Ryan B. Patrick

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In Conversation

Elise Gravel is committed to creating books that help children change the world

The celebrated Montreal author and illustrator spoke with CBC Books about her work.
In Conversation

Writer, musician and artist Vivek Shraya has done it all — and isn't afraid to fail

The creator from Alberta spoke with CBC Books about her writing life and career.
In Conversation

Bones author Kathy Reichs talks about how Montreal shaped her approach to writing bestselling crime fiction

The American author and forensic anthropologist talks about her bestselling series, her hit TV show Bones and how crime fiction has evolved over the years.
How I Wrote It

The poetry of Jillian Christmas examines the realities of Black queerness, femininity and community

The Vancouver-based poet and activist is the author of The Gospel of Breaking.

Canisia Lubrin uses the language of the past to explore the future in the poetry collection The Dyzgraphxst

The Ontario poet is the author of The Dyzgraphxst. She spoke to CBC Books about how she wrote the collection.
In Conversation

Why Trickster author Eden Robinson became a writer — and how she keeps getting better

The Haisla and Heiltsuk First Nations writer completed her Trickster trilogy in 2021.
In Conversation

How Jesse Thistle went from being homeless to a bestselling author

From the Ashes describes how he transformed his life — from being homeless and struggling with addiction to winning awards in academia. 
In Conversation

Julie Flett is reclaiming Indigenous themes of community and language through her children's books

The award-winning Cree Métis illustrator and author talks about her latest book Birdsong and her approach to creating picture books.
In Conversation

Lee Maracle is an oral storyteller first and foremost — that's been key to her storied writing career

The celebrated Indigenous poet and Sto:lo author of Bobbi Lee, My Conversations with Canadians and Celia's Song talks about her approach to writing and the legacy of her body of work.
In Conversation

Thomas King is hopeful that his writing has changed the world — but he's still not sure

The Canadian American author of Truth & Bright Water, The Inconvenient Indian and Indian on Vacation spoke with CBC Books about his writing life and career.