Ideas | Dec 31, 2013 | 53:58

Tributes

Paul Kennedy considers instances from 2013 in which acknowledged masters have paid tribute to their inspirational predecessors; from Joni Mitchell talking about Emily Carr- through Jane Urquhart, Miriam Toews and Margaret Drabble celebrating Alice Munro.

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