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Author interviews, engaging book chat, and news of the latest releases from Alberta independent literary publishing house NeWest Press.

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Episode #79: Heidi L.M. Jacobs/MOLLY OF THE MALL

Apr 29, 2019 32:14

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Heidi Jacobs joined us to talk about her debut novel MOLLY OF THE MALL: LITERARY LASS AND PURVEYOR OF FINE FOOTWEAR, as well as the changing state of Edmonton's retail scene and which Jane Austen star would have fit right in with Oasis.

Episode #78: Karen Hofmann/ECHOLOCATION

Apr 16, 2019 28:03

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Karen Hofmann joined us to talk about her new short story collection ECHOLOCATION, as well as the lot in life of grad students, and choosing between your favourite stories.

Episode #77: Niall Howell/ONLY PRETTY DAMNED

Apr 3, 2019 25:21

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Niall Howell joined us to talk about ONLY PRETTY DAMNED, his debut novel due out this spring. We also talked about Batman, Barko the Crime Dog, and fantasy-casted the OPD movie. (I think the actress Niall has in mind for Gloria is Ruth Hussey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Hussey)

Episode #76: Audrey Whitson/THE DEATH OF ANNIE THE WATER WITCHER BY LIGHTNING

Mar 18, 2019 23:01

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Audrey Whitson joins us at the NeWest Press office to talk about her new novel THE DEATH OF ANNIE THE WATCHER WITCHER BY LIGHTNING, as well as some dark periods in Alberta history as well as growing up in small towns.

Episode #75: Bruce Cinnamon/THE MELTING QUEEN

Mar 15, 2019 35:57

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Bruce Cinnamon joins us at the NeWest Press office to talk about cities with chips on their shoulders and how sometimes civic spirit can go wrong. Check out THE MELTING QUEEN in stores and online in April!

Episode #74: Collin Doyle/THE MIGHTY CARLINS AND OTHER PLAYS

Oct 11, 2018 29:25

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Collin Doyle joins us at the NeWest Press office to talk about his play collection THE MIGHTY CARLINS, as well as some hairbrained get-rich-quick schemes and the subtleties of stage directions.

Episode #73: Garry Ryan/SEA OF CORTEZ

Oct 10, 2018 19:51

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The prolific Garry Ryan joins us to talk about the tenth Detective Lane mystery, SEA OF CORTEZ. We also discuss the stereotypical "Ugly Canadian" as well as the surprising heroic turn by one of Lane's supporting cast in this novel.

 

For more information about Garry Ryan and the Detective Lane novels, go to www.garryryan.ca.

Episode #72: Emilia Danielewska/PAPER CASKETS

Sep 19, 2018 27:45

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Emilia Danielewska drops in to talk about her debut poetry publication PAPER CASKETS, which is part of our new Crow Said Poetry series.

Along the way, we talk about how writing something down is essentially killing it, and how in Victorian times you might only get one chance for a selfie.

Episode #71: Theanna Bischoff/LEFT

Sep 18, 2018 30:31

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Theanna Bischoff (Cleavage, Swallow) joins General Manager Matt Bowes to talk about her new literary thriller LEFT.

Along the way we talk about the baby imagery in the book (featuring a real-live baby!) and when the most dangerous time to be in Calgary is.

Episode #70: Rosie Chard/THE EAVESDROPPERS

Sep 6, 2018 27:26

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Rosie Chard joined us to kick off the Fall 2018 season with her tale of professional snoopers THE EAVESDROPPERS. We also talk about failed British science experiments and the best way to listen to your neighbours.

More information on Rosie Chard can be found at: rosiechard.org

Episode #69: Darusha Wehm/THE HOME FOR WAYWARD PARROTS

Jun 13, 2018 17:04

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Multi-genre author Darusha Wehm joined us at the office to discuss THE HOME FOR WAYWARD PARROTS, as well as the New Zealand author scene and which animals are the worst to meet while sailing.

