Wed, 4 Aug 2010 11:00:00 GMTAcclaimed non-fiction writer and doctor Abraham Verghese talks about how his new novel, Cutting for Stone (now available in paperback), came to be.
Wed, 25 Nov 2009 11:00:00 GMTThe Age of Persuasion authors Terry O'Reilly and Mike Tennant explain just how vast the impact of advertising is on our modern lives.
Thu, 29 Oct 2009 11:00:00 GMTCanada'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.
Wed, 28 Oct 2009 11:00:00 GMTMother-Daughter team Linda Haynes and Devin Connell share the inspiration and development for their new cookbook, Two Dishes.
Thu, 1 Oct 2009 11:00:00 GMTJoan 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.
Wed, 30 Sep 2009 11:00:00 GMTFor 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.
Tue, 29 Sep 2009 11:00:00 GMTIn 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.
Wed, 16 Sep 2009 11:00:00 GMTMichael 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).
Wed, 16 Sep 2009 11:00:00 GMTThomas Trofimuk discusses the various voices that weave together the story in Waiting for Columbus.
Wed, 16 Sep 2009 11:00:00 GMTIn Becoming George Sand, Rosalind Brackenbury explores the complexity and multifariousness of love and relationships.
Thu, 20 Aug 2009 11:00:00 GMTMichael Crummey explores the mythology and realities of life in Newfoundland in his new novel, Galore.
Thu, 20 Aug 2009 11:00:00 GMTNurse and author Tilda Shalof shares the stories of ICU nurses from across North America in Lives in The Balance.
Thu, 20 Aug 2009 11:00:00 GMTLinden MacIntyre's new novel explores the world of Catholic priests, of guilt, and of betrayal in The Bishop's Man.
Thu, 20 Aug 2009 11:00:00 GMTIs 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.
Thu, 20 Aug 2009 11:00:00 GMTWhere 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.
Wed, 19 Aug 2009 11:00:00 GMTThomas Homer-Dixon addresses the twin problems of climate change and oil consumption in our near future in his new book, Carbon Shift.
Wed, 13 May 2009 11:00:00 GMTNaturopathic 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.
Wed, 13 May 2009 11:00:00 GMTEric 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.
Wed, 13 May 2009 11:00:00 GMTClaire Letemendia explains how her budding academic career led to her debut novel, The Best of Men.
Wed, 10 Dec 2008 11:00:00 GMTDamon Galgut explores the idea of corruption in his new novel, The Impostor, and which character, among many, is the title character.
Wed, 10 Dec 2008 11:00:00 GMTAuthor Daniel Clay discusses his various inspirations for Broken, a darkly funny debut novel narrated by Skunk, an eleven-year-old girl in a coma.
Mon, 03 Nov 2008 11:00:00 GMTGiles 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.
Mon, 03 Nov 2008 11:00:00 GMTListen 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.
Mon, 03 Nov 2008 11:00:00 GMTEnjoy an audio interview with Jane F. Kotapish, author of the extraordinary debut novel, Salvage.
Mon, 06 Oct 2008 11:00:00 GMTMichael 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'.
Mon, 06 Oct 2008 11:00:00 GMTListen 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.
Mon, 06 Oct 2008 11:00:00 GMTA 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.
Tue, 19 Aug 2008 11:00:00 GMTListen 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.
Tue, 05 Aug 2008 11:00:00 GMTListen 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.
Tue, 03 Jun 2008 11:00:00 GMTEnjoy an interview with one of Canada's best poets, as Patrick Lane discusses Red Dog, Red Dog, his extraordinary debut novel.
Tue, 06 May 2008 11:00:00 GMTListen 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.
Tue, 06 May 2008 11:00:00 GMTPerhaps 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.
Tue, 06 May 2008 11:00:00 GMTCheck 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.
Wed, 16 Apr 2008 11:00:00 GMTSit 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.
Wed, 16 Apr 2008 11:00:00 GMTListen 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.
Tue, 22 Jan 2008 11:00:00 GMTListen 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.
Tue, 22 Jan 2008 11:00:00 GMTListen 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.
Thu, 22 Nov 2007 11:00:00 GMTWilliam Marsden discusses Stupid to the Last Drop – his controversial book about the environmental Armageddon that Alberta is bringing to Canada.
Thu, 22 Nov 2007 11:00:00 GMTListen 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.
Thu, 22 Nov 2007 11:00:00 GMTSit 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.
Thu, 22 Nov 2007 11:00:00 GMTDon’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.
Thu, 20 Sep 2007 11:00:00 GMTHear our interview with the award-winning author of The Garneau Block as he discusses his new novel, The Book of Stanley.
Thu, 20 Sep 2007 11:00:00 GMTSit 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.
Thu, 20 Sep 2007 11:00:00 GMTListen to an interview with bestselling author of Random Passage and Waiting for Time, Bernice Morgan, as she describes her upcoming novel Cloud of Bone.
Thu, 20 Sep 2007 11:00:00 GMTDon'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.
