Hey folks! Kristi Charish returns to GET LIT to discuss her latest, Voodoo Shanghai, the third (and…final?) book in the Kincaid Strange series of urban fantasy novels. These books are pretty damn fun and she’s created a really unique world just below (beside?) the one we live in. Check it out.
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Hey all! Hope everything is super. I’m back into the swing of doing new interviews (as well as starting to shop my new novel, but that’s another story). This week is the last of the interviews I had to do on different gear.
Our guest is Ami McKay, author of several works of fiction and, now, memoir. Daughter of Family G is a “genetic memoir.” Trust me, that makes sense if you’re read it. If you haven’t read it, you should! Enjoy our chat.
Here’s the second half of the Sean Michaels show, recorded in conversation at the Hamilton Public Library. Not only do we talk about The Wagers but there’s a Q&A at the end and an amazing story about luck that involves an infamous software developer. Trust me.
Once again, apologizes for the sound quality; there was no way to monitor as we recorded and any time one of us speaks too loudly there is distortion. The conversation was so good and Sean is so entertaining and insightful that we decided to air it anyway. Dig!
Hey folks! A few weeks back, I was given the opportunity to host Sean Michaels in conversation at the Hamilton Public Library. I’ve known Sean since 2013, before his Giller-winning Us Conductors was released; we met on the grand jury for the Polaris Music Prize.
It was fantastic to get to talk to Sean, at length, about his newest novel. The Wagers is a very different book than Us Conductors, but I loved it immensely just the same.
This episode is separated into two parts (the second comes next week). I must apologize for the sound quality; there was no way to monitor as we recorded and any time one of us speaks too loudly there is distortion. I weighed the pros and cons and decided to air it anyhow, as the conversation was so good and Sean is so entertaining and insightful. Enjoy!
Today’s show involves very little me! Which is a nice change. Instead, the head of McMaster’s Peace Studies program, Dr. Chandrima Chakraborty, interviews Dr. Ram Guha about his epic work, Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948. Enjoy!
Got to spend last night having dinner with Sean Michaels and his excellent publicist Ruta from Penguin Random House. After that Sean and I were in conversation at the Hamilton Public Library, talking about his new book, The Wagers. It was a great time, and you’ll hear our chat on an upcoming episode.
This week we talk with Geoffrey Taylor. He’s stepping down as director of the Toronto International Festival of Authors, so we had one last conversation on the topic. The festival starts Oct 24 and runs through Nov 3.
Awards season has fallen on us faster than September prairie snow. Is that a saying? Does it even make sense? Anyway, the GG Award finalists were announced this week, as was the short list of the Scotiabank Giller Prize. A few weeks ago we spoke to K.D. Miller, who was announced as a GG finalist, though she didn’t appear on the Giller short list.
A name you will see on the short list is that of this week’s guest, Steven Price. Tune in as we talk about his novel Lampedusa, a fictional look at real-life author Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (whose posthumously published novel The Leopard became a classic of Italian literature). Two notes to make: Steven took at least 20 minutes to chat after the interview, asking about my own work, so: cool, classy dude. Also: when he refers to his spouse Esi, yes, he means Esi Edugyan, if you were wondering 😀
Enjoy the show
Posting on a good day! Feedback is in from beta readers, and now I feel confident I can give the novel one more run-through before the terrifying process of deciding what to do with it. Beyond that, success so far with the fiction author I’ve been editing, so it’s wonderful to be doing something new and exciting that also happens to, you know, go well. Ha.
Today’s show features an interview with author Lilian Nattel. Her newest, Girl At The Edge of Sky, tells the story of real-life Soviet WWII pilot Lily Litvyak…it explores the history we know to be true, and the history that may have been true. Hope you enjoy!
Lori Lansens was born in Canada and now lives in California. I read her book, This Little Light, a few months ago, and absolutely loved it. Now that it’s available I can share our interview! From the Penguin page: “This brilliant new novel is an urgent bulletin from an all-too-believable near future in which the religious right has come out on top. And where a smart young girl who questions the new order is suddenly a terrorist.” The book delivers, believe me. Enjoy the show!
Hey everyone! Hope summer life is super. I am spending these dog days editing, preparing to do some narration work, and basically trying to pretend my book isn’t sitting with a bunch of amazing readers, that I’m not excited/terrified of their thoughts….