NeWest Press Audio (general)
Episode #39: Marguerite Pigeon/SOME EXTREMELY BORING DRIVES

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.

Direct download: 039_Marguerite_Pigeon_Boring_Drives.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm EDT

Episode #38: Laurence Miall/BLIND SPOT

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.

Direct download: 038_Laurence_Miall.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT

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.

Direct download: 037_DB_Carew.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:40pm EDT

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.

Direct download: 036_Karen_Hofmann.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT


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.

Direct download: 035_Chris_Craddock.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27pm EDT

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.

Direct download: 034_Garry_Ryan_Foxed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:15pm EDT

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm EDT

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.

Direct download: 031_Meredith_Quartermain.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT

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.

Direct download: 030_Rosie_Chard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:51pm EDT