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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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