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The Biblio File hosted by Nigel Beale

By Nigel Beale

Forty to sixty minute interviews with accomplished authors, publishers, and others connected with the book, conducted by an excitable bibliophile.

  1. 1.
    Martin Parr on Collecting Photography Books11/30/2020
    55:54
  2. 2.
    Lawrence Krauss on science writing, and whether or not science is art11/22/2020
    37:58
  3. 3.
    Patrick McGahern on 51 Years of Antiquarian Bookselling11/15/2020
    1:08:39
  4. 4.
    Roger Chartier on the Study of Book History and its Giants11/11/2020
    1:22:52
  5. 5.
    Toby Faber tells the Untold Story of Faber & Faber11/05/2020
    1:05:48
  6. 6.
    Emily Powell on dumping Amazon, and the success of her storied Bookstore10/26/2020
    55:56
  7. 7.
    Tiphaine Guillermou on 20th Century French Book Design10/20/2020
    57:34
  8. 8.
    Andy Hunter on Bookshop.org and how to stick it to Amazon10/11/2020
    53:07
  1. 9.
    Benoit Forgeot, one of Paris's Top Rare Book Dealers10/05/2020
    1:00:01
  2. 10.
    Anne-Solange Noble on selling English Language Rights for books published by Gallimard09/27/2020
    1:05:52
  3. 11.
    Bill Samuel on William and Christina Foyle09/22/2020
    1:14:07
  4. 12.
    John Freeman on Lit Hub, Editing, & Interviewing Authors09/13/2020
    1:19:12
  5. 13.
    Are Libraries ripping off Publishers and Authors? Ken Whyte thinks so09/06/2020
    56:26
  6. 14.
    Is Canadian Publishing Racist? Jael Richardson thinks so08/29/2020
    1:19:06
  7. 15.
    Pierre Assouline on Gaston Gallimard, the great French publisher08/23/2020
    48:53
  8. 16.
    Maylis Besserie on the story of her Goncourt Prize-winning First Novel08/15/2020
    42:26
  9. 17.
    John Oakes on Grove Press Publisher Barney Rosset08/10/2020
    56:39
  10. 18.
    Chair Jacques Shore on launching Library & Archives Canada's new Foundation08/02/2020
    56:21
  11. 19.
    Richard Nash on the Business of Literature, Part l07/27/2020
    40:43
  12. 20.
    David Frum on Donald Trump eating Crocodiles07/20/2020
    47:43
  13. 21.
    Peter Florence on Hay Festival's huge 2020 on-line success07/16/2020
    57:49
  14. 22.
    Mark Bourrie on his book  Bushrunner: The Adventures of Pierre Radisson07/13/2020
    1:10:46
  15. 23.
    Ian Wilson on Arthur Doughty & his monumental publishing achievement07/06/2020
    1:11:29
  16. 24.
    Larry Grobel on interviewing authors for Playboy (and Podcasts)06/29/2020
    1:33:21
  17. 25.
    Jonathan Rose on Reading, Oprah, Playboy, Cancel Culture & Much More06/24/2020
    1:14:49
  18. 26.
    Leslie Weir on a brand new Library & Archives Canada06/15/2020
    47:23
  19. 27.
    David Schurman on Bloomsday Celebrations06/12/2020
    36:12
  20. 28.
    Paul Litt on 20th Century Canadian Book Publishing Policy06/07/2020
    1:07:40
  21. 29.
    Michael Dirda on his book Readings, and what to read and collect06/01/2020
    1:23:51
  22. 30.
    Mitchell Kaplan on successful bookselling and turning books into films05/24/2020
    46:51
  23. 31.
    Madeleine Thien on her novel Certainty05/21/2020
    44:50
  24. 32.
    Sydney Smith on writing & illustrating children's books05/18/2020
    49:35
  25. 33.
    Blake Gopnik on his big, beautiful, new biography of Andy Warhol05/11/2020
    1:08:40
  26. 34.
    Don Gillmor on his memoir To the River, and what it's like to lose a brother to suicide05/06/2020
    50:56
  27. 35.
    Helene Atwan on the Beacon Press and its social justice mission05/04/2020
    49:38
  28. 36.
    David Gilmour and I gush over Truman Capote's short story Mojave04/26/2020
    1:02:29
  29. 37.
    Paul Wright on publishing great book history books04/20/2020
    51:11
  30. 38.
    Stephanie Burt on poetry and being trans04/13/2020
    52:55
  31. 39.
    Simon Beattie on his phenomenally successful We Love Endpapers FB group, & more04/06/2020
    51:39
  32. 40.
