Hey everyone! For the first time in 322 episodes…technology (or my use of it?) worked against me. My original interview with author Kai Thomas was lost! Vanished. Like it never was. Embarrassing. Kai, however, was more than accommodating so we did it again. And it’s even better! Join us as we talk about his novel In The Upper Country.
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E296 with ANNA MAXYMIW
Hey all! I’m back in real time – sort of. Spent a couple weeks in Italy and Switzerland visiting family and friends. Life is good and I didn’t get COVID. Reality smacked me hard though, as I’m swamped with freelance work, not to mention going through the (final?) proof of River, Diverted which comes out in October!
This week’s show features author Anna Maxymiw. We talk about her latest, Minique, which I thought was pretty fascinating. Enjoyed the conversation as well – hope you do, too!
E290 with BRITT WRAY
Hey folks! The world is…well…things have been better. For some folks, the reality of climate change alone has made it difficult to deal. If that sounds like you (or even if it doesn’t) you should listen in to hear author/blogger Britt Wray talk about her new book Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis.
E288 with LAURIE D GRAHAM and TOLU OLORUNTOBA
This week another double shot of poetry! (Sorry. I think that “double shot” thing stuck in my head from too much classic rock radio in my youth). We’re joined by Laurie D. Graham (Fast Commute) and Tolu Oloruntoba (Each One A Furnace). Oloruntoba’s last collection, The Junta of Happenstance, won the Governor General’s award for poetry which was exciting because we shared a publisher in Palimpsest Press! Enjoy the show.
E273 with TARA MCKENNA
Hey folks! Today’s guest is author and founder of the Zero Waste Collective, Tara McKenna. If you’re looking for ways to reduce the amount of waste in your life – or even if you’re just curious about it – tune in and pick up a copy of her book Don’t Be Trashy: A Practical Guide To Living With Less Waste and More Joy.
E269 with MICHAEL HARRIS
Hey all! Today’s guest is Michael Harris. We discuss his fascinating new book All We Want: Building the Life We Cannot Buy. Apologies for the weird audio (well, weird compared to the usual) but we had to ad-lib after some tech problems! Enjoy the show.
E268 with SABRINA BENAIM
Welcome to 2022. We’re kicking off the new year with Sabrina Benaim. Fun fact: she’s considered one of the “most viewed” poet-performers in the world (check out this video…almost 10 million views!). Her new collection, I Love You, Call Me Back is out through Penguin Random House. It was a fun conversation and I hope you enjoy!
E266 with AMANDA DEIBERT
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone. If you’re looking for something to do, give today’s show a spin.
We talk with Amanda Deibert, a writer whose projects have included some really neat things (that’s the literary term for it, you see). Her latest is a graphic novel adaptation of Eve Zaremba‘s novel Work For A Million. Check it out.
E261 with SOPHIE MCCREESH (+ GRITLIT!)
Today’s guest is Sophie McCreesh! The Toronto author joins Get Lit to talk about her debut novel, Once More, With Feeling.
We also have a quick chat with long-time friend of the show Jennifer Gillies about the upcoming fall program for Hamilton’s GritLit Readers & Writers Festival (note: it’s all online so no matter where you are, if you like the program, you can be a part of it!)
E259 with GUY VANDERHAEGHE
Hey folks! Great show today, despite some Saskatchewan weather-related tech issues. Award-winning author Guy Vanderhaeghe joins me to talk about his newest, the best-selling August Into Winter. Make sure you check it out!