Ryan B. Patrick

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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.
How I Wrote It

Why 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.
How I Wrote It

How writing a novel helped John Elizabeth Stintzi connect with their own genderqueer identity

The Ontario-born writer spoke with CBC Books about writing debut novel Vanishing Monuments.

Shani Mootoo's novel Polar Vortex explores love, relationships and real connections in an age of social media

The Ontario-based author talks about how she wrote her latest novel.

Eternity Martis reflects on the challenges of being a Black university student in her first book

Eternity Martis is the author of They Said This Would Be Fun.

How life in a Trumpian, post-Brexit world prompted Tessa McWatt to explore race and identity in her new memoir

The Guyanese-born Canadian writer and professor is the author of memoir Shame on Me.
How I Wrote It

Souvankham Thammavongsa's stories explore the diversity of the immigrant experience

The Ontario poet and writer talks about writing her short story collection How to Pronounce Knife.

Sidura Ludwig explores diversity within the Jewish Canadian community with book You Are Not What We Expected

The short story writer and author of the 2007 novel Holding My Breath is back with a collection of linked stories set in a Jewish neighbourhood outside of Toronto.
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 latest novel A Conspiracy of Bones, her hit TV show Bones and how crime fiction has evolved over the years.
In Conversation

Griffin Poetry Prize winner Kaie Kellough plays with words and sound to write vivid poetry and fiction

The Montreal writer discusses his mixed heritage, the power of writing fiction and poetry and how his recent books, Magnetic Equator and Dominoes at the Crossroads, are connected.

Canisia Lubrin uses the language of the past to explore the future in her new poetry collection

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

How Jesse Thistle went from being homeless to a bestselling author with a book on Canada Reads

Country music star George Canyon is defending From the Ashes on Canada Reads 2020.
In Conversation

Megan Gail Coles wrote a novel to have a frank conversation on what ails the nation — now it's on Canada Reads

YouTube star Alayna Fender is defending Coles's debut novel Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club on Canada Reads 2020.

How Desmond Cole wrote a bestselling Book about being black in Canada

The Toronto-based journalist and activist is the author of The Skin We're In.
My Life in Books

6 books that inspired Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Ian Williams

The Vancouver-based author on the books that shaped his life and career.