Ryan B. Patrick

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In Conversation

William Gibson's sci-fi novels shaped how we think about future technology — and he's not done writing yet

The influential American-Canadian speculative fiction writer turned 74 on March 17, 2022. In this 2020 conversation with CBC Books, the legendary sci-fi writer spoke about his latest bestselling book and his writing career.

Esi Edugyan's Out of the Sun is an illuminating look at race, art & literature through the centuries

The Canada Reads author and 2021 CBC Massey Lecturer talks about writing her first major work of nonfiction.
How I Wrote It

Perry King's Rebound examines the role of community sports in diverse cities

The Toronto journalist and author spoke with CBC Books about why he wrote his debut book of nonfiction.

7 Black Canadian writers to watch in 2022

February is Black History Month and CBC Books is highlighting 7 Canadian writers making their mark in 2022.

'We can't afford not to be hopeful': Omar El Akkad's What Strange Paradise is on the Canada Reads longlist

The novel What Strange Paradise is on the Canada Reads 2022 longlist. The panellists and their selected books will be revealed on Jan. 26, 2022.
In Conversation

Kaie Kellough's Dominoes at the Crossroads is a short story collection that explores race, words and sound

The Montreal author and poet talks about how his books are connected. Dominoes at the Crossroads is on the Canada Reads 2022 longlist. The panellists and shortlist will be revealed on Jan. 26, 2022.

Lazer Lederhendler believes every translator needs an imaginative mind

The three-time Governor General's Literary Award winner reflects on his career in letters and why imagination has been essential to his success.

'I was speaking honestly to what interested me.': Shad remembers his Canada Reads experience

The musician and broadcaster discusses his experience and what he hopes to see for the future of CBC’s annual battle of the books.

Staying focused on craft is why André Alexis completed quincunx exploring faith, place, love, power and hatred

The Canada Reads-winning author of Fifteen Dogs talks about writing Ring, a novel that completes his literary quincunx.

'Leave your heart on the line and take the risk': Rupi Kaur on poetry, success & hosting the Giller Prize

The Ontario poet and author co-hosts the Scotiabank Giller Prize on Nov. 8, 2021. The prize is the biggest in Canadian literature.