraser told us about what he's been reading, and how he approached writing and performing his memoir, All the Rage.

Big Ideas

“If you’re not changing your mind, you’re doing something wrong.”

We spoke with Julia Galef, host of the podcast Rationally Speaking, about her new book The Scout Mindset and learned why it's smart to change your mind.

Author Interviews

In conversation with Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile is a Grammy-winning singer and songwriter. Her memoir, Broken Horses, tells the story of her difficult but loving childhood and adolescence.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Cosmologist Katie Mack is ready to get back in the lab

We spoke with Katie Mack about her book The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking) and how she sees herself as a scientist and science ambassador.

Author Interviews

How Christina Sweeney-Baird imagined The End of Men

In the science fiction novel The End of Men Christina Sweeney-Baird tells the story of a world reeling as a deadly virus threatens to wipe out men.

Author Interviews

How journalist Joanne Elves found herself happily ever after in eBooks

Under pandemic lockdown, travel writer Joanne Elves discovered a new adventure: self-publishing an eBook, her first novel, with Kobo Writing Life.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Torrey Peters on writing free of the burden of representation

Torrey Peters, author of the novel Detransition, Baby, spoke with us about her unusual writing career and how she navigates expectations of representation.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Steve Brusatte helps us see past the teeth and claws of dinosaurs

Paleontologist Steve Brusatte joined us to talk about his new book, The Age of Dinosaurs where he helps young readers understand dinosaurs as real animals.

Author Interviews

Alex Gough on spinning stories in the spaces of history

We chatted with Alex Gough, author of historical fiction adventures, about creating stories in history's gaps, and the endurance of human nature.

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