Monday, November 23, 2009 | Categories: Episodes |
Linden McIntyre speaks with Shelagh Rogers in front of a live audience in Burlington, Ontario, about his novel, The Bishop's Man, winner of this year's Giller Prize. It's a story about the Catholic church, about Cape Breton, and about a priest coping with a sexual abuse scandal.
Stuart Woods of Quill & Quire magazine helps us sort out the differences between the fall season's various book prizes, as we announce our shortlist for a new prize: The Next Chapter Award for Best Literary Award. (This includes an investigation of one town's prize for best local poem on the topic of cheese.) On a more serious note, the author Shani Mootoo visits the show to speak with Shelagh about what inspired her to write her new novel, Valmiki's Daughter.