Hope everyone out there is doing well! Today’s show features author Dennis Bock. His new novel, The Good German, was released this month. Margaret Atwood described it as “A cunning, twisted, compelling tale of deeply unexpected consequences.” I can’t describe it better than that! Enjoy the show.
I’m not entirely sure how this happened, but we are on episode 200!
It’s fitting that we have something a little different this week. It’s not a novel or a non-fiction book or a chapbook or a poetry collection. It’s Forever Terry: A Legacy in Letters, a collection of letters celebrating the life, dedication and heroism of Terry Fox, on the 40th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope. I was privileged to speak with his brother, Darrell Fox, who acted as editor on this unique book. All proceeds from the book go to support the Terry Fox Foundation. This year’s Terry Fox Run is, like most things these days, virtual. If you’re listening on or before the 20th of September, 2020, you can go here to support or find out more.
Welcome to the autumn, folks! Hope it hasn’t been too bad where you are (the week has been grey here, which…isn’t…helpful?)
Today’s guest is author Mark Sampson. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Mark (however slightly) and it was fun to talk to him again on Get Lit. His novel, All The Animals On Earth, is available now from the good folks at Wolsak & Wynn. Enjoy!
Today’s guest is Jeff Rubin, former economist and best-selling author. We talk about his latest, The Expendables: How The Middle Class Got Screwed By Globalization. Enjoy!
Happy Thursday! Today’s episode of Get Lit features an interview with poet Ross Belot. Another great experience for me – I learn a lot when I interview poets (well, when I interview anyone, really). Ross’ new collection is called Moving to Climate Change Hours and its’ available through Wolsak & Wynn.
Hey folks! This week we talk with UK author Maggie O’Farrell. Her latest novel is Hamnet & Judith, and it’s a fictionalization of events in the life of William Shakespeare. Even those who don’t think they’d be interested should check it out, it’s likely different than you think! Cheers everyone, be well – jt
Hey folks! Okay so here’s the thing: I’ve done 193 shows without missing a week. I’m proud of that (hey, I need something) but this summer has been difficult due to, well, 2020. So when I was not able to get an interview in time for this week’s show – despite having 3 or 4 books read in advance – I decided to fashion something different to fill the space.
Today’s show features a long reading from Brent van Staalduinen. He reads from his novel Saints, Unexpected, captured at a LitLive event in 2016. His next, Boy, comes out in a couple months so stay tuned for info!
It’s a really weird time to be shopping a novel. It’s also really weird time to be shopping a really weird novel. I may have news? Soon? Or not? We’ll see. Either way, I’m back doing some edits on the book I’ve tentatively titled River, Diverted. So…hopefully soon I can stop these information-free posts and tell you all what’s up.
Siobhan Jamison is a professor at Seneca College and an author living in Ontario. We talk about the challenges she faced writing about her past in her novel, Maternity and Other Corsets. Hope you enjoy!
Hey all! This is Ben Robinson’s second appearance on the show. He’s a poet, librarian, and musician in Hamilton. Right now there’s two chapbooks you can enjoy – Dept of Continuous Improvement and Talking Gibberish to Strangers, two very different collections. He’s a thoughtful guy and had some insightful things to say, so listen on!