Hey everyone! Today’s show features U of T professor and author Mark Kingwell. His book On Risk is unintentionally timely (despite the mask on the cover, it wasn’t started in relation to the pandemic) and an interesting meditation on the concept of risk and its distribution. Enjoy!
Hey folks! Today’s show features poet and author Jenna Butler. Her book is the kind of book that makes doing Get Lit so enjoyable (oh who am I kidding, they all make it enjoyable) because it’s the kind of book I might not pick up on my own. I didn’t know I was interested in bees until I had to read a book about bees! That book, Revery: A Year Of Bees is an excellent, interesting read. Enjoy the program.
Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you managed to eke out a satisfying holiday season.
Kicking off 2021 with a very special interview. I had the chance to talk to Lorna Crozier about her memoir Through The Garden: A Love Story (with Cats). Lorna is a remarkable poet and author, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and from my brief experience, a lovely human being. Through the Garden chronicles her life and life during her late husband Patrick Lane‘s illness and tragic passing (I was lucky enough to speak with him before he passed, you can hear it here).
Hope you enjoy the show.
Hey everyone, hope you’re doing well as we head into the holidays. I will have episodes on Christmas and New Year’s eves, though they will not air on the FM band (the station’s running automated programs).
This week we talk with Jonas Hassen Khemiri, whose recent novel The Family Clause was nominated for the National Book Award in Sweden. He chats with us from his home in Stockholm. The book is available in English translation via House of Anansi. Enjoy!
It’s been a busy book week around here. I’ve done an interview with Cable 14 promoting the Hamilton Literary Awards, had a review published in the Hamilton Review of Books (one that I wrote, that is) and the Hamilton Public Library posted this. It’s now the second reading I’ve done from the new work. Given that the book isn’t slated for release until spring 2023, hopefully anyone who likes it will remember later. A few years later 😀
Today’s guest is Kerry Clare, discussing her new novel Waiting For A Star To Fall. After the requisite jokes about the song of the same name being stuck in my head, we had a wonderful chat about the book. I hope you enjoy.
Hi everyone! Something a little different today. We chat with Kathryn Nicolai, writer and host of the Nothing Much Happens podcast, which has had about a squillion downloads (no, really, hundreds of millions). We discuss the idea of writing a story with very little story, word choices, mindfulness and more. Tune in!
Today’s show sounds a little different. A while back I had the honor of hosting the book launch for Boy, by Hamilton author Brent van Staalduinen. It was, of course, online, so what you’re hearing is a reading, my questions, and some questions posed by people in the virtual audience.
You’ll notice that my voice is the one that sounds phoned-in for a change! Sadly we had to edit out some great performances by Elisa Arsenault, due to legal nonsense (i.e. Soundcloud would shut it down – but hey, check out her bandcamp page here!) Enjoy this week’s show.
Hey everyone! I had the good fortune to be asked to do the Brockton Reading Series next week, on Wednesday, November 11 (here’s the info!). They also allowed me to share the first public excerpt from MY NEW NOVEL. For which I have signed a contract, once again, with the wonderful folks at Palimpsest Press.
It’s real. And I’m excited
I’m also excited about today’s guest, Annabel Lyon, with whom I had a wonderful conversation a few weeks ago. Her latest, Consent, was long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. The Prize happens in a couple days by the way (check out our previous interviews with short-lister Souvankham Thammavongsa here and here).
Enjoy the show!