    Why visit the Osborne Collection in Toronto?04/01/2020
    23:19
  33. 41.
    Robert Darnton on why Book History is so Exciting03/30/2020
    55:45
  34. 42.
    Jessie Amaolo on Toronto's Arthur Conan Doyle Collection03/25/2020
    28:38
  35. 43.
    HUP Director George Andeou on how to Read, Write, Edit & Publish03/23/2020
    1:00:47
  36. 44.
    David Emblidge on four famed American Bookstores03/15/2020
    56:22
  37. 45.
    Greg Gibson on nautical books and the lure of the unique03/08/2020
    37:15
  38. 46.
    Heather O'Donnell on the joys of buying, selling and collecting books02/29/2020
    1:09:12
  39. 47.
    Matthew Budman on his book, Book Collecting Now02/24/2020
    54:18
  40. 48.
    Bruce Crawford on the Grolier Club, book collecting and Charles Dickens02/17/2020
    39:01
  41. 49.
    Jerry Kelly on some of the all-time great type and book designers02/10/2020
    59:31
  42. 50.
    Sarah McNally & Jeff Deutsch with all you need to know about Bookselling02/02/2020
    59:36
  43. 51.
    Chip Kidd on designing dust jackets and book identities01/27/2020
    51:16
  44. 52.
    Peter Koch on his career and the craft of fine press printing01/20/2020
    47:58
  45. 53.
    Steven Heller on the History of the American Book Jacket 1920-195001/16/2020
    53:25
  46. 54.
    Charlotte Gray on Robert Caro, and writing biography and history01/12/2020
    1:04:16
  47. 55.
    Marc Côté with a candid survey of Canadian Book Publishing, past and present01/07/2020
    1:56:31
  48. 56.
    Serge Loubier on the business of printing books12/30/2019
    1:10:33
  49. 57.
    Sheila Fischman on translation and translating great Quebec writers into English12/23/2019
    1:09:56
  50. 58.
    Janet Friskney on The New Canadian Library: The Ross-McClelland Years, 1952-197812/13/2019
    1:26:06
  51. 59.
    Chester Gryski on collecting Canadian Fine Press Printing12/09/2019
    1:14:55
  52. 60.
    Daniel Woolf on Collecting Elizabethan Histories12/05/2019
    1:12:12
  53. 61.
    Reni Eddo-Lodge on how to eliminate Systemic Racism12/01/2019
    47:33
  54. 62.
    John Ivison on his new biography and whether or not Canadians can trust Justin Trudeau12/01/2019
    1:05:30
  55. 63.
    New Editor Meghan O'Rourke on what's ahead for the Yale Review12/01/2019
    19:57
  56. 64.
    Linda Morra on the Margaret Laurence - Jack McClelland Letters11/24/2019
    1:05:46
  57. 65.
    Sandra Campbell on Lorne Pierce, one of Canada's greatest publishers11/21/2019
    1:05:26
  58. 66.
    Michel Gauthier on collecting photography books11/21/2019
    1:02:52
  59. 67.
    Scott deWolfe and Frank Wood on buying & selling used, antiquarian books11/15/2019
    59:24
  60. 68.
    Ray Clemens and Diane Ducharme on the greatest book collector of all time11/10/2019
    53:40
  61. 69.
    Interviewing Guru John Sawatsky on how to Interview an Author11/04/2019
    1:04:20
  62. 70.
    Laura Claridge dishes on Blanche & Alfred Knopf11/01/2019
    47:48
  63. 71.
    Barabara Slate on How to Do a Graphic Novel10/29/2019
    54:36
  64. 72.
    New CEO James Daunt on what's next for Barnes & Noble10/20/2019
    34:37
  65. 73.
    Leslie Hurtig & Jan Walter on Patriotic Canadian Publisher & Bookseller Mel Hurtig10/14/2019
    1:01:12
  66. 74.
    Famed Cardiologist Bruce Fye on Collecting Medical History Books10/10/2019
    1:31:39
  67. 75.
    Christopher Lyons on Sir William Osler, Book Collector10/05/2019
    1:01:19
  68. 76.
    Bruce & Vicki Heyman on Justin Trudeau, the Arts, and the Canada-U.S. Relationship10/03/2019
    1:04:54
  69. 77.
    Bob Rae on What's Happened to Politics09/29/2019
    1:05:03
  70. 78.
    Ricardo Cayuela on Books & Reading, Publishing & Bookstores in Mexico09/26/2019
    48:44
  71. 79.
