Ryan B. Patrick
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.