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So Many Writers, All in One Place


One of the best things we ever did at 49th Shelf was asking Trevor Corkum to join our team to lead the interview series, The Chat. For the past two years, Trevor has been talking with some of Canada's most exciting writers about their books and the stories behind them, and while you can always check to see the latest instalments at, this post groups all the interviews to date for your ready reference.

Thanks to Trevor for this tremendous body of work, and stay tuned for Trevor's interviews with both 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize and Governor General's Literary Award finalists!


Jordan Abel (Injun)

Carmen Aguirre (Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter)

André Alexis (Fifteen Dogs)

Karim Alrawi (Book of Sands)

Samuel Archibald (Arvida)

Mona Awad (13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl)

Gary Barwin (Yiddish for Pirates)

Kris Bertin (Bad Things Happen)

Paul Carlucci (A Plea for Constant Motion)

Michael Christie (If I Fall, If I Die)

Rachel Cusk (Outline)

Farzana Doctor (All Inclusive)

Emma Donoghue (The Wonder)

Anne Fleming (The Goat)

Brett Josef Grubisic (From Up River and For One Night Only)

Kevin Hardcastle (In the Cage)

Michael Harris (Solitude)

Teva Harrison (In-Between Days)

Steven Heighton (The Waking Comes Late)

Catherine Hernandez (Scarboroug …

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On Deck: 5 Authors on the Books They Can't Wait to Read This Summer

Rhonda Douglas picks Amy Jones's We're All In This Together

Rhonda writes: "If I have to pick just one book I'm dying to read this summer, it's We're All in This Together by Amy Jones. Jones is also the author of What Boys Like and Other Stories. I loved that book and so am curious to see what Jones has done in a novel. Apparently there are crazy family shenanigans involved and I think Jones's wit will just slice family dynamics wide open. Have this one on the top of my pile to enjoy under a tree in August—can't wait!"

Rhonda Douglas is the author of Some Days I Think I Know Things: The Cassandra Poems, (Signature Editions) and Welcome to the Circus: Stories (Freehand Books). We recommended Welcome to the Circus in this post right here, and Publishers Weekly calls the collection "an exhilarating read."



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