Thrilled and privileged to have my wonderful friend Saleema Nawaz join the podcast guest roster! Do not miss her new book, Songs for the End of the World,which is available in paperback, audiobook, and ebook TODAY!
Comics writer Jordan Patrick Finn on the Kickstarter for his upcoming graphic novel Death Kanji, the influence of Lovecraft, and his love for Kurosawa’s samurai. Jordan Patrick Finn is an indie comic writer and Lovecraft enthusiast from Ajax, Ontario. His debut graphic novel, Hellcraft, was self-published in 2018 with help from Kickstarter. Death Kanji, a samurai horror […]
Science fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer talks about his latest novel, The Oppenheimer Alternative, his place in Canadian literature, and how authors should think deeply about their rights and publishing options in the digital age. View the interview on YouTube or listen to the podcast. Find out more about Robert J. Sawyer and his novels […]
In a 1947 collection of articles titled Of Worlds Beyond: The Science of Science Fiction Writing, edited by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach, the author Robert A. Heinlein laid down a series of rules for professional writers. These rules have become something a craft canon and are sometimes blindly followed, sometimes brutally debated. Here are Heinlein’s “rules” […]
My short list of the best writers in Canadian history would have to include Lisa Robertson, whose most recent book is her debut novel, The Baudelaire Fractal (Coach House Books). I talked to Robertson about her novel, writing poetry, and writing in general. You can read my review of The Baudelaire Fractal below, and also […]
Thrilled to talk to Anthony Etherin, author of the outstanding book Stray Arts and publisher of Penteract Press, about writing constraint-based poetry: anagrams, palindromes, and his own invention, the aelindrome. You may also enjoy my discussion with Anthony on his podcast.
My guest this week is author Francine Cunningham, an award-winning Indigenous writer, artist, and educator originally from Calgary, Alberta, but who currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. Francine is a graduate of the Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing from The University of British Columbia. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in […]
Thrilled to be joined by Dave Bidini, the only person to have been nominated for Gemini, Genie, and Juno Awards AND have a book featured for CBC’s Canada Reads. A founding member of both Rheostatics and Bidiniband, he has written at least thirteen books, is a threetime National Magazine Award-winner, and the publisher of the West End […]
Ian Kinney fell seven stories and survived. In AIR SALT (University of Calgary Press, 2019), Kinney writes through trauma using a process of found text and collage poetry, combining material gleaned from his medical records, police reports, and other sources to present a memoir about an event he cannot remember. Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes | Stitcher | GooglePlay | SoundCloud
M. C. Joudrey aka Matt aka At Bay Press aka “Matt Bay Press” joined me to discuss his recent novel FANONYMOUS and his publishing company At Bay Press. Matt recently had FANONYMOUS published in braille, and wrote about it here. This is a two-part interview, with part 1 available here. Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes | Stitcher | GooglePlay | SoundCloud