Books: October 2012 Archives
Sunday October 28, 2012
Canadian essayist John Ralston Saul is considered one of the world's leading thinkers. Time magazine has called him a 'prophet'. He's probably best known for the philosophical trilogy that began with "Voltaire's Bastards."
John Ralston Saul is also engaged in a number of international causes. Recently he signed on for a second term as president of PEN International, which promotes literature and freedom of expression. Small wonder then that John Ralston Saul, who is also a novelist, hasn't published any fiction for 15 years.
He's back with a new novel, Dark Diversions: A Traveler's Tale. It's a black comedy, told from the perspective of a journalist who loses himself in privileged international circles, from exiled princesses to the nouveaux riches.
John Ralston Saul joined Sonali Karnick in studio.
Saturday October 27, 2012
Halloween is just around the corner, and it's a holiday reserved mainly for the kids. But what about the adults among us in the mood for a scare?
Erin Balser from CBC Books tells Sonali about her favourite three spooky Halloween reads:
Saturday October 27, 2012
That book was The End of the Alphabet and it won him a Commonwealth Writers' Prize.
Not bad for a first try.
It's called The Emperor of Paris.
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- Sun., 23 – Sina Queyras: Memory x Time = Feeling
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- Sun., 8 – 100 Years of Canadian Railway Recipes
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- Sat., 26 – Author Kim Thuy part of CBC's Human Library
- December 2012
- Sun., 9 – Erin Balser: Best of 2012 books
- November 2012
- October 2012
- Sun., 28 – John Ralston Saul's "Dark Diversions"
- Sat., 27 – Erin Balser: spooky Halloween reads
- Sat., 27 – C.S. Richardson: The Emperor of Paris
- Sun., 21 – Alix Ohlin's "Inside"
- Sat., 13 – The Cookbook Club launch
- Sat., 13 – Burma: Rivers of Flavor
- Sat., 13 – Modern Flavours of Arabia
- Sun., 7 – Jonathan Goldstein turns 40
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- Sat., 23 – "The Sweet Sixteen", a true Canadian story
- May 2012
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- Sat., 28 – Peter Hobbs: In the Orchard, the Swallows
- Sun., 22 – 1000 awesome things
- Sat., 21 – Mmmm....La Tartine Gourmande
- Sat., 21 – Howard Shrier's new crime novel Boston Cream
- Sun., 15 – Freedom Climbers of Poland
- Sat., 14 – Spring cleaning for books
- Sat., 7 – David McGimpsey talks about Li'l Bastard