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Episode 73 : Abraham Verghese author of Cutting for Stone

2010-08-04
Length: 12s

Acclaimed non-fiction writer and doctor Abraham Verghese talks about how his new novel, Cutting for Stone (now available in paperback), came to be. …

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Episode 72 : Terry O'Reilly and Mike Tennant authors of The Age of Persuasion

2009-11-25
Length: 4s

The Age of Persuasion authors Terry O'Reilly and Mike Tennant explain just how vast the impact of advertising is on our modern lives. …

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Episode 71 : Rex Murphy author of Canada and Other Matters of Opinion

2009-10-29
Length: 9s

Canada's most distinctive commentator, Rex Murphy, chats about talking to strangers on tour, his non-celebrity status at home in Newfoundland, and the politics of Global Warming. …

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Episode 70: Linda Haynes and Devin Connell, authors of Two Dishes

2009-10-28
Length: 5s

Mother-Daughter team Linda Haynes and Devin Connell share the inspiration and development for their new cookbook, Two Dishes. …

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Episode 69: Joan Clark author of Road to Bliss

2009-10-01
Length: 10s

Joan Clark takes up the challenge of writing for teens in Road to Bliss. In this interview, Joan explains why she doesn't try to "teach" through her young adult novels, and how she came to this story. …

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Episode 68: Karen Connelly author of Burmese Lessons

2009-09-30
Length: 10s

For Karen Connelly, Burma united her political and emotional connections to South Asia. From the same period and place that inspired her novel The Lizard Cage comes her memoir, Burmese Lessons. …

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Episode 67: Denise Chong author of Egg on Mao

2009-09-29
Length: 7s

In Egg on Mao, Denise Chong brings to light the story of Lu Decheng, a protester who defaced the portrait of Mao using paint-filled eggs – an unthinkable act during the height of China's Communist regime. …

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Episode 66: Michael Wex author of How to Be a Mentsh (And Not a Shmuck)

2009-09-16
Length: 10s

Michael Wex wants to bring the everyday wisdom gleaned from traditional Jewish texts to a modern world in How to Be a Mentsh (And Not a Shmuck). …

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Episode 65: Thomas Trofimuk author of Waiting for Columbus

2009-09-16
Length: 6s

Thomas Trofimuk discusses the various voices that weave together the story in Waiting for Columbus. …

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Episode 64: Rosalind Brackenbury author of Becoming George Sand

2009-09-16
Length: 4s

In Becoming George Sand, Rosalind Brackenbury explores the complexity and multifariousness of love and relationships. …

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Episode 63: Michael Crummey author of Galore

2009-08-20
Length: 9s

Michael Crummey explores the mythology and realities of life in Newfoundland in his new novel, Galore. …

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Episode 62: Tilda Shalof author of Lives in the Balance

2009-08-20
Length: 6s

Nurse and author Tilda Shalof shares the stories of ICU nurses from across North America in Lives in The Balance. …

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Episode 61: Linden MacIntyre author of The Bishop's Man

2009-08-20
Length: 10s

Linden MacIntyre's new novel explores the world of Catholic priests, of guilt, and of betrayal in The Bishop's Man. …

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Episode 60: Chris Hedges author of Empire of Illusion

2009-08-20
Length: 7s

Is the WWE a metaphor for our modern society? This is just one lens Chris Hedges has used to explore our society and its problems in Empire of Illusion. …

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Episode 59: Lauren Kirshner author of Where We Have To Go

2009-08-20
Length: 10s

Where We Have To Go started out as a short story, but as Lauren Kirshner explains, her character, Lucy Bloom, had a bigger story to tell. …

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Episode 58: Thomas Homer-Dixon author of Carbon Shift

2009-08-19
Length: 8s

Thomas Homer-Dixon addresses the twin problems of climate change and oil consumption in our near future in his new book, Carbon Shift. …

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Episode 57: Natasha Turner author of The Hormone Diet

2009-05-13
Length: 7s

Naturopathic Doctor, Natasha Turner, relates her personal experience with hormone imbalances, and how that led to her research the hormonal diet approach in The Hormone Diet. …

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Episode 56: Eric Walters author of Tell Me Why

2009-05-13
Length: 7s

Eric Walters tells us about how he came to write a non-fiction book for children, Tell Me Why, which is meant to inspire, provoke and engage our youth. Along the way, he met some truly amazing young adults. …

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Episode 55: Claire Letemendia author of The Best of Men

