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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

Edward Rutherfurd on the endurance of human nature

Novelist Edward Rutherfurd spoke with us about historical research, representation, and how bookselling taught him the value of the first 3 pages.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Kobo in Conversation with Shari Lapena, recorded live at TIFA

In this special episode we spoke with Shari Lapena, the Canadian queen of domestic suspense, as part of the Toronto International Festival of Authors.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

P. Djèlí Clark on writing unlikely histories

We spoke with award-winning speculative fiction writer P. Djèlí Clark, author of the novella Ring Shout and the books of The Dead Djinn Universe.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

For Ian Rankin, authors may die but great characters live on

Edinburgh crime novelist Ian Rankin spoke with us about his new book, a collaboration with and tribute to his literary hero, the late William McIlvanney.

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.

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.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Helen Oyeyemi on mischievous stories and writing reluctantly

Helen Oyeyemi, author of Gingerbread and the playful new novel Peaces, spoke with us about how her unusual writing process has developed over her career.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Suzanne Simard on the language of trees and telling her own story

Dr. Suzanne Simard, author of Finding the Mother Tree, spoke with us about the astonishing science of how trees communicate with one another.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

Natalie Zina Walschots on good bosses and bad guys

Natalie Zina Walschots spoke with us about her novel Hench, the day-to-day work of supervillainy, and why fanfic is for her the true mark of success.

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