NeWest Press Audio

NeWest Press Audio

Author interviews, engaging book chat, and news of the latest releases from Alberta independent literary publishing house NeWest Press.

Episodes

October 10, 2023 27 mins

Danial Neil stopped by the studio to talk about his second book with NeWest, The Sum of One Man's Pleasure, as well as parallels between Canada in the 1960s and today.

To grab a copy of Danial's book, click here

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Poet David Martin joined us to talk about his second collection Kink Bands, as well as the WWE Attitude Era and how to make a poem into a rock.

To grab a copy of Kink Bands, click here.

To learn about David's upcoming Calgary launch, click here, for his Saskatoon launch click here, and for his Edmonton launch click here.

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Author Frances Peck stopped by to kick off our Fall 2023 season with a discussion of her second novel Uncontrolled Flight. Along the way we talked about following up your last book, as well as the different ways people process grief.

To grab a copy of Uncontrolled Flight for yourself, click here.

To sign up for Frances' online launch on September 12th, click here.

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Author Ruth DyckFehderau, whose novel I (Athena) is part of our Nunatak First Fiction series, stopped by the show to talk about the legacies of violence in the institution and how hard it is to get a sense of your own life when it's never been under your control.

To grab a copy of I (Athena), click here.

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April 11, 2023 37 mins

Sid Marty came by the studio to talk about his new collected works book Oldman's River, as well as offending editors with lunch selections and becoming a Tiktok star.

To order your copy of Oldman's River, click here.

Keep an eye on our events page to see where you can hear Sid at an upcoming launch event.

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Matthew Tétreault joined us to talk about his debut novel Hold Your Tongue, part of the Nunatak First Fiction series. Along the way we talked about mining your own family for character ideas, and the difficulties of writing in three languages at the same time.

To order a copy of Hold Your Tongue on our website, click here.

Keep an eye on our events page to see where you can hear Matthew at an upcoming launch event.

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Margie Taylor came on the show to discuss her new novel Rose Addams, which will be on sale in mid-April. Along the way we talked about mining your own personal life for stories, and how to portray characters whose opinions change over the course of the narrative.

Order a copy of Rose Addams at our website here.

Check out Margie's website here.

Keep an eye on our events page to see where you can hear Margie at an upcoming launch ev...

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George Bowering dropped in to discuss our first book of the Spring 2023 season, Good Morning Poems! Along the way we talked about a surprising new vowel, and which poems suit the medium of being a meatloaf best.

Grab a copy of Good Morning Poems at our site here.

Keep an eye on our events page to see where you can hear George at an upcoming launch event.

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Margaret Macpherson dropped by to talk about her incisive and important new memoir TRACKING THE CARIBOU QUEEN. Along the way, we talked about the difficulty in writing about systemic racism and the colonial system, as well as why some stories work better as creative non-fiction and others as fiction.

Grab a copy of TRACKING THE CARIBOU QUEEN from our website here.

Margaret's Masterclass event with Edmonton's LitFest is on October 2...

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Jaspreet Singh sent us some lovely readings of poems from his new collection HOW TO HOLD A PEBBLE, which is in stores and online now.

To grab a copy of the book yourself, go to our website.

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Myrna Kostash came on the show to talk about her new creative non fiction book GHOSTS IN A PHOTOGRAPH, which examines the history of her family members who came to Canada and the ones who stayed behind in Ukraine.

If you're in Edmonton, come out to our launch event on October 6th, 2022!

Grab a copy of GHOSTS IN A PHOTOGRAPH here!

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September 14, 2022 28 mins

Author A.J. Devlin stopped by to talk about the third book in the "Hammerhead" Jed mystery-comedy series FIVE MOVES OF DOOM. Along the way we talked about going to bloodsports in the post-apocalypse and how to write about MMA without getting beat up.

Buy a copy of FIVE MOVES OF DOOM here!

Check out A.J.'s site for tour details and other events!

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Author Niall Howell joined us to talk about his new novel THERE ARE WOLVES HERE TOO. Along the way we talked about having Eighties nostalgia while also being in the Nineties, and which classic English book could have been written by a dinosaur.

Pick up your copy of THERE ARE WOLVES HERE TOO at our website.

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Author Kathryn Willcock joined us to talk about her new memoir UP THE COAST, as well as pieces that didn't make the cut and the value of blue-collar storytelling.

Pre-order your copy of UP THE COAST at www.newestpress.com!

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Travel writer Jill Frayne stopped by to talk about her first fiction book (and part of the Nunatak First Fiction series no less) WHY I'M HERE. Along the way, we talked about the North, social work and why mentorship can teach you how to write outside your comfort zones.

Pre-order your copy of WHY I'M HERE now at www.newestpress.com!

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Darcy Tamayose stopped by to talk about her much-anticipated new book Ezra's Ghosts, a collection of linked stories.

Along the way we talked about comic books, Stephen King and the early days of the pandemic.

Pre-order your copy of the book now at www.newestpress.com!

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Debut author and editor Frances Peck joined us to talk about her novel The Broken Places, part of our Nunatak First Fiction Series.

Along the way we talked about writing about disasters while new ones crop up in real life, and why flawed characters can be our favourites.

Join Frances for a reading with the North Shore Writers' Association March 29th at 7 pm! 

Pre-order your copy of the book at www.newestpress.com!

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Mystery author J.T. Siemens joined us to talk about his debut novel TO THOSE WHO KILLED ME. Along the way we talked about first brushes with mortality and what authors can learn from physical trainers.

Pre-order your copy of TO THOSE WHO KILLED ME here: https://newestpress.com/books/to-those-who-killed-me

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Thomas Wharton joined us to talk about the new edition of his classic novel ICEFIELDS. Along the way we talked about the curse of being prescient on climate change issues, as well as living a fuller life than your characters ever could.

Come to the Zoom launch for ICEFIELDS: LANDMARK EDITION on Tuesday, October 26 at 7 pm Mountain: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/icefields-landmark-edition-launch-tickets-176566654617?aff=ebdsoporgprof...

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September 21, 2021 32 mins

Debut author Andy Zuliani joined us to talk about his ripped-from-the-headlines novel LAST TIDE, as well as the general apocalyptic feeling and the creeping progress of global capital. Follow along, won't you?

Grab a copy of LAST TIDE here: https://newestpress.com/books/last-tide

Register for the Zoom launch with fellow NeWester Leah Ranada (THE CINE STAR SALON) on October 19 here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ranada-and-zuliani-do...

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