2009-05-13
Length: 7s

Claire Letemendia explains how her budding academic career led to her debut novel, The Best of Men. …

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Episode 54: Damon Galgut author of The Impostor

2008-12-10
Length: 7s

Damon Galgut explores the idea of corruption in his new novel, The Impostor, and which character, among many, is the title character. …

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Episode 53: Daniel Clay author of Broken

2008-12-10
Length: 6s

Author Daniel Clay discusses his various inspirations for Broken, a darkly funny debut novel narrated by Skunk, an eleven-year-old girl in a coma. …

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Episode 52: Giles Blunt author of No Such Creature

2008-11-03
Length: 11s

Giles Blunt talks to publisher Anne Collins about his new novel, No Such Creature, and his temporary departure from the dark world of his Cardinal series. …

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Episode 51: Russell Banks author of The Reserve

2008-11-03
Length: 10s

Listen in on a chat between Louise Dennys, Executive Publisher of Knopf, Random and Vintage Canada and Russell Banks, author of The Reserve, as well as The Sweet Hereafter and Affliction, among other novels. …

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Episode 50: Jane F. Kotapish author of Salvage

2008-11-03
Length: 8s

Enjoy an audio interview with Jane F. Kotapish, author of the extraordinary debut novel, Salvage. …

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Episode 49: Mary Lou Finlay author of The As It Happens Files

2008-10-06
Length: 8s

Michael Schellenberg sits down with Mary Lou Finlay to talk about her new book, The As It Happens Files. Listen as she tells of her love of 'stories'. …

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Episode 48: Gwynne Dyer author of Climate Wars

2008-10-06
Length: 10s

Listen as Gwynne Dyer, author of Climate Wars, tells us why we need to start honestly talking about Climate, and the disappointing way Canada has failed to act. …

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Episode 47: Bryce Wylde author of The Antioxidant Prescription

2008-10-06
Length: 8s

A favourite at CityTV's Breakfast Television, Bryce Wylde joins us to talk about The Antioxidant Prescription. Here, he describes why the human health threshold is so important, and how you can get your body to do what it does best on its own. …

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Episode 46: Miriam Toews author of The Flying Troutmans

2008-08-19
Length: 8s

Listen in to a conversation between best-selling author Miriam Toews and Associate Publisher Michael Schellenberg as they talk about the themes of her forthcoming novel, The Flying Troutmans. …

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Episode 45: Andrew Davidson author of The Gargoyle

2008-08-05
Length: 6s

Listen as The Gargoyle author, Andrew Davidson, tells Anne Collins about how his lead characters, the eccentric Marianne Engel and the nameless narrator, came to be. …

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Episode 44: Patrick Lane author of Red Dog, Red Dog

2008-06-03
Length: 8s

Enjoy an interview with one of Canada's best poets, as Patrick Lane discusses Red Dog, Red Dog, his extraordinary debut novel. …

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Episode 43: Mel Hurtig author of The Truth About Canada

2008-05-06
Length: 6s

Listen in as Mel Hurtig chats about his latest book The Truth About Canada with Douglas Gibson, Publisher of Douglas Gibson Books at McClelland and Stewart. …

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Episode 42: Marie Phillips author of Gods Behaving Badly

2008-05-06
Length: 7s

Perhaps the Gods were smiling on Marie Phillips when she submitted her book Gods Behaving Badly for publication. Listen in on this conversation with Anne Collins, Publisher Random House Canada, to discover the good luck in getting thirteen deals within three weeks. …

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Episode 41: Peter Carey author of His Illegal Self

2008-05-06
Length: 7s

Check out this video trailer for two-time Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey’s His Illegal Self. It’s a boisterous, moving tale about a monumental adventure in the life of a precocious seven-year-old boy as he seeks out his parents. …

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Episode 40: Nick Heil author of Dark Summit

2008-04-16
Length: 8s

Sit in as Nick Heil chats about his experience in writing about the deadly and controversial 2006 climbing season on Mount Everest. Dark Summit is a riveting account of the death of climber David Sharp, and the troubling investigation into whether the pursuit of the ultimate mountaineering prize has spiraled out of control. …

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Episode 39: Catherine O'Flynn author of What Was Lost

2008-04-16
Length: 7s

Listen in on the conversation between Mark Veldhuizen, Advertising Director, and Catherine O'Flynn as they discuss the background of her new novel What Was Lost, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and won the Costa First Novel Award in the UK. …

