Hubert Aquin, a 'writer against his will'
Since its debut in 2002, CBC Radio's Canada Reads has quickly become a popular and influential show, attracting huge audiences and driving up book sales. Each year, CBC convenes a panel of prominent Canadians to each pick a work of Canadian fiction and argue why their choice should be the book that all of Canada reads. The CBC Digital Archives brings you a collection of the animated and entertaining final debates, winner "reveals" and interviews with the winning authors of Canada Reads.
• Hubert Aquin died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head on March 15, 1977. He left a suicide note which read, in part, "I have lived intensely, and now it is over."
Broadcast Date: July 14, 1974
Guest(s): Hubert Aquin
Host: Ramsay Cook
Last updated: February 9, 2012
Page consulted on August 21, 2012
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