Thursday, November 27, 2008 | Categories: Episodes |
Me, here. Shelagh.
I know it's been a while (a long while) since my last
which was my first entry. Too many books, too little time.
Not that I'm complaining. N-o-o-o-sir-ee.
Thanks to Tom H. for keeping the blog-fire going.
I am thinking about Lawrence Hill. And if you have been listening
to The Next Chapter since its inception--you may be wondering
who hasn't? His novel "The Book of Negroes" has surfaced not once,
(Randy Boyagoda was looking at reviews of and reactions to the book
outside of Canada) but twice (the singer and broadcaster Molly Johnson has it
on her bedside table) and it comes up again this Saturday as one of the five books
selected for Canada Reads. This time, his champion is Avi Lewis.
We are talking to all the writers who have novels up for the Canada Reads debate.
And we begin with Larry. And it will be our second conversation about The Book of
Negroes. Hope you can tune in.