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Blue Metropolis 2014

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The Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal is an international event that brings readers together with writers from around the world every spring. The CBC is there, presenting on stage conversations with renowned authors and writers to discover. And the CBC Books/Canada Writes team gathers it all together for you.

In the coming weeks, the CBC Blue Metropolis recordings will air on CBC Radio and be posted online. As they go live, we'll link to them here. Check back to listen to these page-turning conversations.

Face to Face with Richard Ford 
Host of The Sunday Edition, Michael Enright speaks with American novelist and short story writer Richard Ford—the winner of the 2014 Blue Metropolis Grand Prix.

Never Ordinary: Heather O’Neill 
The Next Chapter’s Shelagh Rogers speaks with Heather O’Neill about The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, the follow-up to her award-winning Lullabies for Little Criminals.


Historical Montreal with Mark Lavorato, Susan Doherty and Elaine Kalman Naves
Paul Kennedy speaks with three Montreal writers about the history of Canada’s second largest city and how it informed and inspired their latest novels. 


Face to Face with Luis Alberto Urrea
Eleanor Wachtel of Writers and Company speaks with the Mexican American poet, novelist and essayist, Luis Alberto Urrea—winner of the 2014 Metropolis Azul award. 


Face to Face with Ondjaki
The Angolan writer and rising star of African letters, Ondjaki, speaks with Paul Kennedy, host of CBC’s Ideas, about his latest novel in translation, Granma Nineteen and the Soviet’s Secret.


Live Tweets from the Fest
The Canada Writes team was also on hand during the festival, tweeting quotes and pictures from the back row as well as getting book recommendations and #latenightreads from participating authors. 


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