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Quillcast Episode Four: Clark Blaise and The Meagre Tarmac

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Welcome to Quillcast, a new podcast series from our partners at Quill & Quire. Quillcast features behind-the-scenes conversations with authors and publishing insiders. In this episode, Catherine Bush interviews Clark Blaise about his career and the writing life. The interview was recorded during Toronto’s International Festival of Authors in October.

Blaise recently released his first new short story collection in nearly two decades. Shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, The Meagre Tarmac (Biblioasis) is a collection of linked stories exploring various characters from the South Asian diaspora. Bush is coordinator of the University of Guelph’s creative writing MFA program and the author of three novels, including Claire’s Head.

Listen to the episode here, or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Click here for a photo of Clark Blaise and wife, Bharati Mukherjee.

Quillcast is produced in partnership with Open Book: Toronto, Open Book: Ontario and The Walrus, with support from Toronto Life. It is supported by the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s Entertainment and Creative Cluster Partnerships Fund.

For more episodes of Quillcast, please visit the Open Book Archives.