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Studio One Book Club: September 2011 Archives

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Erin Bow

I knew from the moment I met author Erin Bow that she was going to be a great guest in the Studio One Book Club.  She has a great sense of humor, a wonderful way of talking about her writing and such an interesting and unexpected back ground in particle physics!

Erin is one of the nominees for this year's TD Children's Literature Prize for her novel Plain Kate. It's a story set in a kind of medieval Russia.  Kate is the daughter of a wood carver and she is learning to be a very talented carver in her own right.  Then, as so often happens in these stories, her world falls apart. She is suspected of being a witch (which will mean certain death) her father dies and she is forced to sell her shadow to a very worrisome character.  As you can imagine things do not get any better after that transaction!

We has such an interesting conversation in the Book Club with Erin about writing and fairy tales and physics!









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Sarah Salway and William Gibson in the Studio One Book Club

Here is the second part of the event featuring author William Gibson as a co-host in conversation with writer Sarah Salway. You can find the first part of the Book Club a little further down this page.

 
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Sarah Salway and William Gibson

What a great time we had in the Studio One Book Club with British author Sarah Salway and writer William Gibson.  This event came about as a result of a conversation we had with William Gibson on his last visit to the book club when we talked about his latest novel Zero History. Afterwards he mentioned that one of his favourite writers, Sarah Salway, was coming to Vancouver in August.  Producer Sheila Peacock, never one to miss a great opportunity, immediately asked William to co-host the club if we could get Sarah on board.

Sarah Salway is the author of novels Something Beginning With, Tell Me Everything and Getting the Picture.  She has also written many short stories and essays and a very entertaining blog.  Right now she is working on a non fiction book about eccentric British gardeners who have bankrupted themselves for their gardens!

Sarah is Writer in Residence at the London School of Economics, has just been named the Canterbury Scholar and is busy as an on line writing mentor. 

I enjoyed reading Sarah's writing so much and was delighted to have her in the Book Club. She has a wonderful sense of humor and a way of talking about writing that is very interesting and inspiring.  It was such a treat to have William Gibson as a co-host for the event and to be able to listen to both of these talented authors talk about their craft, the books they love to read and about how being short sighted as children has impacted their lives!

You can hear the first part of our Book Club with Sarah Salway and William Gibson on Saturday September 3 after the 8 am news.

Sarah and Bill after the CBC Book Club



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