May 2012

Peggy Blair

  "I wanted a character who balanced on that knife edge of corruption every day".-- Peggy Blair  In this episode: * Peggy Blair on The Beggar's...

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TNC Special: Shelagh's extended conversation with Lynne Van Luven

Lynne Van Luven is mastering the art of anthology.  She has edited and co-edited several essay collections including Nobody's Mother: Life Without Kids and Somebody's Child:...

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Esi Edugyan

  "You almost feel that he's cultivated this personality where he's very very inward, he's almost totally unknowable, and this is very deliberate."-- Esi Edugyan  In...

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Literary Smackdown #8

  Literary Smackdown #8 To Re-Read or Not To Re-Read Old WorkSharon Butala vs. Jane Urquhart   Canada Writes and The Next Chapter present our eigth literary...

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Vincent Lam

  "It was both terrifying and liberating to see that the country had changed so drastically".-- Vincent Lam  In this episode: Vincent Lam on The Headmaster's...

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TNC Special: Shelagh's extended conversation with Vincent Lam

In 2006, 32-year old physician Vincent Lam won the Scotiabank Giller Prize for his collection of medical short stories Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures. Over the past six...

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Michael Christie

  "This guy who is sifting through dumpsters and pushing a cart all over the city is probably expending more energy than anyone with a...

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