WAM May 28-29 John Ralston Saul
Many people consider John Ralston Saul as one of the pre-eminent thinkers in the country. And it’s not just Canadians who think that way - Time magazine calls him a prophet, and the Utne Reader declared him one of the top 100 leading visionaries in the world.
Memorial University took note of this, I’m sure, and this week presented Saul with an honorary doctorate of letters at its spring convocation. They say he is “a writer and thinker unbounded by the restrictions of discipline or doctrine,” and that “John Ralston Saul has given Canadians the opportunity to rethink their identities.”
I took the opportunity of his visit to the province to speak with John Ralston Saul about one of his recent activities, he serves as series editor for the Penguin collection of biographies of Extraordinary Canadians.
But first I asked John Ralston Saul how it felt to be granted an honorary doctorate from Memorial.