THE BIBLIO FILE is one of the world’s leading podcasts about “the book,” and an inquiry into the wider world of book culture. Hosted by NIGEL BEALE it features wide ranging, long-form conversations with authors, poets, book publishers, booksellers, book editors, book collectors, book makers, book scholars, book critics, book designers, book publicists, literary agents and many others – inside the book trade and out – from writer to reader.

Interviewing Guru John Sawatsky on how to Interview an Author

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Interviewing Guru John Sawatsky on how to Interview an Author

John Ivison on his new biography and whether or not Canadians can trust Justin Trudeau

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John Ivison on his new biography and whether or not Canadians can trust Justin Trudeau

Reni Eddo-Lodge on Structural Racism

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Reni Eddo-Lodge on Structural Racism

Cory Doctorow on Copyright and Writing Science Fiction

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Cory Doctorow on Copyright and Writing Science Fiction

Claudia Pineiro on crime fiction, and the difference between writing novels and screenplays

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Claudia Pineiro on crime fiction, and the difference between writing novels and screenplays

Alberto Manguel on Packing My Library and the Idiocy of Honesty in Politics

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Alberto Manguel on Packing My Library and the Idiocy of Honesty in Politics

David Moscrop on how to make wise voting decisions during political elections

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David Moscrop on how to make wise voting decisions during political elections

Mark Abley on why poet Duncan Campbell Scott’s reputation is in tatters

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Mark Abley on why poet Duncan Campbell Scott’s reputation is in tatters

Charles Foran on Mordecai Richler

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Charles Foran on Mordecai Richler

Top Literary Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Top Literary Things to do in Buenos Aires

Sharp talk from Jonathan Rose on the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing

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Sharp talk from Jonathan Rose on the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing

Ana Maria Cabanellas on the Pleasures and Perils of Publishing in Argentina

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Ana Maria Cabanellas on the Pleasures and Perils of Publishing in Argentina

Liliana Heker on writing under a repressive regime

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Liliana Heker on writing under a repressive regime

Guillermo Martinez, acclaimed Argentinian novelist and short story writer, on Mathematics, Borges and Writing

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Guillermo Martinez, acclaimed Argentinian novelist and short story writer, on Mathematics, Borges and Writing

Canadian Book Designer Tania Craan on her Career, Freelancing and Some Favourite Titles

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Canadian Book Designer Tania Craan on her Career, Freelancing and Some Favourite Titles

Irish Novelist Eimear McBride on her work and getting it published

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Irish Novelist Eimear McBride on her work and getting it published

Sandra Campbell on Lorne Pierce, one of Canada’s greatest publishers

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Sandra Campbell on Lorne Pierce, one of Canada’s greatest publishers

David Robinson on copyright, book publishing and fair dealing in Canada

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David Robinson on copyright, book publishing and fair dealing in Canada

Interview with Ken Lopez on Vietnam, Book Collecting and Author Archives

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Interview with Ken Lopez on Vietnam, Book Collecting and Author Archives

Barry Moser, renowned print maker, book illustrator/Designer on his books

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Barry Moser, renowned print maker, book illustrator/Designer on his books

Carey Cranston on the American Writers Museum in Chicago

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Carey Cranston on the American Writers Museum in Chicago

David McKnight on Collecting Canadian Little Magazines and Small Presses

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David McKnight on Collecting Canadian Little Magazines and Small Presses

Levi Stahl on marketing books and how authors can best use social media

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Levi Stahl on marketing books and how authors can best use social media

Wayson Choy on his novel All That Matters and the Immigrant Experience in Canada

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Wayson Choy on his novel All That Matters and the Immigrant Experience in Canada

James Pollock on Honest Reviewing, Anthologies and the Power of Poetry

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James Pollock on Honest Reviewing, Anthologies and the Power of Poetry

Eric Lorberer on Rain Taxi, Literary Events and Literary Calendars

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Eric Lorberer on Rain Taxi, Literary Events and Literary Calendars

Eric Ormsby on his book of essays Fine Incisions, Book Reviewing and Tolstoy

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Eric Ormsby on his book of essays Fine Incisions, Book Reviewing and Tolstoy

Will Rueter on Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson

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Will Rueter on Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson

Steven Temple on finding lost Canadian literature, and more

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Steven Temple on finding lost Canadian literature, and more

James King on one of Canada’s greatest publishers, Jack McClelland

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James King on one of Canada’s greatest publishers, Jack McClelland

Ken Rockburn on interviewing authors

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Ken Rockburn on interviewing authors

Darrel J. McLeod on his memoir Mamaskatch, residential schools and unconditional love

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Darrel J. McLeod on his memoir Mamaskatch, residential schools and unconditional love

Marvin Post, Used/Antiquarian bookseller, on the reasons for his success

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Marvin Post, Used/Antiquarian bookseller, on the reasons for his success

The Biblio File Backstory

If you like books and travel, literature and authors, libraries and bookstores – and podcasts – then this blog’s for you. It’s filled with stories and interviews detailing the adventures of Nigel Beale, The Literary Tourist. Follow him as he travels the world exploring literary destinations, interviewing people who write, create, sell, study, promote, collect and/or love books.

Show Host Nigel Beale

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