    Jody Wilson Raybould on Justin Trudeau, telling the truth and keeping promises09/22/2019
    59:06
  72. 80.
    Cory Doctorow on Copyright and Writing Science Fiction09/02/2019
    50:12
  73. 81.
    Claudia Pineiro on crime fiction, and the difference between writing novels and screenplays08/26/2019
    45:49
  74. 82.
    Alberto Manguel on Packing My Library and the Idiocy of Honesty in Politics08/16/2019
    1:13:38
  75. 83.
    David Moscrop on how to make wise voting decisions during political elections08/10/2019
    1:06:27
  76. 84.
    Mark Abley on why poet Duncan Campbell Scott's reputation is in tatters08/05/2019
    1:05:51
  77. 85.
    Charles Foran on Mordecai Richler07/29/2019
    35:02
  78. 86.
    Top Literary Things to do in Buenos Aires07/22/2019
    37:20
  79. 87.
    Sharp talk from Jonathan Rose on the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing07/19/2019
    31:18
  80. 88.
    Ana Maria Cabanellas on the Pleasures and Perils of Publishing in Argentina07/15/2019
    1:19:09
  81. 89.
    Liliana Heker on writing under a repressive regime07/07/2019
    57:24
  82. 90.
    Guillermo Martinez, acclaimed Argentinian novelist and short story writer, on Mathematics, Borges and Writing07/01/2019
    48:38
  83. 91.
    Canadian Book Designer Tania Craan on her Career, Freelancing and Some Favourite Titles06/23/2019
    1:00:10
  84. 92.
    Irish Novelist Eimear McBride on her work and getting it published06/17/2019
    39:41
  85. 93.
    David Robinson on copyright, book publishing and fair dealing in Canada06/04/2019
    37:03
  86. 94.
    Ken Lopez on Vietnam, Book Collecting and Author Archives05/27/2019
    1:08:34
  87. 95.
    Barry Moser, renowned print maker, book illustrator/Designer on his books05/20/2019
    1:30:05
  88. 96.
    Carey Cranston on the American Writers Museum in Chicago05/11/2019
    44:04
  89. 97.
    David McKnight on Collecting Canadian Little Magazines and Small Presses05/07/2019
    1:33:13
  90. 98.
    Levi Stahl on marketing books and how authors can best use social media04/29/2019
    1:01:34
  91. 99.
    Wayson Choy on his novel All That Matters and the Immigrant Experience in Canada04/29/2019
    46:13
  92. 100.
    James Pollock on Honest Reviewing, Anthologies and the Power of Poetry04/22/2019
    1:47:14
  93. 101.
    Eric Lorberer on Rain Taxi, Literary Events and Literary Calendars04/18/2019
    26:53
  94. 102.
    Eric Ormsby on his book of essays Fine Incisions, Book Reviewing and Tolstoy04/11/2019
    1:13:26
  95. 103.
    Will Rueter on Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson04/08/2019
    53:50
  96. 104.
    Bookseller Steven Temple on finding lost Canadian literature, and more04/02/2019
    1:09:51
  97. 105.
    James King on one of Canada's greatest publishers, Jack McClelland03/25/2019
    56:52
  98. 106.
    Ken Rockburn on interviewing authors03/23/2019
    19:06
  99. 107.
    Darrel J. McLeod on his memoir Mamaskatch, residential schools and unconditional love03/17/2019
    1:05:40
  100. 108.
    Marvin Post, Used/Antiquarian bookseller, on the reasons for his success03/11/2019
    1:12:53
  101. 109.
    Sarah Henstra on university life, sex, #metoo, feminism and Greek myths03/01/2019
    43:11
  102. 110.
    Novelist Heather O'Neill on Fathers, #metoo, Class, Beauty and Roses02/25/2019
    1:09:39
  103. 111.
    Prof. Katharine Streip on The Odyssey, Quentin Tarantino, and the Wine Blue Sea02/18/2019
    1:04:29
  104. 112.
    Sophie Schneideman on Fine and Private Press Books02/11/2019
    48:06
  105. 113.
    Henry Hitchings on the world in Bookshops02/04/2019
    36:13
  106. 114.
    Canada Council on changes to its literary book publishing grant program02/01/2019
    43:07
  107. 115.
    Nigel Roby on The Bookseller magazine01/28/2019
    45:04
  108. 116.
    James Daunt on the Turnaround at Waterstones01/14/2019
    1:19:12
  109. 117.
    Stephen Page, CEO at Faber in dialogue with founder Geoffrey01/07/2019
    1:10:04
  110. 118.
