August 2013

Guy Gavriel Kay, Susan Musgrave (Encore)

  "I find the human condition is redolent with this aspect of randomness."-- Guy Gavriel Kay.  In this episode (originally aired May 27, 2013): *...

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Shelagh's extended conversation with Guy Gavriel Kay (Encore)

Guy Gavriel Kay has had a stellar career so far. Fans and critics love him. Every one of his twelve novels (and one book...

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Shelagh's extended conversation with Susan Musgrave (Encore)

Susan Musgrave is one of Canada's most unique writers. She's created memorable poetry and has a dramatic personal life. She is married to the writer...

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Shyam Selvadurai, if you like David Sedaris... (Encore)

  "We use the word 'love' sometimes in a very punishing way."-- Shyam Selvadurai.  In this episode (originally aired May 20, 2013): * Shyam Selvadurai...

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What's Graham Greene e-reading? (Encore)

When Shelagh bumped into the actor Graham Greene at a Toronto airport recently, they started talking about reading (of course!) and Shelagh learned that...

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Shannon Moroney, searching for Hawksley Workman (Encore)

  "The forgiveness is something I have to revisit over and over."-- Shannon Moroney.  In this episode (originally aired May 13, 2013): * Shannon Moroney...

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Shelagh's extended conversation with Shannon Moroney (Encore)

In November 2005, Shannon Moroney's life changed forever. She was at a conference in Toronto when there was a knock on her hotel door....

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Tanis Rideout, Saleema Nawaz (Encore)

  "If it's possible to be in love with somebody who's been dead for 80-some years, then I think I might be."-- Tanis Rideout.  In...

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Shelagh's extended conversation with Tanis Rideout (Encore)

Most people know George Mallory as a brave hero. He was an English mountaineer who climbed Mount Everest three times in the 1920s with...

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Joseph Boyden and Richard Wagamese (Encore)

  "Am I going to end up like a bunch of friends who died, OD'd, or am I going to make a statement and...

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Shelagh's extended conversation with Boyden and Wagamese (Encore)

When Shelagh was in school, aboriginal people were pretty well missing from the history curriculum. One of the ways she learned about this missing...

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Don Gillmor, review of Alice Munro (Encore)

  "Debt has become the soundtrack to his life."-- Don Gillmor.  In this episode (originally aired Apr. 22, 2013): * Don Gillmor on Mount Pleasant* Corin...

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George Elliott Clarke, Colin McAdam (Encore)

  "When poetry gets too far away from music it becomes stultified."-- George Elliott Clarke.  In this episode (originally aired Apr. 15, 2013): * George...

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Shelagh's extended conversation with George Elliott Clarke (Encore)

George Elliott Clarke writes really sexy poems. He also writes really political poems. And erudite ones. And poems that are playful and fun. His...

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Shelagh's extended conversation with Colin McAdam (Encore)

Colin McAdam's work has been met with great critical acclaim. His debut novel Some Great Thing was nominated for a Governor General's award and the...

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Annabel Lyon, Political Satire Panel (Encore)

  "What would happiness have looked like for a woman at that time?"-- Annabel Lyon.  In this episode (originally aired Apr. 1, 2013): * Annabel...

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Shelagh's extended conversation with Annabel Lyon (Encore)

Annabel Lyon's novel The Golden Mean won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize in 2009 and it was nominated for just about every other...

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Alan Bradley, CanCon alternative to Ian Rankin's Rebus (Encore)

  "I'm not creating things.  I'm just listening to Flavia as she speaks and she often surprises me."-- Alan Bradley.  In this episode (originally aired...

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Shelagh's extended conversation with Alan Bradley (Encore)

Wicked, witty, delightful, precocious, plucky, mischievous... These are all words that have been used to describe Flavia Deluce.  She's the eleven-year-old sleuth at the...

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