Episode #68: Sean Arthur Joyce/MOUNTAIN BLUES

May 2, 2018 30:28

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Author and poet Sean Arthur Joyce joins us to discuss his new novel Mountain Blues, as well as survival strategies for city slickers in small towns as well as hyper-competent cats.

Episode #67: A.J. Devlin/COBRA CLUTCH

Apr 26, 2018 32:45

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Author A.J. Devlin joins us to talk about his debut mystery novel COBRA CLUTCH, as well as Vancouver, hardboiled influences and wrasslin'!

Episode #66: Kayla Geitzler/THAT LIGHT FEELING UNDER YOUR FEET

Mar 27, 2018 29:45

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Author Kayla Geitzler joins us to discuss the first book in NeWest Press' new poetry series, Crow Said Poetry, That Light Feeling Under Your Feet. We also talked about weird habits of the rich, when marketing copy goes wrong, and why you might not have gotten any ice cream on your last cruise voyage.

Episode #65: David Martin/TAR SWAN

Mar 22, 2018 34:20

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Author David Martin joins us to discuss one of the two inaugrual entries in the Crow Said Poetry series, Tar Swan. Along the way, we discuss the toll oilsands extraction takes on the soul, and which mythological creatures seem the most ornery.

Episode #64: Phyllis Rudin/MY TRUE AND COMPLETE ADVENTURES AS A WANNABE VOYAGEUR

Sep 27, 2017 22:59

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Author Phyllis Rudin joins us to talk about her new novel My True and Complete Adventures as a Wannabe Voyageur. Along the way, we discuss what it's like to work in a museum, literary influences, and May/December friendships.

Episode #63: Taylor Lambert/DARWIN'S MOVING

Sep 7, 2017 23:56

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Author Taylor Lambert joins us to talk about his latest non-fiction book Darwin's Moving. Along the way, we discussed the stratified nature of Calgary, Canadians' unwillingness to talk about class, and the differences and similarities between Alberta's two great cities.

Episode #62: Karen Hofmann/WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT

Sep 1, 2017 26:35

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Author Karen Hofmann joins us to discuss her new novel What Is Going To Happen Next. Along the way we discuss an aspect of violence not often seen in literary fiction, as well as the way BC can shape individual liberties.

Episode #61: Greg Rhyno/ TO ME YOU SEEM GIANT

Aug 22, 2017 28:37

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Author Greg Rhyno joins us to talk about his debut novel To Me You Seem Giant. Along the way, we discuss adaptation and isolation in Thunder Bay, as well as the interaction between mixtapes and literary fiction.

Episode #60: Robert Pepper-Smith/THE ORCHARD KEEPERS

May 2, 2017 31:24

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Author Robert Pepper-Smith joins us to talk about his new publication The Orchard Keepers, which collects his earlier novels The Wheel Keeper and House of Spells and an all new book called Sanctuary. Along the way, he talks about how closely some of his characters resemble his own experiences, as well as how writing has a lot to do with sculpting.

Episode #59: Sarah de Leeuw/WHERE IT HURTS

Apr 17, 2017 32:38

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Author Sarah de Leeuw joins us to talk about her new essay collection Where it Hurts, as well as developments in Northern B.C., the difference between writing non-fiction and creative non-fiction, as well as how she gets essays published.

Episode #58: Jennifer Bowering Delisle/THE BOSUN CHAIR

Apr 11, 2017 19:38

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Author Jennifer Bowering Delisle talks about her new book The Bosun Chair, a work that combines poetry, newspaper clippings and interviews to try and better understand her family's connection to Newfoundland.

Episode #57: Steven Peters/59 GLASS BRIDGES

Mar 31, 2017 29:48

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Author Steven Peters talks about his debut novel 59 Glass Bridges, as well as Calgary's mysterious pedway system and the influence of Dante, Calvino and Carroll on his work.

