Canadian Literary Scene
An hour of literary pieces. The first is from 1965 and it's a look at Canada's literary scene from the program Room for Argument. The guests were Mordecai Richler, Robert Fulford and Davidson Dunton.
The Canadian literary scene was quite a different one some thirty years later when the writer M.J. Vassanji won the first ever Giller award. Just weeks later, he was a guest on the program Writers and Company with Eleanor Wachtel. Since then Vassanji has written a further six books, one of them a biography of Mordecai Richler.
Also from November 1994 and the program Writers and Company, an interview with John Keegan- a man who never wore a uniform for any armed force, but who knows a lot about war, having made a career of writing about conflict stretching back to earliest recorded history. Eleanor Wachtel spoke to him on her program Writers and Company. Since this interview first aired. Keegan has been knighted, and has written another eleven books- all about war.