    Will Atkinson on book publishing, the role of Sales and Marketing, and Fluff01/02/2019
    1:10:07
  111. 119.
    Hannah Knowles on the role of the commissioning editor12/24/2018
    47:34
  112. 120.
    Richard Charkin on the challenges facing publishing, Mother Elephants and Codfish12/17/2018
    1:08:42
  113. 121.
    Anne Fadiman on her father Clifton and The Lifetime Reading Plan12/10/2018
    47:13
  114. 122.
    David Frum on Trumpocracy and Trump: The Novel12/03/2018
    1:07:07
  115. 123.
    Stephen Greenblatt on his book Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics12/01/2018
    29:41
  116. 124.
    Beowulf Sheehan on photographing authors11/26/2018
    55:37
  117. 125.
    Librarian John Shoesmith on Canadian Fine Presses11/19/2018
    51:35
  118. 126.
    Michael Torosian on his Lumiere Press11/12/2018
    55:36
  119. 127.
    Michael Lista on Canadian Poetry, the Saudi Arms Deal, MacBeth and Men Crying11/05/2018
    1:32:25
  120. 128.
    Elaine Dewar on how Canada's best publisher, and its backlist fell into foreign hands10/29/2018
    59:19
  121. 129.
    Peggy Fox, former president and publisher of New Directions10/22/2018
    1:02:45
  122. 130.
    Richard Minsky on his Book Art and Scholarship10/16/2018
    56:50
  123. 131.
    Michel Tremblay on his play Hosanna, Quebec and Separation10/08/2018
    1:11:13
  124. 132.
    Patrick deWitt on his novel The Sisters Brothers10/05/2018
    25:59
  125. 133.
    Anna Porter on her Career in Canadian Publishing10/01/2018
    44:48
  126. 134.
    Ian S. MacNiven on James Laughlin, Founder of New Directions09/24/2018
    1:29:45
  127. 135.
    Adrian King Edwards on selling Second-Hand & Antiquarian Books in Montreal09/17/2018
    47:02
  128. 136.
    Terence Byrnes on Photography and the Author Photograph09/10/2018
    1:10:44
  129. 137.
    Bill Samuel on the history of Foyles Bookstore09/07/2018
    8:16
  130. 138.
    Priscila Uppal on Canadian Elegies, and Mourning09/05/2018
    47:57
  131. 139.
    Robert Lecker on literary agents in Canada, past and present09/03/2018
    59:53
  132. 140.
    Hugh McGuire on an alternative future for book publishing08/27/2018
    50:02
  133. 141.
    John Crombie on his Kickshaws Press08/20/2018
    1:03:20
  134. 142.
    Maylis Besserie on the art of the Author Interview08/13/2018
    56:54
  135. 143.
    Krista Halverson on the Shakespeare & Company bookshop in Paris08/07/2018
    1:11:00
  136. 144.
    Jerry Rothenberg on Editing Poetry Anthologies08/03/2018
    39:35
  137. 145.
    Professor Daniel Medin on Books in Translation07/30/2018
    41:31
  138. 146.
    Stephen Weiner on the rise of the Graphic Novel07/30/2018
    25:00
  139. 147.
    John Ralston Saul on Extraordinary Canadians and Lafontaine and Baldwin07/27/2018
    27:04
  140. 148.
    Jean Guy Boin on the French Book Publishing Experience07/23/2018
    35:36
  141. 149.
    Heloise d'Ormesson on Book Publishing in France07/16/2018
    58:08
  142. 150.
    Pierre Astier and Laure Pecher on Literary Agents in France07/09/2018
    57:33
  143. 151.
    Ashley Obscura on Metatron, Publishing and the Millennial Mind07/02/2018
    55:39
  144. 152.
    Elaine Kalman Naves on Robert Weaver, Godfather of Canadian Literature06/25/2018
    50:25
  145. 153.
    Glenn Horowitz on the sale and placement of author archives06/18/2018
    51:34
  146. 154.
    Jonathan Galassi on FSG and Book Publishing06/11/2018
    48:40
  147. 155.
    Jonas Hassen Khemiri on writing, memory, death, speed and language06/05/2018
    58:34
  148. 156.
    Daniel Mendelsohn on The Odyssey, Identity, Literary Criticism and Memoir05/30/2018
    1:04:43
  149. 157.
    Adam Gopnik on art criticism, love, money and New York05/25/2018
    53:15
  150. 158.
    Matthew Zapruder on his book Why Poetry05/18/2018
    1:36:00
  151. 159.
