The Agenda with Steve Paikin

With Steve Paikin at "The Agenda"

With Steve Paikin at “The Agenda”

I’m delighted to say my televised interview with the WONDERFUL Steve Paikin, on his show “The Agenda” is now available for your viewing pleasure. We did lots of gabbing about THE EMPTY ROOM.  You can see it by clicking here.  Of all the interviews I’ve done over the years, Steve’s might just be my favorite.  He was so easy to talk to and asked such great questions.  I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed doing it!

(Does everyone hate their own voice as much as I do?  Snort?)


  1. donna delaney on June 27, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Lauren, you and Steve are tremendous together. This is one of the smoothest and most engaging interviews I’ve ever seen. I’m sure many people will discover you through this outstanding interview, and you’ll gain many more readers of your work. Congratulations.

    • Lauren B. Davis on June 28, 2013 at 9:02 am

      Thanks so much, Donna! Much appreciated.

  2. Jo Shephard on July 2, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Hi Ms. Davis, I just finished your novel The Empty Room and wanted to let you know how powerful I think it is. Someone close to me has a problem with alcohol, and I recognized many of the same compulsive, obsessive, narcissistic, and addictive behaviors in the main charactor, Colleen. Simply amazing how you captured the twisted logic of an alcoholic. From reading about your own life, it’s evident that you very effectively mined your own experiences. You are a very talented writer, and you sure conveyed Colleen’s story in a completely believable manner to me as a reader. Was it difficult for you to relive some of your own past experiences as you were writring the novel?
    congratulations and thank you, Jo S.

    • Lauren B. Davis on July 3, 2013 at 7:29 am

      Thanks very much, Jo. I’m so glad to hear the book rang true to you. As to whether or not it was difficult to relive — it actually wasn’t. Imagining where I might have ended up filled me with gratitude. I consider myself blessed, every day sober is a gift.

  3. Louise Hoelscher on July 8, 2013 at 1:56 am

    A wonderful interview. You are always so entertaining and interesting to listen to. And I have to tell you how much I LOVED both your short story collections, and couldn’t put them down (how do you manage to pull that off with short stories??) You are now my favorite short story writer and I hope you will be writing more.

    • Lauren B. Davis on July 9, 2013 at 5:10 pm

      Hello Louise — I’m sorry I didn’t answer this sooner. For some reason it just showed up in my feed now! Bad technology! Thanks so much for writing. I’m delighted you enjoyed the interview and the short stories. I’m very grateful. In fact, I’ve just finished a new short story for a collection to be published in tandem with the 2014 International Conference of the Short Story in English (to be held in Vienna in July 2014). I’ll post more about it when I have details.

  4. MsAisha on June 4, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    As an African American who moved to Calgary not too long ago, two of the things I like most about my new home are Steve Paikin’s “The Agenda” and Canadian literature. Your interview combined the two, Thank you so much for sharing this!

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