NeWest Press Audio
Episode #44: Ken Cameron/DEAR JOHNNY DEERE

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

Direct download: 044_Ken_Cameron_Dear_Johnny_Deere.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm EST

Episode #43: Gerald Hill/HILLSDALE BOOK

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

Direct download: 043_Gerald_Hill.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:08pm EST

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

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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

Direct download: 041_Rick_Ranson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:40pm EST

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

Direct download: 040_Wendy_McGrath_North_East.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:24pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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

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 EST