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In-depth conversations with authors about their books—how and why they write, and the books and authors they admire. Plus, annual round-ups of reading recommendations from the staff of digital bookseller Rakuten Kobo.

Episodes run ~45 minutes, releasing fortnightly.

Hosted by Michael Tamblyn and Nathan Maharaj.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Stephen Maher offers readers a glimpse of The Prince

Michael spoke with writer Stephen Maher about The Prince, his thoroughly researched account of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's political rise—and decline.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Laura Tamblyn Watts on 27 essential, uncomfortable, conversations

Nathan spoke with Laura Tamblyn Watts, author of Let’s Talk About Aging Parents: A Real-Life Guide to Solving Problems with 27 Essential Conversations.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Anna Julia Stainsby on ugly truths, isolation, and The Afterpains

Nathan spoke with novelist Anna Julia Stainsby, author of The Afterpains. A story of four women connected by love and history while divided by grief.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Shilpi Somaya Gowda, author of A Great Country

Nathan spoke with Shilpi Somaya Gowda about A Great Country, her novel about a family striving to belong in their well-to-do new neighbourhood.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Journalist Michael Finkel on seeing through the eyes of The Art Thief

Michael spoke with journalist Michael Finkel, author of The Art Thief, the story of a man who stole over 200 artworks only to hide them in his bedroom.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Kiley Reid on writing realistically about people and money

Nathan spoke with novelist Kiley Reid, author of Such a Fun Age. Her new book Come and Get It follows a 24-year-old RA who dreams of buying a little house.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Dr. Jen Gunter on writing books about bodies for people

Nathan spoke with Dr Jen Gunter, OB/GYN and author of books on health and medicine including The Vagina Bible, The Menopause Manifesto, and Blood.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

R. F. Kuang on seeing herself in Yellowface

Nathan spoke with R. F. Kuang, author of Yellowface. It's the story of two writers on the rise—one of whom is rising significantly faster than the other.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

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

Michael spoke with R.H. Thomson: actor, director, playwright, and author of By the Ghost Light: Wars, Memory, and Families, a memoir and travelogue.

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