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Episode 38: Jan Wong author of Beijing Confidential

2008-01-22
Length: 11s

Listen in as Mike Fuhr, Director of National Accounts Marketing chats with award-winning journalist Jan Wong about Beijing Confidential and her quest to find someone she encountered briefly in 1973, and whose life she was certain she had ruined forever. …

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Episode 37: Henning Mankell author of Kennedy's Brain

2008-01-22
Length: 6s

Listen to Publisher of Vintage Canada Marion Garner in conversation with Henning Mankell, internationally acclaimed author of the Inspector Wallander mysteries about his new thriller Kennedy’s Brain. …

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Episode 36: William Marsden author of Stupid to the Last Drop

2007-11-22
Length: 8s

William Marsden discusses Stupid to the Last Drop – his controversial book about the environmental Armageddon that Alberta is bringing to Canada. …

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Episode 35: Janette Turner Hospital author of Orpheus Lost

2007-11-22
Length: 9s

Listen in as Mark Veldhuizen, Advertising Director for Random House of Canada, speaks with Janette Turner Hospital about her new novel, Orpheus Lost, and the role of music in the story. …

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Episode 34: David Davidar author of The Solitude of Emperors

2007-11-22
Length: 10s

Sit in on this candid conversation between President and Publisher of McClelland and Stewart Doug Pepper and his long-time friend and author of The Solitude of Emperors David Davidar. …

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Episode 33: Mary Novik author of Conceit

2007-11-22
Length: 6s

Don’t miss this one! Mary Novik discusses Conceit — a historical first novel (long-listed for the 2007 Scotiabank Giller Prize) about the poet John Donne’s daughter Pegge. …

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Episode 32: Todd Babiak author of The Book of Stanley

2007-09-20
Length: 8s

Hear our interview with the award-winning author of The Garneau Block as he discusses his new novel, The Book of Stanley.…

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Episode 31: Sir Martin Gilbert author of Churchill and the Jews

2007-09-20
Length: 10s

Sit in as Sir Martin Gilbert speaks with Marilyn Biderman, Director of Rights and Contracts for McClelland and Stewart, about Churchill and the Jews and the effect on today’s terrorism if Churchill had lived for another twenty years.…

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Episode 30: Bernice Morgan author of Cloud of Bone

2007-09-20
Length: 6s

Listen to an interview with bestselling author of Random Passage and Waiting for Time, Bernice Morgan, as she describes her upcoming novel Cloud of Bone.…

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Episode 29: John Mighton author of The End of Ignorance

2007-09-20
Length: 8s

Don't miss John Mighton's revolutionary call for a new understanding of how people learn as he talks about his important book, The End of Ignorance.…

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Episode 28: Mohsin Hamid author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist

2007-08-15
Length: 6s

Kristin Cochrane, Associate Publisher of Doubleday Canada, speaks with Mohsin Hamid about his new book The Reluctant Fundamentalist.…

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Episode 27: Michael Ondaatje author of Divisadero

2007-08-15
Length: 8s

Ellen Seligman, Publisher (Fiction) and Vice-President, McClelland and Stewart, speaks with Michael Ondaatje about his new book Divisadero.…

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Episode 26: Heather Mallick author of Cake or Death

2007-08-08
Length: 7s

Michael Schellenberg, Senior Editor of Knopf Canada, speaks with Heather Mallick about her new book Cake or Death.…

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Episode 25: Jen Sookfong Lee author of The End of East

2007-08-08
Length: 9s

Colleen Clarke, Publicity Manager at Random House Canada, speaks with Jen Sookfong Lee about her new book The End of East.…

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Episode 24: Sally Armstrong author of The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor

2007-07-18
Length: 6s

Anne Collins, Publisher of Random House Canada, speaks with Sally Armstrong about her new book The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor.…

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Episode 23: Alissa York author of Effigy

2007-07-04
Length: 9s

Anne Collins, Publisher of Random House Canada, speaks with Alissa York about her new novel Effigy.…

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Episode 22: Chantal Hebert author of French Kiss

2007-06-20
Length: 9s

Diane Martin, Publisher of Knopf Canada, speaks with Chantal Hebert about her new book French Kiss.…

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Episode 21: Jane Smiley author of Ten Days in the Hills

2007-06-06
Length: 7s

Mark Veldhuizen, Director of Advertising for Random House of Canada, speaks with bestselling author Jane Smiley about her new novel Ten Days in the Hills.…

