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SUNDAY February 24

0730 It's book awards season. But most of the awards are for fiction. Is that fair? Mary Ito asked Erin Balser from CBC Books, Diane Turbide, publishing director of Penguin Canada, and Andrew Westoll, winner of the 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for his book "The Chimps Of Fauna Sactuary".
Listen audio (runs 13:57)
For more discussions about matters-literary, visit the
CBC Books website. And while you're in a bookish mood, check out the
Penguin Canada and
Andrew Westoll's websites

0800 Joel and Ethan Coen have been at the forefront of American filmmaking since 1984. Over that period they've moved from edgy independent upstarts to Oscar-winning, internationally acclaimed film artists. The Grid's film critic Adam Nayman joined Mary to explore the evolution of the Coen brothers movies.
Listen audio (runs 12:33)
Adam will present a lecture on this topic at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre in Toronto. That happens on Monday, February 25th. All the details are on the Miles Nadal website.
If you're into films, you can also check out Adam's and The Grid websites.
The audio for this item will be posted on the following Tuesday.

0830 Pavlo is a Torontonian who's made the world his musical stage. He's taken his unique style of "Mediterranean music" to audiences all over the globe. Pavlo joined Mary to talk about the success of his music...and also his diversions into the creation of Pavlo-branded guitars and wine.
Listen audio (runs 12:04)
NOTE: Music clearance restrictions prohibit inclusion of music originally contained in this item.
Pavlo will be in concert at The Studio at Hamilton Place in Hamilton on March the 8th. The next night [Mar 9} he'll be at The Academy Theatre in Lindsay.
All the details are on Pavlo's website.