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. 

Cory Doctorow on Copyright and Writing Science Fiction

Cory Doctorow is an activist, science fiction author and co-editor of the blog Boing Boing. He is also a special advisor to the...

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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

Claudia Piñeiro is an Argentine novelist and television scriptwriter best known for writing literary crime novels, most of which are best sellers in Latin America. She was born in Buenos Aires and...

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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

Literature, Jody Wilson Raybould and Canadian 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

David Moscrop is a political theorist and SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa. He studies democratic...

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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

Although E.K. Brown, a highly admired literary critic, once called poet and bureaucrat Duncan Campbell Scott "one of the chief masters of Canadian...

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

Charles Foran on Mordecai Richler

From the Biblio File archives

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Charles Foran on Mordecai Richler

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Then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears.

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