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Full episode: Nov. 19, 2018

Shelagh Rogers talks to Catherine LeRoux, Helen Humphreys, Sarah Henstra and more.

Catherine Leroux on giving a voice to a Jane Doe with Madame Victoria

The Montreal writer discusses how she wrote a short story collection based on an unsolved crime.

If you liked Tahmima Anam's A Golden Age, you'll love Arif Anwar's The Storm

The Next Chapter columnist Aparita Bhandari selects a Canadian counterpart to Tahmima Anam's award-winning novel.

How the eccentric life of master of fish flies Megan Boyd inspired Helen Humphreys's latest novel

Machine Without Horses explores the real life and the imagined internal life of Megan Boyd, a famous and famously private salmon-fly dresser from Britain.

Breaking the silence over menstruation: The anthology Gush is filled with laughter, tears and rage

Ariel Gordon, Tanis MacDonald and Rosanna Deerchild are the editors a new anthology of over 100 writers sharing their take on menstruation.

Anne Carson's Autobiography of Red is a rule-breaking gem says Sarah Henstra

Sarah Henstra, the winner of the 2018 Governor General's Literary Award for fiction, discusses why she's read Anne Carson's seminal novel-in-verse so many times.

Toronto singer-songwriter Scott Helman recommends They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib

The musician says Hanif Abdurraqib's essay collection describes the big picture of music trends, from Bruce Springsteen to 2000s emo music.

Eric Dupont recalls the moment he learned he was a Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist

The Montreal author's novel Songs for the Cold of Heart is up for the richest prize in Canadian literature.

Thomas King returns to mysteries with the latest Thumps DreadfulWater novel

The award-winning author discusses his latest book, the mystery Cold Skies, and why he hates bottled water.

Patrick deWitt's novel French Exit looks at how parent-child relationships evolve (and devolve) over time

Why the Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist wrote a novel about characters who are unlikable people.

How Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca inspired Lisa Gabriele's romantic thriller The Winters

The Winters is a romantic thriller about wealth, infatuation and a past that haunts a young woman who moves into her fiancé's Long Island home after a short and fiery romance.

Why the King Arthur legend lives on in Jack Whyte's fiction

The author of historical fiction novels, including the Arthurian-rooted Dream of Eagles series and the Templars Trilogy, has a new book out called The Burning Stone.
Bedside Books

Why Port Cities's Breagh MacKinnon loves A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

The Cape Breton singer and musician discusses the book she's reading right now.

Full episode: Nov. 12, 2018

Shelagh Rogers talks to Lisa Gabriele, Thomas King, Eric Dupont and more.

Rick Mercer on the bittersweet memories of filing his Final Report

The comedian talks about the end of his CBC show and why he wrote a book about it.

Why Charles Demers wrote a book that's 'so funny, it's true' about the struggles of home ownership

The Vancouver novelist and comedian on writing Property Values, a comedic novel about modern life on the West Coast.

3 books by black women writers that Donna Bailey Nurse thinks you should read

Donna Bailey Nurse talks to Shelagh Rogers about The Black Peacock by Rachel Manley, Electric Fences by Gugu Hlongwane and Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston.

Full episode: Nov. 5, 2018

Shelagh Rogers talks to Rick Mercer, Charles Demers, Stacey May Fowles and more.
Dog-Eared Reads

Why Mark Kingwell appreciates the novel Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

Why the Toronto-based author loves re-reading the classic English book.
Bedside Books

What books are indie pop band The Burning Hell reading?

Band members Mattias Kom and Ariel Sharratt talk to Shelagh Rogers about books, music and more.

Darrel J. McLeod's memoir Mamaskatch is an ode to motherly love and Indigenous identity

The author chats with Shelagh Rogers about his new memoir, which is a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for nonfiction.

3 books that helped Susan Juby examine the modern opioid crisis

The columnist reviews Beth Macy's Dopesick, Johann Hari's Chasing the Scream and Susan C. Boyd's Busted.

Wesley French's experience narrating the audiobook of Richard Wagamese's Starlight

The actor shares the impact the late Indigenous author has had on his life.

Gabor Maté's In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts still speaks to the nature of addiction, 10 years later

In this archival interview, the physician and author talks to Shelagh Rogers about his influential book.

3 books that helped Susan Juby examine the modern opioid crisis

The columnist reviews Beth Macy's Dopesick, Johann Hari's Chasing the Scream and Susan C. Boyd's Busted.

Time travel and immigration intersect in Thea Lim's novel An Ocean of Minutes

An Ocean of Minutes is on the shortlist for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize.