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39 minutes | Oct 31, 2015
Elisabeth de Mariaffi
Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s first novel, The Devil You Know, is a book about fear. It follows a young reporter, Evie, who is covering the Paul Bernardo murders — and who fears she is being stalked herself. After publishing the book, de Mariaffi began receiving mail from women all across the country saying “This. This is what my life is like.” We talk to de Mariaffi about writing the book and what she’s learned since.
60 minutes | Oct 10, 2015
Guns and A.J. Somerset
America is reeling after another mass shooting, and gun control is once again the subject of intense debate. Can anything actually be done about the constant gun violence in the U.S.? We talk to A.J. Somerset, author of Arms: The Culture and the Credo of the Gun, about gun culture, the NRA, firearms legislation and whether or not shooting sprees can ever be stopped.
33 minutes | Sep 26, 2015
On Spec Magazine Editor Diane Walton
On Spec has long been Canada’s leading magazine of the fantastic and has helped launch a countless number of Canadian writers’ careers. Host Peter Darbyshire chats with editor Diane Walton about the magazine, sci-fi and fantasy fandom, and the future of On Spec itself.
49 minutes | Sep 12, 2015
Hal Wake – Artistic Director of The Vancouver Writers Festival
Forget pumpkin spice lattes – the real sign of fall in Vancouver is the buzz about the Vancouver Writers Festival. We sit down with artistic director Hal Wake to learn what the Writers Fest has in store for us this year and to hear his thoughts on the current state of CanLit.
52 minutes | Aug 29, 2015
The Hugo Hostilites
Writer, podcaster and mad scientist Kristi Charish returns to the Book Rogues to talk about the Hugo Hostilities and the aftermath of the Sad/Rabid Puppies campaign that divided sci-fi and fantasy fandom this year. Bonus feature: Kristi shares with us some news about her new books, which are coming out shortly.
44 minutes | Aug 15, 2015
Canada’s answer to Stephen King – Robert J. Wiersema
Victoria author Robert J. Wiersema is often called Canada’s answer to Stephen King. His new novel, Black Feathers, is out this month and it may be his most King-like book yet. We talk to Robert about Black Feathers, why stories are like religion to him and why he’s tattooed lines of literature on his body.
54 minutes | Jul 11, 2015
Fantasy Novelist Sebastien de Castell
This week on The Book Rogues, host Peter Darbyshire chats with Sebastien de Castell, author of the highly acclaimed Greatcoats series of fantasy novels. They discuss where he’s taking the Greatcoat series and why he hates knights. He also shares news of his blockbuster book deal, which takes him from the barista to the plumber level of his chosen career.
37 minutes | Jul 4, 2015
Langley Writer Ian Weir
Langley writer Ian Weir joins Peter Darbyshire in the studio to talk about his novel Will Starling, a dark tale of murder, grave robbers and resurrection in the spirit of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
33 minutes | Jun 20, 2015
Writer and actor C.C. Humphreys
In the latest instalment of the Book Rogues, writer and actor C.C. Humphreys talks about adapting his historical thriller Shakespeare’s Rebel to the stage for this year’s Bard on the Beach. As Humphreys says about it: “Hamlet and swords, for f**k’s sake!”
34 minutes | Jun 6, 2015
Writer and cultural critic Russell Smith
Writer and cultural critic Russell Smith comes all the way from Toronto to visit the Book Rogues studio. We talk about sex, drugs and parenting in the 21st century. Plus, why we all keep secrets from our loved ones!
28 minutes | May 23, 2015
Adam Lewis Schroeder
Adam Lewis Schroeder visits The Province to talk about his novel All Day Breakfast, a zombie literary thriller that’s gotten him quietly uninvited from literary festivals across the country. Listen to Adam’s revelation that he discovered he had a brain tumour while writing his zombie novel. Plus, Adam lays down a bonus zombie rap! Only at The Province.
33 minutes | May 9, 2015
Writer, Editor and Publisher Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Vancouver writer, editor and publisher Silvia Moreno-Garcia visits The Province studio to talk about her debut novel, Signal to Noise. We also discuss life as a small press publisher, the trials of Twitter and how to write about HP Lovecraft without waking the Great Old Ones.
26 minutes | Apr 25, 2015
Will Aaron Bushkowsky win the Stephen Leacock Award?
Vancouver writer Aaron Bushkowsky visits The Province to talk about his new novel, Curtains for Roy, about a theatre production gone awry in the Okanagan. It’s Sideways meets the Vancouver theatre scene. We also talk about the state of publishing and theatre in Canada, adapting Raymond Chandler for the modern stage, Bushkowsky making the shortlist for this year’s Stephen Leacock Award — and what he’ll do with the money if he wins!
41 minutes | Apr 17, 2015
Hugo Awards Controversy
Vancouver writer and podcaster Kristi Charish returns to Book Rogues to talk about the Hugo Awards controversy that is tearing apart the science fiction and fantasy communities this year. Kristi and host Peter Darbyshire discuss the history of the Hugos, the current battles raging online and what the future might hold for the Hugos.
29 minutes | Apr 11, 2015
Kristi Charish and her Japanese Circus
Book Rogue Peter Darbyshire talks to Vancouver author Kristi Charish about living every writer’s dream with deals for two book series, her path to publishing success and her secret identity as a scientist. Random House Canada has picked up the first three book in Kristi’s second urban fantasy series, Kincaid Strange, about a modern day voodoo practioner who lives in Seattle.
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