Episodes: 5 Columns

Interviewing Guru John Sawatsky on how to Interview an Author

John Sawatsky is a Canadian author, journalist and interviewing consultant. Born in Winkler, Manitoba, he attended Simon Fraser University in the late 1960s...

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Interviewing Guru John Sawatsky on how to Interview an Author

Bob Rae on What’s Happened to Politics

Bob Rae is senior counsel with the law firm Olthuis, Kleer Townshend and teaches public policy and governance at...

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Ricardo Cayuela on Books & Reading, Publishing & Bookstores in Mexico

Ricardo Cayuela is a writer, essayist, and founding editor of Letras Libres ("The New Yorker of Mexico"). In 2013 he was appointed Director General...

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Jody Wilson Raybould on Justin Trudeau, telling the truth and keeping promises

Jody Wilson-Raybould, also known by her initials JWR and by her Kwak’wala name Puglaas, is a Canadian politician and the Independent Member of Parliament for the riding of Vancouver...

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John Ivison on his new biography and whether or not Canadians can trust Justin Trudeau

John Ivison is a Scottish Canadian journalist who is Ottawa Bureau Chief for the National Post. Raised in Dumfries, Scotland, he worked as a reporter...

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John Ivison on his new biography and whether or not Canadians can trust Justin Trudeau

Reni Eddo-Lodge on Structural Racism

Reni Eddo-Lodge, is a London based, award winning author and journalist. Her writing focuses on feminism and exposing structural racism. She's the...

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Reni Eddo-Lodge on Structural Racism

Cory Doctorow on Copyright and Writing Science Fiction

Cory Doctorow is an activist, science fiction author and co-editor of the blog Boing Boing. He is also a...

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Cory Doctorow on Copyright and Writing Science Fiction

Claudia Pineiro on crime fiction, and the difference between writing novels and screenplays

Claudia Piñeiro is an Argentine novelist and television scriptwriter best known for writing literary crime novels, most of which are best sellers in Latin America. She was...

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Claudia Pineiro on crime fiction, and the difference between writing novels and screenplays

Alberto Manguel on Packing My Library and the Idiocy of Honesty in Politics

Literature, Jody Wilson Raybould and Canadian Politics

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Alberto Manguel on Packing My Library and the Idiocy of Honesty in Politics

David Moscrop on how to make wise voting decisions during political elections

David Moscrop is a political theorist and SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Communication at the University of...

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David Moscrop on how to make wise voting decisions during political elections

Mark Abley on why poet Duncan Campbell Scott’s reputation is in tatters

Although E.K. Brown, a highly admired literary critic, once called poet and bureaucrat Duncan Campbell Scott "one of the...

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Mark Abley on why poet Duncan Campbell Scott’s reputation is in tatters

Charles Foran on Mordecai Richler

From the Biblio File archives

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Charles Foran on Mordecai Richler

Top Literary Things to do in Buenos Aires

Kit Maude is a Spanish-to-English translator. He received a bachelor’s degree in Comparative American Studies from the University of Warwick....

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Top Literary Things to do in Buenos Aires

Sharp talk from Jonathan Rose on the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing

Jonathan Rose is the William R. Kenan Professor of History at Drew University in Madison, NJ. His fields of...

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Sharp talk from Jonathan Rose on the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing

Ana Maria Cabanellas on the Pleasures and Perils of Publishing in Argentina

Ana María Cabanellas began her career as a lawyer, after which she joined the family-owned publishing company Editorial Heliasta...

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Ana Maria Cabanellas on the Pleasures and Perils of Publishing in Argentina