#WOTSauthorchat with Eddy Boudel Tan

This past November 2020 we had a chat with Eddy Boudel Tan, author of the brilliantly heart-rending AFTER ELIAS – a story of love lost and found, fears confirmed and overcome, of moving through profound loss.

#WOTSauthorchat with Doreen Vanderstoop

In August 2020 we chatted with Doreen Vanderstoop, author of the brilliantly heart-rending Watershed, a fictional look at Alberta’s parched-climate future that could be right around the corner.

#WOTSauthorchat with Eternity Martis and Téa Mutonji

In July 2020 we invited award winning author Téa Mutonji to interview Eternity Martis on her new memoir “They Said This Would Be Fun”. Below is a lightly-edited (for blog-readability) transcript of their conversation on the WOTS Toronto twitter.

#WOTSauthorchat with Sarah Kurchak

At the end of May we chatted with writer Sarah Kurchak about her new memoir-in-essays I Overcame My Autism And All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder, a clear-eyed look at a life lived with undiagnosed autism. Below is the edited transcript of our chat, edited for maximum blog-readability. You can interact with the […]

#WOTSauthorchat with Hassan Ghedi Santur

We were joined by Hassan Ghedi Santur (@HGSantur) for our April Book of the Month chat, to discuss his latest novel The Youth of God, where a sensitive, academically gifted teen living in Toronto’s Somali neighbourhood negotiates between the calling of his faith and his intellectual ambitions.  The following is a transcript of the original twitter […]

#WOTSauthorchat with Anita Kushwaha

In March we chatted with Anita Kushwaha, author of Secret Lives of Mothers & Daughters a heart-wrenching novel about three interconnected women, the ties that bind these mothers and daughters and the secrets that can tear them apart. The following is a transcript of a twitter conversation, edited for maximum blog readability. You can interact with […]

#WOTSAuthorChat with Rebecca Fisseha

Last week, we chatted with Rebecca Fisseha author of the wonderfully nuanced Daughters of Silence. The book discusses the complications of leaving and returning home in life and in death, childhood abuse and subsequent healing, and long lost sisters—all set on the backdrop of modern Ethiopia and Toronto. We caught up with Rebecca to get […]

#WOTSauthorchat with Leslie Shimotakahara

Last week we chatted with Leslie Shimotakahara on her sophomore novel Red Oblivion, a look into one family’s conflicted history during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, set in Hong Kong. We chatted about the process of fictionalizing personal journals, historical research, and more – below is a transcript of the twitter chat, which you can interact with […]

#WOTSAuthorChat with Deborah Ellis

This December we caught up with Deborah Ellis, author of My Story Starts Here. Deborah Ellis has won the Governor General’s Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the University of California’s Middle East Book Award, Sweden’s Peter Pan Prize, the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, and the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. She is […]

#WOTSAuthorChat with Dorothy Ellen Palmer

This past Sunday we ran our Book of the Month author chat on twitter with the indomitable Dorothy Ellen Palmer on her new memoir Falling For Myself out now with Wolsak & Wynne. She ensured the forum was open to readers at home, requesting we start the chat with “The major themes in Dorothy’s book […]