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Episode 20: Barry Lando author of Web of Deceit

2007-05-23
Length: 8s

Tim Rostron, Senior Editor for Doubleday Canada, speaks with former 60 Minutes reporter, Barry Lando, about his new book Web of Deceit.…

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Episode 19: Shaena Lambert author of Radiance

2007-05-09
Length: 7s

Mike Fuhr, Marketing Manager for Random House of Canada, speaks with author Shaena Lambert about her new novel Radiance.…

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Episode 18: Neil Smith author of Bang Crunch

2007-04-11
Length: 10s

Nadine Silverthorne, Online Content Specialist at Random House Canada, speaks with New Face of Fiction author Neil Smith about his novel Bang Crunch.…

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Episode 17: Jose Latour author of Outcast

2007-03-28
Length: 6s

Dinah Forbes, Executive Editor, McClelland and Stewart, speaks with Jose Latour about his novel Outcast.…

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Episode 16: Don Hannah author of Ragged Islands

2007-03-01
Length: 7s

Diane Martin, VP, Publisher Knopf Canada, speaks with Don Hannah about his novel Ragged Islands.…

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Episode 15: Douglas Coupland author of JPod

2007-02-07
Length: 17s

Anne Collins, Publisher of Random House Canada, speaks with bestselling author Douglas Coupland about his novel JPod.…

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Episode 14: Charles Frazier author of Thirteen Moons

2007-01-31
Length: 9s

Anne Collins, Publisher of Random House Canada, speaks with bestselling author Charles Frazier about his new novel Thirteen Moons.…

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Episode 13: Stephen Cole author of The Canadian Hockey Atlas

2007-01-24
Length: 7s

Mark Veldhuizen, Director of Advertising for Random House of Canada, speaks with Stephen Cole about The Canadian Hockey Atlas.…

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Episode 12: Carol Off author of Bitter Chocolate

2007-01-17
Length: 9s

Pamela Murray, Managing Editor of Random House Canada, speaks with Carol Off about Bitter Chocolate.…

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Episode 11: Noah Richler author of This is My Country, What's Yours?

2007-01-10
Length: 10s

Heather Sangster, Freelance Editor for McClelland and Stewart, speaks with Noah Richler about This is My Country, What's Yours?…

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Episode 10: John English author of Citizen of the World

2007-01-03
Length: 9s

Michael Schellenberg, Senior Editor of Knopf Canada, speaks with John English author of Citizen of the World.…

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Episode 9: Diane Setterfield author of The Thirteenth Tale

2006-12-20
Length: 13s

Mark Veldhuizen, Advertising Director for Random House of Canada, speaks with Diane Setterfield about The Thirteenth Tale.…

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Episode 8: Michael Redhill author of Consolation

2006-12-06
Length: 9s

Valerie Gow, Imprint Sales Director for Doubleday Canada, speaks with Michael Redhill author of Consolation.…

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Episode 7: David Adams Richards author of The Friends of Meager Fortune

2006-11-29
Length: 10s

Lara Hinchberger, Associate Editor for Doubleday Canada, speaks with David Adams Richards about The Friends of Meager Fortune.…

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Episode 6: Tony Aspler author of The Wine Atlas of Canada

2006-11-22
Length: 9s

Nadine Silverthorne, Online Content Specialist at Random House of Canada, speaks with Tony Aspler about The Wine Atlas of Canada.…

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Episode 5: William Boyd author of Restless

2006-11-15
Length: 10s

Scott Sellers, VP, Director, Marketing Strategy, speaks with William Boyd about his new novel Restless. …

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Episode 4: Robert J Wiersema author of Before I Wake

2006-11-08
Length: 7s

Kendall Anderson, Editor Vintage Canada, speaks with Robert J Wiersema about his new novel Before I Wake.…

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Episode 3: Mark Haddon author of A Spot of Bother

2006-11-01
Length: 19s

Martha Kanya-Forstner, Executive Editor Doubleday Canada, speaks with Mark Haddon about his new novel A Spot of Bother. …

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Episode 2: Anita Rau Badami, author of Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?

2006-10-27
Length: 12s

Executive Publisher Louise Dennys interviews Anita Rau Badami about Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?…

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Episode 1: Kevin Patterson, author of Consumption

2006-10-06
Length: 9s

In Episode 1, Random House Canada Publisher Anne Collins interviews author Kevin Patterson about his new novel, Consumption.…

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