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Shelagh's feature interview with Dionne Brand

Dionne Brand is perhaps best known as a poet... with good reason.  In 2011 she won the Griffin Poetry Prize for her collection Ossuaries --...

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Charles Foran, Edmund Metatawabin

"We are all one accident of chance, one accident of birth, from being the other girl."-- Charles Foran. In this episode: * Charles Foran on Planet...

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Aislinn Hunter, if you liked "Twelve Years A Slave"...

"We are so hungry as a species to be regarded and not to be a ghost moving through the lives of others."-- Aislinn Hunter. In...

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Elizabeth Renzetti, Stacey May Fowles

"I like to think of it as an alcohol-soaked revenge comedy."-- Elizabeth Renzetti. In this episode: * Elizabeth Renzetti on Based on a True Story* Terry...

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Shelagh's extended conversation with Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood's latest book is Stone Mattress, a collection of nine stories that she describes as "tales," because they all have a touch of the...

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Margaret Atwood, Tom Rachman

"There is a reason why religions stress forgiveness. It's very hard to do."-- Margaret Atwood. In this episode: * Margaret Atwood on Stone Mattress: Nine Tales* Tom Rachman on The...

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Richard Wagamese, Jillian and Mariko Tamaki

"There's displaced fathers and displaced sons everywhere in our communities and I thought: that's me, that explains part of my life."-- Richard Wagamese. In this...

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Shelagh's feature interview with Richard Wagamese, author of Medicine Walk

Richard Wagamese became a household name when his novel Indian Horse was part of Canada Reads in 2013. It is a haunting, powerful novel about a...

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Elaine Lui, Nancy Lee (Encore)

"The joke is that my mother gave birth to me on the mah-jong table... and the game resumed within five minutes."-- Elaine Lui. In this episode...

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Shelagh's extended conversation with Elaine Lui (Encore)

As a maven of celebrity gossip, Elaine ("Lainey") Lui is no shrinking violet. But it's her mother who's the star of Elaine's "sort of" memoir, Listen...

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