Kobo in Conversation
By Rakuten Kobo
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A page-turning podcast. Join our chief booklover, Rakuten Kobo CEO Michael Tamblyn, as he welcomes famous authors and other notable guests from around the literary world, and learn about the inspirations and influences behind your favourite books.
||CleanMarc Levy||In 2015, when French readers were asked to name their favourite author, Marc Levy tied with Victor Hugo. Today he talks with Michael about his most recent work, the value of dreaming, and the importance of curiosity.||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSheena Kamal||The winner of the 2018 Kobo Emerging Writers Prize for Mystery and Crime Fiction for her debut novel The Lost Ones talks with Michael about her lifelong love of books, her creative drive, and how trying to break into the world of screenwriting led to...||2/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCraig Davidson||Craig Davidson is a literary shapeshifter, with several novels in multiple genres. He speaks with Michael about writing for children, his family's reaction to his horror writing, and his first work of nonfiction, the CBC Canada Reads 2018 nominee...||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaria Qamar||The winner of the 2018 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Nonfiction and creative brain behind Instagram's @hatecopy talks with Michael about the power of aunties in our lives, her love of superheroes, and how hating copywriting led to becoming an artist...||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOmar El Akkad||Our guest is an award-winning journalist and the author of American War, winner of the 2018 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Literary Fiction and a CBC Canada Reads 2018 nominee. Learn how Omar's experiences in the field informed his debut novel about a..||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMark Sakamoto||Michael speaks with the author of Forgiveness: A Gift from My Grandparents, winner of CBC Canada Reads 2018, about empathy, loss, and how his family let light shine in after one of the darkest chapters in Canadian history.||1/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKobo's Holiday Picks||In this special episode of Kobo in Conversation, Kobo staff share their top book recommendations for the holiday season.||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|