Friday November 17, 2017
Madeleine Thien and Catherine Leroux take the reins for Canadian issue of Granta
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- The many sides of Eric McCormack, from performing in Stratford to Will & Grace's wild success
- New music releases: looking at albums by Mavis Staples and Morrissey
- Madeleine Thien and Catherine Leroux take the reins for Canadian issue of Granta
- Buffy Sainte-Marie makes music for a new generation of activists
- Charlotte Day Wilson, Green Day and more: music from today's episode
- Full Episode
One of Britain's most prestigious literary magazines is honouring Canada. Granta's upcoming issue will be entirely devoted to Canada, highlighting new works of fiction, poetry, memoir and photography from a range of Canadian writers and photographers. Author's Madeleine Thien and Catherine Leroux were tapped as the issue's editors. Today, they'll talk to guest host Ali Hassan about the long but rewarding process of going through over 1,000 submissions and share some of the wonderful pieces they discovered.
Granta will be hosting a number of upcoming events in Canada, including:
Nov. 24 - Banff Centre for the Arts
Nov. 25 - Calgary, Wordfest
Nov. 30 - Montreal, Drawn & Quarterly
Dec. 2 - Victoria, Munro's Books
For more information, head over to Granta's website.
— Produced by Chris Trowbridge
*The full audio will be added to this post following the broadcast.