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Enjoy candid, weekly interviews with your favourite authors, or discover your next great read. Featuring books from Doubleday Canada, Knopf Canada, Random House Canada, McClelland and Stewart and more!

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English


Episodes

Episode 73 : Abraham Verghese author of Cutting for Stone

8/4/2010
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Acclaimed non-fiction writer and doctor Abraham Verghese talks about how his new novel, Cutting for Stone (now available in paperback), came to be.

Duration: 00:12:29


Episode 72 : Terry O'Reilly and Mike Tennant authors of The Age of Persuasi

11/25/2009
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The Age of Persuasion authors Terry O'Reilly and Mike Tennant explain just how vast the impact of advertising is on our modern lives.

Duration: 00:04:11


Episode 71 : Rex Murphy author of Canada and Other Matters of Opinion

10/29/2009
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Canada's most distinctive commentator, Rex Murphy, chats about talking to strangers on tour, his non-celebrity status at home in Newfoundland, and the politics of Global Warming.

Duration: 00:09:11


Episode 70: Linda Haynes and Devin Connell, authors of Two Dishes

10/28/2009
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Mother-Daughter team Linda Haynes and Devin Connell share the inspiration and development for their new cookbook, Two Dishes.

Duration: 00:05:45


Episode 69: Joan Clark author of Road to Bliss

10/1/2009
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Joan Clark takes up the challenge of writing for teens in Road to Bliss. In this interview, Joan explains why she doesn't try to "teach" through her young adult novels, and how she came to this story.

Duration: 00:06:52


Episode 68: Karen Connelly author of Burmese Lessons

9/30/2009
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For Karen Connelly, Burma united her political and emotional connections to South Asia. From the same period and place that inspired her novel The Lizard Cage comes her memoir, Burmese Lessons.

Duration: 00:10:19


Episode 67: Denise Chong author of Egg on Mao

9/29/2009
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In Egg on Mao, Denise Chong brings to light the story of Lu Decheng, a protester who defaced the portrait of Mao using paint-filled eggs – an unthinkable act during the height of China's Communist regime.

Episode 64: Rosalind Brackenbury author of Becoming George Sand

9/16/2009
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In Becoming George Sand, Rosalind Brackenbury explores the complexity and multifariousness of love and relationships.

Duration: 00:04:32


Episode 65: Thomas Trofimuk author of Waiting for Columbus

9/16/2009
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Thomas Trofimuk discusses the various voices that weave together the story in Waiting for Columbus.

Duration: 00:06:14


Episode 66: Michael Wex author of How to Be a Mentsh (And Not a Shmuck)

9/16/2009
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Michael Wex wants to bring the everyday wisdom gleaned from traditional Jewish texts to a modern world in How to Be a Mentsh (And Not a Shmuck).

Duration: 00:10:19


Episode 59: Lauren Kirshner author of Where We Have To Go

8/20/2009
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Where We Have To Go started out as a short story, but as Lauren Kirshner explains, her character, Lucy Bloom, had a bigger story to tell.

Episode 60: Chris Hedges author of Empire of Illusion

8/20/2009
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Is the WWE a metaphor for our modern society? This is just one lens Chris Hedges has used to explore our society and its problems in Empire of Illusion.

Duration: 00:07:44


Episode 61: Linden MacIntyre author of The Bishop's Man

8/20/2009
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Linden MacIntyre's new novel explores the world of Catholic priests, of guilt, and of betrayal in The Bishop's Man.

Duration: 00:10:44


Episode 62: Tilda Shalof author of Lives in the Balance

8/20/2009
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Nurse and author Tilda Shalof shares the stories of ICU nurses from across North America in Lives in The Balance.

Duration: 00:06:17


Episode 63: Michael Crummey author of Galore

8/20/2009
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Michael Crummey explores the mythology and realities of life in Newfoundland in his new novel, Galore.

Duration: 00:09:26


Episode 58: Thomas Homer-Dixon author of Carbon Shift

8/19/2009
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Thomas Homer-Dixon addresses the twin problems of climate change and oil consumption in our near future in his new book, Carbon Shift.

Duration: 00:08:34


Episode 55: Claire Letemendia author of The Best of Men

5/13/2009
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Claire Letemendia explains how her budding academic career led to her debut novel, The Best of Men.

Duration: 00:08:15


Episode 56: Eric Walters author of Tell Me Why

5/13/2009
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Eric Walters tells us about how he came to write a non-fiction book for children, Tell Me Why, which is meant to inspire, provoke and engage our youth. Along the way, he met some truly amazing young adults.

Duration: 00:07:26


Episode 57: Natasha Turner author of The Hormone Diet

5/13/2009
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Naturopathic Doctor, Natasha Turner, relates her personal experience with hormone imbalances, and how that led to her research the hormonal diet approach in The Hormone Diet.

Duration: 00:08:32


Episode 53: Daniel Clay author of Broken

12/10/2008
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Author Daniel Clay discusses his various inspirations for Broken, a darkly funny debut novel narrated by Skunk, an eleven-year-old girl in a coma.

Duration: 00:06:41

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