First aired on The Sunday Edition 11/08/09
Annabel Lyon is a student of philosophy but she's also a writer of fiction, and one thing lead to another and before she knew it she began doodling with ideas and notes and voila a novel was born. A novel based on an imagined friendship between Aristotle and his student, Alexander the Great. Alexander the Great was, in fact, a student of Aristotle's. The rest is pure Annabel Lyon.
It's proved to be a winning combination. The Golden Mean scored a rare nominee's triple crown, earning nominations for the three most prestigious CanLit awards: the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award for Fiction, and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.
Ms. Lyon lives in New Westminster, BC with her husband and two small children - and she joined Michael Enright from our studio in Vancouver.