'Professional observer' and retired journalist Azzo Rezori turns to fiction

Retired CBC journalist Azzo Rezori has lived a colourful life through several countries and career changes, all the while writing in his spare time.

Azzo Rezori's debut book is called Ben Tucker's Truck and Other Stories

Azzo Rezori's debut collection of fiction is called Ben Tucker's Truck and Other Stories. (Heather Barrett/CBC)

Retired CBC journalist Azzo Rezori has lived a colourful life through several countries and career changes.

All that time, Rezori was writing – poetry, observations, and then professionally as a journalist.   

"As I started meeting people and you start discovering the world through the eyes of a professional observer, I started to write fiction,"  said Rezori.

By the time he retired from the CBC in 2016, Rezori said he had a "mountain" of material, and he thought, 'Well, maybe I should just put it together.'  

Hear AzzoRezori talk with Weekend AM's Heather Barrett about his debut collection of short fiction, Ben Tucker's Truck and Other Stories, from Boulder Publications.   

Retired CBC journalist Azzo Rezori talks to Weekend AM's Heather Barrett about his debut collection book, Ben Tucker's Truck and Other Stories. 9:30

About the Author

Heather Barrett

CBC

Heather Barrett is the host and producer of Weekend AM on CBC Radio One in Newfoundland and Labrador.