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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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More of the best books we read in 2020

As epic as our staff picks roundup was last week, we just couldn’t stop once we got started.We love talking about books. And after we recorded last week’s episode, there were still more folks to hear from with some really great picks to add to your to-read list.Subscribe...

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The best books we read in 2020

In 2020, even the most avid readers struggled to find the time and focus amid new routines to immerse themselves in the comfort of books. Fortunately, some of us found a way through and got to spend time reading great things -- and we’re happy to share them...

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Wrapped in holiday romance with Talia Hibbert

Our friends at the Kobo Writing Life podcast spoke with romance writer Talia Hibbert, author of Wrapped Up in YouFrom the Kobo Writing Life blog: Bestselling author Talia Hibbert joins us on the podcast this week to discuss her career, her writing process, and her newest Kobo Original...

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Marian Keyes on getting older... but never feeling grown up

Marian Keyes thought growing up would be different. There was supposed to be a point where she'd level off with her parents and no longer seek her mother's approval, but mid-way through her 50s with a string of awards and best-selling books, she discovered that's not how things...

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