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 September 08, 2017
John le Carré is a master of Cold War spy thrillers like 'The Spy Who Came In From The Cold' and 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.' He's 85 now and he's just published his 24th novel, 'A Legacy of Spies.' But should you read it?
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
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