Ann-Marie MacDonald, Charter of Readers' Rights and Freedoms
In this episode (originally aired October 20, 2014):
* Ann-Marie MacDonald on Adult Onset
* Ruth Moody on All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
* Jason Proctor proposes a Charter of Readers' Rights and Freedoms, which is seconded by Robert Priest, Vivien Shotwell, Kate Pullinger, and Ben Kaplan
* George Murray, author of Whiteout, on being Poet Laureate of St. John's, NL
Shelagh's extended interview with Ann-Marie MacDonald:
Ann-Marie has always used her life for inspiration and raw material, and that continues in Adult Onset. It features a protagonist whose biographical details are very similar to Ann-Marie's personal history and current life. The story unfolds over the course of a week in the life of a well-known writer who is married to a woman with whom she has two children. An ageing pitbull rounds out the family.
When Ann-Marie spoke to Shelagh about Adult Onset, she was extremely forthcoming about the parallels between the novel and her life. Her candour, coupled with her razor-sharp wit and profound insight, made for a riveting conversation.
We hope you enjoy this full-length, unedited version of Shelagh's extended conversation with Ann-Marie MacDonald.