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THE BIBLIO FILE is one of the world's leading podcasts about "the book" and an inquiry into the wider world of book culture. Hosted by Nigel Beale it features wide ranging conversations with authors, poets, book publishers, booksellers, book editors, book collectors, book makers, book scholars, book critics, book designers, book publicists, literary agents and other certified bibliophiles.

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Jul 27, 2018

 

 

 

John Ralston Saul was elected President of International PEN in October 2009 (his term ended in 2015).

His award-winning essays and novels have had an impact on political and economic thought in many countries. Declared a “prophet” by TIME magazine, he is included in the prestigious Utne Reader’s list of the...


Nov 16, 2017

Scott Griffin, (born 1938) is a Canadian businessman and philanthropist best known for founding the Griffin Poetry Prize in 2000, one of the world's most generous poetry awards, and 'Poetry In Voice', a bilingual recitation competition for Canadian high schools. 

Griffin is chairman, director and majority shareholder...


Jun 21, 2012

Mordecai: The Life and Times has been called the ‘award-winningest’ book in Canadian literary history.

I met recently with its author Charles Foran to talk about its subject, Mordecai Richler. The guts, aggression, honesty and pride of the man; a man who did things, who wrote to engender conversation, argument, who...


Jan 20, 2012

According to her website, "Charlotte Gray is one of Canada’s best-known writers, and author of eight acclaimed books of literary non-fiction. Born in Sheffield, England, and educated at Oxford University and the London School of Economics, she began her writing career in England as a magazine editor and newspaper...


Dec 7, 2011

Glenn Gould was a world renowned classical pianist and an 'eccentric genius'— a 'solitary, headstrong, hypochondriac virtuoso.'  Abandoning stage performances in 1964, he concentrated instead on mastering recordings, radio, television, and print. His sudden death at age fifty stunned the world, but his music and...