Speaking with the author of How to Survive a Plague about the early days of the disease, the unpredictable nihilism of the Trump government, and the evolution of lasting gay love.
The poet and MTV columnist on witnessing, mapping grief and joy, and The Wire.
The author of Uptown Thief on sex work myths, fetishizing cash and the new golden age of television.
Talking to the author of Walking With Abel about reporting from conflict zones, the impact of grief on her reporting, and what it means to write “magical non-fiction.”
Talking with the author of I’m Thinking of Ending Things about the move from memoir to fiction, capturing the anxiety and insecurity of new relationships, and the darkness of Canadian country roads.
Speaking with the author of The Memento about assault narratives, ghost stories and the healing work of fiction.
Speaking with the author of the Neapolitan Quartet novels and Frantumaglia about why readers have trouble with challenging portrayals of women, the supposed sin of narcissism, and smoking cigarettes.
The General and author on living with PTSD, normalizing mental illness and the Don Quixote bent to his life.
The author of The Candidate on pissing off the CBC, the future of the NDP and whether he’d run for election again.
The director of Crystal Lake on short films, the power of props, and how we cope weirder as we get older.