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U of R Press releases podcast on the "back story" of publishing books!


By Press Staff Date: May 31, 2017 Tags: podcast, Behind the Scenes

Hosted by Press Director Bruce Walsh, and produced by Sean Prpick and Morgan Tunzelmann, "How Books Happen" will reveal the inner workings of publishing, while offering book chats with authors, readers, and publishers from across the country and around the world.

Episode 1: The first show includes interviews with authors Lenore Newman, John Pihach, and Mary Soderstrom, as well as a tribute to the late residential school memoir author Augie Merasty, and even a recent jam session at a London pub.

Special Episode 1: Publisher Bruce Walsh speaks with educator Sarah Longman on the longstanding impacts of her family's residential school experiences, and how reading The Education of Augie Merasty inspired her in healing.

Episode 2: Bruce talks with the founder of Colonialism Skateboards, who was inspired to create his company after reading our first book Clearing the Plains. We also get a sneak peek into the world of our compatriots through conversations with other publishers in Canada, the UK, and the rest of the world!

Special Episode 2: In this short episode of How Books Happen, we hear from Dan Raymond-Barker with the New Internationalist, who shows how crowdfunding is helping his organization publish books that make sense of the complex issues around international development and globalism.

Episode 3: During the lead-up to the Kurdish independence referendum on Sept 25, 2017, Bruce Walsh interviews Ayub Nuri, a Canadian-Kurdish war correspondent and the author of Being Kurdish in a Hostile World.

More episodes here! 

Visit our page on Soundcloud to subscribe! How Books Happen is also available on iTunes, Google Play, Tune In, Pocket Casts, and Stitcher.