Daybreak Again: October 27/28, 2012
Veteran Alberta filmmaker Tom Radford has yet another accolade to add to his collection. He has won the 2012 David Billington Award for his long-time contribution to the film industry. Radford has written, produced and directed more than 50 films over the past four decades. He founded the National Film Board northwest studio in Edmonton in 1980 and has been a pivotal figure in the development of the Canadian film industry since the 70's. He's working on a new film right now, based on the book, Plutocrats, all about the global super-rich and how the rest of us and getting further and further behind.
Thanksgiving is behind us, Halloween is just about done, so for retailers that can mean only Christmas is next. Businesses are doing everything they can to get you in the spirit, which often means many of us will wind up mired in debt come January. To help make the MOST of the holiday shopping season with no regrets, financial writer Hilary Doyle, has some advice. Take notes!
Wayne Arthurson's novel, Fall From Grace, and Todd Babiak's The Garneau Block, have made the Top 10 Books from the Prairies & the North for the 2013 Canada Reads competition. To see the full list, including other books from Alberta writers, Fred Stenson, and W.O. Mitchell, and vote on the books that should be in the Top 5, click here.
Here's Russell's conversation with Wayne Arthurson, when his book was in contention for the 2012 Alberta Readers Choice Award.
His book, 419, is the tale of an internet scam gone horribly awry and the attempts of one woman to try and right the wrong.
Here's an interview Russell did with Will about the book.
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