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Success doesn’t equal money for writer Marian Engel

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Marian Engel talks to Barbara Frum about the difficulty of earning a living in Canada through the sale of books.  Referring to what she calls a “tap-dance act”, she lists how authors have to get creative to find ways to supplement royalty payments.

Broadcast Medium: Television
Program: The Journal
Broadcast Date: Nov. 19, 1982
Interviewer: Barbara Frum
Host: Peter Kent
Guest: Marian Engel
Duration: 5:21

Did You know?


• Marian Engel talked about writing the novel Bear in this 1978 interview.

• Marian Engel was born May 24, 1933 in Toronto, and she died Feb. 16, 1985 in Toronto.


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