Hey folks! A special show for me today. My publisher passed along a submission a couple years back, asking if I was interested in editing the work. Over time, the book became known as The Blood of Five Rivers, and I can’t recommend it enough. How do I end up working with such great authors?
Anyhow, Arjun Bedi joins to me to talk about the book, “an intergenerational tale of fathers and sons, migration and integration, and the lasting impacts of legacy.” It’s also emotional, experimental and sometimes funny as hell. Listen in, then go read the book 😀
If you’re a fan of my book (or not!) River, Diverted, follow me on Instagram and check out my saved stories – the “River” tour of Nagano, Japan. It was a lotta fun. Now I’m almost over jet lag and ready with a new show!
G.A. (Gord) Grisenthwaite and I have been friends since 2016 and I’ve been lucky to work with him not once, but twice. Last time, we talked about the novel Home Waltz, which I edited. Same goes for his new collection of short stories, Tales For Late Night Bonfires. It’s pretty amazing. Check it out.
The last time I spoke with Canadian poetry legend Lorna Crozier, it was the middle of the pandemic. She was mourning the loss of her husband Patrick Lane, and I had some things going on as well; needless to say it got a bit emotional (though I didn’t air that part). It was amazing to get to talk to her again, especially because this time it was about poetry: her new collection After That. Listen in if you can.
I first met Sean Michaels as a member of the grand jury for the Polaris Music Prize. He very modestly told me he was “working on a book.” That book, of course, was the Giller-winning Us Conductors. I got to speak to him about that book, and again when he released The Wagers (we did an event together and it recorded it to be two episodes). Sean’s newest, Do You Remember Being Born, is fantastic. Hope you enjoy our conversation.