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A podcast for booklovers featuring in-depth conversations with authors about their books, their careers, as well as the books and authors they admire. Episodes run ~45 minutes, released fortnightly.

Hosted by Michael Tamblyn and Nathan Maharaj.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Sean Michaels, live at TIFA 2023

Nathan spoke with Sean Michaels at the Toronto International Festival of Authors about using AI to write parts of his novel, Do You Remember Being Born?

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Waubgeshig Rice on finding renewal at the end of the world

Nathan welcomed Waubgeshig Rice to the Kobo studio to talk about his post-apocalyptic novel Moon of the Turning Leaves.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Naomi Klein on what she sees in "the mirror world"

Michael spoke with writer and activist Naomi Klein, author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, and the new book Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World.

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Michael Crummey confronts The Adversary

Michael spoke with novelist Michael Crummey about The Adversary. It's the story of a lifelong rivalry that escalates into violence and revenge.

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Zalika Reid-Benta on becoming the "weird writer" she's always wanted to be

Nathan welcomed back Zalika Reid-Benta, 2020 winner of the Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, to talk about her imaginative new novel River Mumma.

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S. A. Cosby on finding fascination in writing a good guy

Michael spoke with crime novelist S. A. Cosby about his new book, All the Sinners Bleed, and about writing characters with wildly different moral codes.

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John Vaillant sees more fire weather in the forecast

Michael spoke with writer John Vaillant, whose work examines our relationship to the natural world. His new book is Fire Weather: The Making of a Beast.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Live at MOTIVE: Global Issues on the Page

Nathan interviewed authors Kevin Powers and Ausma Zehanat Khan about their latest detective novels—live on stage at MOTIVE: The Crime & Mystery Festival.

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Tom Rachman on inhabiting the roles of others in The Imposters

Nathan spoke with novelist Tom Rachman, author of The Imperfectionists and The Italian Teacher, about his multi-voiced melancholy new book The Imposters.

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