This program was created to give book lovers the chance to meet their literary heroes in the warm and intimate setting of CBC Radio's Studio One. It's a free event for 120 very lucky audience members. The audience also has the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the author's background, inspiration, and experiences.
Our first author was Salman Rushdie and he has since been joined by Margaret Atwood, Douglas Coupland, Anne Marie MacDonald, Ian Rankin, Margaret Cho, Roddy Doyle, William Gibson, Anthony Bourdain, Vikram Seth, David Suzuki, Alexander McCall Smith, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), George R.R. Martin, Marian Keyes and more. We present authors from all genres, who are the best at their craft.
The CBC Radio Studio One Book Club is hosted by Sheryl MacKay and broadcast on her CBC Radio weekend morning show, North by Northwest, with an appropriate co-host depending on the guest's literary genre.