Becky Toyne is a freelance books columnist, editor and literary event publicist. She is the “Should I Read It?” columnist for Day 6 on CBC Radio One, and a regular host and interviewer at literary events including the International Festival of Authors and Toronto Literary Salon. Find her online at www.beckytoyne.com
Contributors - Becky Toyne
Friday June 16, 2017
Every summer cottage getaway brings up the same dilemma: what books to pack in your beach bag? Becky Toyne walks us through her five hand-picked selections.
Friday May 12, 2017
Her first book, The Girl on The Train, was a bestseller and a Hollywood blockbuster. Now Hawkins' follow-up, Into The Water, is a buzz book for 2017. Should you believe the hype?
Friday February 03, 2017
Paul Auster is back with his first novel in seven years, the 860-page 4321. It's an epic, ambitious take on four versions of the central character's life. But should you read it? Day 6 books columnist Becky Toyne has the answer.
Friday June 19, 2015
Our books columnist Becky Toyne returns for our popular annual feature: The Ultimate Summer Reading List. We also give away two prize packs to listeners who engage in our online conversation. Our summer reading question this year: "What book should be on the shelf in every summer cottage?"Listen 8:16
Friday June 20, 2014
For your chance to win all the books on Becky Toyne's summer reading list, just go to the Day 6 Facebook page and share your pick for the perfect summer book, then send us an email email@example.com to let us know that you have. Please include your mailing address. Becky Toyne's Summer Reading List My summer reading list for Day...Listen 8:35
Aaron Hagey-MacKay has been performing sketch comedy for over 10 years with his troupe, Jape. They won the Producer's Pick Award in 2008 at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, and won the Best of the Fest Award at the Montreal Sketchfest in 2013. He's currently a Producer of the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival and a writer for TheBeaverton.com
Thursday March 27, 2014
Canada's lottery agencies are coming together to brainstorm a new national lottery that appeals to young adults, who aren't buying lotto tickets as frequently as their parents. Day 6 contributors Aaron Hagey-MacKay and Simon Pond imagine what a national lottery for Generation Y might be like....Listen 2:34
Thursday January 16, 2014
This week Google spent $3.2 billion on Nest, a company known for its high-tech thermostats. Day 6 contributors Aaron Hagey-Mackay and Courtney Walker bring us a romantically complicated look at the future of smart appliances.Listen 4:34