The Godfather of CanLit

Alice Munro, Austin Clarke and Mordecai Richler have acknowledged their debt to him. From the start of his career at the CBC in 1948, Robert Weaver - radio producer, editor and anthologist - committed himself to discovering and broadcasting the work of new Canadian writers, in programs such as Anthology and CBC Wednesday Night. Montreal writer Elaine Kalman Naves presents an intimate portrait of this shy man, who wore oversized glasses, smoked a pipe and influenced the course of Canadian literature for half a century.
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