Episode #56: Rudy Wiebe/WHERE THE TRUTH LIES

Oct 19, 2016 27:35

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Author Rudy Wiebe talks about his new essay collection Where the Truth Lies, as well as Edmonton's place in the Canadian literature scene, how to get better at public speaking, and what it was like to have his first novel set off a critical firestorm.

Episode #55: Jenny Ferguson/BORDER MARKERS

Oct 7, 2016 31:47

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Author Jenny Ferguson talks about her flash fiction novel BORDER MARKERS, the elusive nature of this form of writing, as well as what it was like living in the bifurcated city of Lloydminster in high school.

Episode #54: Kevin Couture/LOST ANIMAL CLUB

Sep 26, 2016 26:26

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Victoria author Kevin Couture talks about his short story collection LOST ANIMAL CLUB, as well as his literary influences, how his upbringing in small-town B.C. comes through in his work and more!

Episode #53: Lauralyn Chow/PAPER TEETH

Sep 14, 2016 39:55

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Calgary author Lauralyn Chow talks about her book of short stories PAPER TEETH, which revolves around the Lee family and their experiences living in '70s Edmonton, Alberta.

Episode #52: Susanna Pfisterer/FIFTY PERCENT OF MOUNTAINEERING IS UPHILL

Jul 6, 2016 24:27

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Alberta author Susanna Pfisterer talks about her biography of her father, FIFTY PERCENT OF MOUNTAINEERING IS UPHILL, as well as how mountaineering has changed over the years.

Episode #51: Walter Hildebrandt/DOCUMENTARIES

May 20, 2016 23:35

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Edmonton poet Walter Hildebrandt stopped by the NeWest Press offices to talk about his new collection DOCUMENTARIES, as well as the difference between writing poetry and history, and his ever-evolving poetic process.

Episode #50: Myrna Kostash/THE SEVEN OAKS READER

Apr 22, 2016 22:03

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Edmonton author Myrna Kostash talks about her new work of creative non-fiction The Seven Oaks Reader, as well as researching events from two hundred years ago and the changing perception of historical events.

Episode #49: Mark Lisac/WHERE THE BODIES LIE

Mar 23, 2016 22:12

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Edmonton author Mark Lisac talks about the transition from journalism to fiction, the current political climate in Alberta, and reads from his debut novel Where The Bodies Lie.

Episode #48: Lisa Guenther/FRIENDLY FIRE

Oct 13, 2015 27:34

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Saskatchewan author Lisa Guenther talks about her debut novel FRIENDLY FIRE, violence against women, and the healing power of music.

Episode #47: Wendi Stewart/MEADOWLARK

Sep 22, 2015 27:52

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Author Wendi Stewart talks about her debut novel MEADOWLARK, and the challenges of transforming childhood tragedy into uplift.

Episode #46: R.W. Gray/ENTROPIC

Jul 6, 2015 39:13

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R.W. Gray talks about his new story collection ENTROPIC, the limits of magical realism, and the burden of being beautiful.

Episode #45: Hollie Adams/THINGS YOU'VE INHERITED FROM YOUR MOTHER

Apr 28, 2015 34:24

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Hollie Adams talks about her new novel THINGS YOU'VE INHERITED FROM YOUR MOTHER, using laughter as an outlet for grief, and the addictive challenge of writing in the second person.

Episode #44: Ken Cameron/DEAR JOHNNY DEERE

Apr 8, 2015 37:53

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Playwright Ken Cameron talks about the creation of his new musical DEAR JOHNNY DEERE, and the Fred Eaglesmith songs that inspired it.

Episode #43: Gerald Hill/HILLSDALE BOOK

Mar 24, 2015 31:04

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Poet Gerald Hill talks about his epic, episodic HILLSDALE BOOK and the Regina suburb that inspired it.

