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The Interruption: Sean Cranbury Interviews Matt Rader


Welcome to The Interruption, a 49th Shelf–Books on the Radio collaboration in which I interview Canadian writers about the surprising things that inform, inspire, and even interrupt their creative process.

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Today, I chat with Matt Rader, whose most recent book is a collection of stories titled What I Want to Tell Goes Like This (Nightwood Editions). Matt has also published three books of poems: A Doctor Pedalled Her Bicycle Over The River Arno, Living Things, and Miraculous Hours. His poems, stories, and non-fiction have appeared in The Walrus, Prism International, The Fiddlehead, The Journey Prize Anthology, as well as many other publications around the world. He has also been nominated for numerous awards including the Gerald L …

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