Wed, 15 Aug 2007 11:00:00 GMTKristin Cochrane, Associate Publisher of Doubleday Canada, speaks with Mohsin Hamid about his new book The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
Wed, 15 Aug 2007 11:00:00 GMTEllen Seligman, Publisher (Fiction) and Vice-President, McClelland and Stewart, speaks with Michael Ondaatje about his new book Divisadero.
Wed, 08 Aug 2007 13:00:00 GMTMichael Schellenberg, Senior Editor of Knopf Canada, speaks with Heather Mallick about her new book Cake or Death.
Wed, 08 Aug 2007 13:00:00 GMTColleen Clarke, Publicity Manager at Random House Canada, speaks with Jen Sookfong Lee about her new book The End of East.
Wed, 18 Jul 2007 15:00:00 GMTAnne Collins, Publisher of Random House Canada, speaks with Sally Armstrong about her new book The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor.
Wed, 04 Jul 2007 13:00:00 GMTAnne Collins, Publisher of Random House Canada, speaks with Alissa York about her new novel Effigy.
Wed, 20 Jun 2007 15:00:00 GMTDiane Martin, Publisher of Knopf Canada, speaks with Chantal Hebert about her new book French Kiss.
Wed, 06 Jun 2007 15:00:00 GMTMark Veldhuizen, Director of Advertising for Random House of Canada, speaks with bestselling author Jane Smiley about her new novel Ten Days in the Hills.
Wed, 23 May 2007 15:00:00 GMTTim Rostron, Senior Editor for Doubleday Canada, speaks with former 60 Minutes reporter, Barry Lando, about his new book Web of Deceit.
Wed, 09 May 2007 15:00:00 GMTMike Fuhr, Marketing Manager for Random House of Canada, speaks with author Shaena Lambert about her new novel Radiance.
Wed, 11 Apr 2007 15:00:00 GMTNadine Silverthorne, Online Content Specialist at Random House Canada, speaks with New Face of Fiction author Neil Smith about his novel Bang Crunch.
Wed, 28 Mar 2007 15:00:00 GMTDinah Forbes, Executive Editor, McClelland and Stewart, speaks with Jose Latour about his novel Outcast.
Thu, 1 Mar 2007 15:00:00 GMTDiane Martin, VP, Publisher Knopf Canada, speaks with Don Hannah about his novel Ragged Islands.
Wed, 7 Feb 2007 15:00:00 GMTAnne Collins, Publisher of Random House Canada, speaks with bestselling author Douglas Coupland about his novel JPod.
Wed, 31 Jan 2007 15:00:00 GMTAnne Collins, Publisher of Random House Canada, speaks with bestselling author Charles Frazier about his new novel Thirteen Moons.
Wed, 24 Jan 2007 15:00:00 GMTMark Veldhuizen, Director of Advertising for Random House of Canada, speaks with Stephen Cole about The Canadian Hockey Atlas.
Wed, 17 Jan 2007 15:00:00 GMTPamela Murray, Managing Editor of Random House Canada, speaks with Carol Off about Bitter Chocolate.
Wed, 10 Jan 2007 15:00:00 GMTHeather Sangster, Freelance Editor for McClelland and Stewart, speaks with Noah Richler about This is My Country, What's Yours?
Wed, 3 Jan 2007 15:00:00 GMTMichael Schellenberg, Senior Editor of Knopf Canada, speaks with John English author of Citizen of the World.
Wed, 20 Dec 2006 15:00:00 GMTMark Veldhuizen, Advertising Director for Random House of Canada, speaks with Diane Setterfield about The Thirteenth Tale.
Wed, 06 Dec 2006 15:00:00 GMTValerie Gow, Imprint Sales Director for Doubleday Canada, speaks with Michael Redhill author of Consolation.
Wed, 29 Nov 2006 15:00:00 GMTLara Hinchberger, Associate Editor for Doubleday Canada, speaks with David Adams Richards about The Friends of Meager Fortune.
Wed, 22 Nov 2006 15:00:00 GMTNadine Silverthorne, Online Content Specialist at Random House of Canada, speaks with Tony Aspler about The Wine Atlas of Canada.
Wed, 15 Nov 2006 15:00:00 GMTScott Sellers, VP, Director, Marketing Strategy, speaks with William Boyd about his new novel Restless.
Wed, 08 Nov 2006 15:00:00 GMTKendall Anderson, Editor Vintage Canada, speaks with Robert J Wiersema about his new novel Before I Wake.
Wed, 01 Nov 2006 15:00:00 GMTMartha Kanya-Forstner, Executive Editor Doubleday Canada, speaks with Mark Haddon about his new novel A Spot of Bother.
Fri, 27 Oct 2006 15:00:00 GMTExecutive Publisher Louise Dennys interviews Anita Rau Badami about Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?
Fri, 06 Oct 2006 15:00:00 GMTIn Episode 1, Random House Canada Publisher Anne Collins interviews author Kevin Patterson about his new novel, Consumption.