Episode #42: Sean Trinder/THE GUY WHO PUMPS YOUR GAS HATES YOU

Feb 25, 2015 25:19

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Sean Trinder talks about his debut novel THE GUY WHO PUMPS YOUR GAS HATES YOU, its unprintable original title, his various stints working at real-life gas stations, and why he hesitates to tell people he's a writer.

Episode #41: Rick Ranson/BITTERSWEET SANDS

Oct 29, 2014 36:13

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Welder/boilermaker/author Rick Ranson talks about his new book BITTERSWEET SANDS, and the firsthand realities of working in the Fort McMurray oilsands.

Episode #40: Wendy McGrath/NORTH EAST

Oct 6, 2014 31:44

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Edmonton writer Wendy McGrath talks about her luminous new novel NORTH EAST, vanishing neighbourhoods, and the imaginative world of childhood.

Episode #39: Marguerite Pigeon/SOME EXTREMELY BORING DRIVES

Aug 25, 2014 39:26

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Marguerite Pigeon discusses her new story collection SOME EXTREMELY BORING DRIVES, long-distance endurance racing, bullfighting, cat-catching, and her attempt to emulate Franz Kafka.

Episode #38: Laurence Miall/BLIND SPOT

Aug 20, 2014 34:17

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Laurence Miall talks about his new novel BLIND SPOT, the virtues of setting a book in an unglamourous city like Edmonton, and the challenges of writing a book with what some might call an "unlikable" protagonist.

Episode #37: D.B. Carew/THE KILLER TRAIL

Jun 24, 2014 27:40

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D.B. Carew talks about his experiences as a first-time novelist, and how his day job as a social worker at a forensic psychiatric hospital informed his new thriller THE KILLER TRAIL.

Episode #36: Karen Hofmann/AFTER ALICE

Mar 11, 2014 39:19

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Karen Hofmann talks about her new novel AFTER ALICE, sibling rivalry, orchard life, whether elderly characters are different from youthful characters, and the art of describing the natural world.

Episode #35: Chris Craddock/PUBLIC SPEAKING AND OTHER PLAYS

Feb 14, 2014 44:44

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Edmonton actor/playwright/improviser/screenwriter/TV star Chris Craddock talks about his new collection of theatrical monologues, PUBLIC SPEAKING AND OTHER PLAYS, as well as Ayn Rand acolytes, amateur porn stars, and electric chair designers.

Episode #34: Garry Ryan/FOXED

Oct 17, 2013 36:27

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Calgary author Garry Ryan talks about his latest Detective Lane crime novel FOXED, the challenges of writing a novel series, the secret of his impressively prolific literary output, and future directions for the Lane books.

Episode #33: Marissa Reaume/SHALLOW ENOUGH TO WALK THROUGH

Oct 9, 2013 27:41

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Marissa Reaume talks about her debut novel SHALLOW ENOUGH TO WALK THROUGH, magical realism, and the hidden charms of Windsor, Ontario.

Episode #32: Thea Bowering/LOVE AT LAST SIGHT

Sep 17, 2013 53:20

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Thea Bowering talks about her new collection of short stories, LOVE AT LAST SIGHT, the concept of the flaneur, and the reasons why men still read Henry Miller.

Episode #31: Meredith Quartermain/RUPERT'S LAND

Sep 13, 2013 36:45

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Poet Meredith Quartermain talks about the challenges of writing her first novel, RUPERT'S LAND, the evolution of gender roles, and the effect of the vast prairie landscape upon the people who inhabit it.

Episode #30: Rosie Chard/THE INSISTENT GARDEN

Sep 11, 2013 26:47

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Rosie Chard discusses her new novel THE INSISTENT GARDEN, the challenges of writing a second novel, and the differences between flower gardeners and vegetable gardeners.

Episode #29: Steve Hanon/THE DEVIL'S BREATH

Jul 31, 2013 35:25

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Steve Hanon talks about his research into the worst mine disaster in Canadian history, the Hillcrest explosion of 1914, and the human stories that populate his nonfiction book THE DEVIL'S BREATH.