TOPIC: IN CONVERSATION
John Irving reflects on identity, belonging and gender politics
The acclaimed American Canadian writer spoke with CBC Books about his latest book and his extensive writing career.
Tattoo gathering in Kanesatake hopes to revitalize tradition and nation-to-nation connections
Beyond the personal journeys of healing and connection, the gathering in Kanesatake's old apple orchard will welcome not only artists from across Turtle Island, but prominent community members like the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs.
In praise of the 'blessed unrest:' Allison Russell and Kaia Kater in conversation
Longtime friends and folk musicians dive deep into Black joy, kids, capitalism, art, money, and 'making it.'
The Woman in the Library
A novel by Sulari Gentill.
Griffin Poetry Prize-winning poet Tolu Oloruntoba reflects on seeking solace through poetry
The British Columbia poet spoke with CBC Books about feeling empowered by writing poetry. His book, The Junta of Happenstance, won the 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize.
Our Montreal - June 04, 2022
Hosted by Sonali Karnick, Our Montreal offers perspectives from all corners of our city and brings you stories from real Montrealers. Our Montreal airs on CBC Television on Saturdays and Sundays at noon and Mondays at 11 a.m.
Racism and vitriol on the campaign trail has Jagmeet Singh worried about Canada
Jagmeet Singh says he still feels safe knocking on doors in Canada, despite protesters yelling racist slurs and threats at recent Liberal and NDP events. But he's worried that divisions are growing.
Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier on life, love and The Worst Person in the World
In conversation with Eleanor Wachtel, the celebrated director reflects on his grounded yet hopeful approach to filmmaking.
Hamilton musician Tom Wilson donates his personal archive to McMaster University
Wilson is the latest musician to donate to the university. His collection includes photographs, paintings notes and annotated galley proofs of his memoir Beautiful Scars.
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.
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.
CBC Short Story Prize juror David Bergen reflects on his writing career
The Winnipeg author spoke to CBC Books about his short story collection, Here the Dark.
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.
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.
How David A. Robertson manages to write as much as he does
The Indigenous author spoke to CBC Books about writing his latest books including memoir Black Water, the graphic novel Breakdown and the middle-grade novel The Barren Grounds.
Billy-Ray Belcourt writes with passion and an urgent call to action
The writer and academic from the Driftpile Cree Nation discusses the events that shaped his poetry collection NDN Coping Mechanisms.
Will Ferguson tries to write the perfect book, over and over again
The Giller Prize-winning author and travel writer talks about latest novel The Finder and his overall writing career.
The key to Steven Heighton's success as a Canadian poet and author is staying humble and true to the art
The award-winning Canadian poet, novelist and short story writer talked to CBC Books about his life and career.
Jon Klassen of I Want My Hat Back fame talks about the art of the picture book
The award-winning Canadian children's illustrator and author spoke with CBC Books about his writing life and how his unique art style came to be.