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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

Julia Quinn wants to write happy endings as much as we want to read them

We spoke with Julia Quinn, author of the Bridgerton series of romance novels about the books that inspire her and what she thinks of the Netflix show.

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Jael Richardson on making and unmaking a dystopia

We spoke with Jael Richardson, book columnist for Q and director of FOLD (the Festival of Literary Diversity) about her new dystopian novel Gutter Child.

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Emily Schultz on crafting characters through 90s mixtapes

We spoke with novelist Emily Schultz about her inspiration for Little Threats, her story of crime and punishment straddling 1993 and 2008.

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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 unforgettable audiobook memoir, All We Knew But Couldn't Say.

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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 audiobook, The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a Newfoundland Tsunami.

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Billy-Ray Belcourt on finding a place to flourish

Billy-Ray Belcourt spoke with us about his book A History of My Brief Body and what drives his mission to place joy at the centre of Indigenous stories.

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More of the best books we read in 2020

As epic as our staff picks roundup was last week we couldn’t stop once we got started. And there was one particular member of staff we wanted to hear from.

Kobo in Conversation Podcast

The best books we read in 2020

We connected over Zoom with more than a dozen Kobo employees to find out which eBooks and audiobooks they loved and broke their reading slumps in 2020.

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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 You.

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

Michael spoke with bestselling novelist Marian Keyes her about Grown Ups, her new book about getting older and still having a lot to figure out.

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