    Anita Engles on the American Bookbinders Museum05/14/2018
    20:35
  152. 160.
    Founder Andrew Hoyem on the Arion Press05/07/2018
    43:47
  153. 161.
    Bookseller Kris Arnett on Kona Bay Books in Hawaii05/04/2018
    31:09
  154. 162.
    Dave Bull on Japanese Woodblock Carving and Printing04/30/2018
    57:54
  155. 163.
    Sjon on Poetry and Iceland04/25/2018
    1:02:00
  156. 164.
    Alice Notley on Poetry04/17/2018
    1:15:23
  157. 165.
    Prof. Eli MacLaren on the Ryerson Press Chap-Books04/09/2018
    42:16
  158. 166.
    Jason Guriel on Poems, Poetry, Criticism and Critics04/02/2018
    47:11
  159. 167.
    Poet Gillian Clarke on Welsh poetry, truth, and the importance of creativity in education03/26/2018
    15:01
  160. 168.
    Prof. Nick Mount addresses critics of Arrival: The Story of CanLit03/19/2018
    1:02:58
  161. 169.
    Zach Wells on his book of essays Career Limiting Moves03/12/2018
    1:15:03
  162. 170.
    Ivan Klima on his memoir My Crazy Century03/06/2018
    53:23
  163. 171.
    Guy Baxter on the University of Reading's Archive of British Publishing and Printing, and Ladybird and Beckett03/01/2018
    50:01
  164. 172.
    John Cole on the history of the Library of Congress02/16/2018
    30:25
  165. 173.
    Stephan Delbos on Prague and Poetry02/16/2018
    50:54
  166. 174.
    Jean Louis Maitre on Printing and Typographie in Tours, France02/12/2018
    23:53
  167. 175.
    Lauren Elkin on her book Flaneuse02/03/2018
    54:21
  168. 176.
    Jo Furber on Dylan Thomas and why you should visit Wales02/02/2018
    16:33
  169. 177.
    David Esslemont on Thomas Bewick, Wood Engraver02/01/2018
    19:04
  170. 178.
    Gaylord Schanilec on his press Midnight Paper Sales01/20/2018
    37:59
  171. 179.
    David Esslemont on the history of the Gregynog and Solmentes Presses01/16/2018
    46:57
  172. 180.
    Margaret Atwood on The Handmaid's Tale, Alias Grace, Harvard and Kingston01/15/2018
    15:04
  173. 181.
    Prof. Maggie Hennefeld on Satire in the Age of Trump12/04/2017
    47:21
  174. 182.
    Scott Griffin on his memoir My Heart Is Africa11/16/2017
    31:59
  175. 183.
    Publisher Simon Dardick on Vehicule Press04/28/2015
    46:21
  176. 184.
    Glenn Dixon on Musical Tourism10/21/2014
    19:17
  177. 185.
    Marcello Di Cintio on his Literary Pilgrimage to Iran09/17/2014
    11:34
  178. 186.
    Rae Armantrout on Poetry, Place, William Carlos Williams and San Diego09/17/2014
    23:40
  179. 187.
    Michael & Winifred Bixler on Letterpress Printing and Monotype07/15/2014
    1:03:17
  180. 188.
    David Mason on his memoir The Pope's Bookbinder07/11/2014
    35:45
  181. 189.
    Matthew Tree on the Best Literary Things to do in Barcelona07/09/2014
    26:35
  182. 190.
    George Tremlett on Dylan and Caitlin Thomas07/08/2014
    56:30
  183. 191.
    Annie Haden on Dylan Thomas, Richard Burton, Swansea and Wales07/07/2014
    38:34
  184. 192.
    Andre Alexis accuses David Gilmour of Racism06/06/2014
    47:42
  185. 193.
    Alberto Manguel on his favourite libraries and bookstores12/06/2013
    11:54
  186. 194.
    Betsy Sherman on Arrowhead and Herman Melville11/04/2013
    15:31
  187. 195.
    Kelsey Mullen on Edith Wharton and The Mount10/25/2013
    21:58
  188. 196.
    Cameron Anstee on the visual canon of Canadian Book Design10/23/2013
    38:14
  189. 197.
    Bill Reese on book selling and book collecting,10/14/2013
    55:01
  190. 198.
    Walter Bachinski on his Shanty Bay Press10/10/2013
    1:02:21
  191. 199.
    Thomas King on myth and storytelling, Lethbridge and the Alberta Landscape10/05/2013
    11:11
  192. 200.
    Rod Anstee: Anatomy of a Kerouac Collector09/09/2013
    1:12:35

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