CANADA'S GREATEST STORYTELLERS
Decade by decade these lively book talks take us from 1867 all the way up to today. This survey by the "iconic" Editor and Publisher, Douglas Gibson, is very informal and deals with Canada's greatest fiction writers, both English and French. Bursts of music from each decade enliven this look at Canada's storytellers and their times. Douglas Gibson is the author of Stories About Storytellers (2011) and Across Canada by Story (2015).
Canada's Greatest Storytellers: 2010- the Present
Final Episode: Funny You Don't Look Like One, Joseph Boyden, Dany Laferriere, David Adams Richards, Alice Munro
Canada's Greatest Storytellers: 2000-2010
Episode 15: Alistair MacLeod, No Great Mischief, Alan Fry and Indigenous writers Thomas King, Richard Wagamese, Eden Robinson, and Harold Johnson, Marie Claire Blais, Wayne Johnson, Newfoundland.
Canada's Greatest Storytellers: 1990-2000
Episode 14: More diverse writers emerge, Michael Ondaatje, Carol Shields, Rohinton Mistry, Antonine Maillet and the Acadian Ethnic Cleansing
Canada's Greatest Storytellers: 1980-1990
Episode 13: Canadian Literature in full bloom,Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen, Yves Beauchemin, Pierre Trudeau, Guy Vanderhaeghe, Saskatchewan
Canada's Greatest Storytellers: 1970 -1980
Episode 12: Paul Henderson's Goal, Mordecai Richler, Anne Hebert and Kamouraska, Alligator Pie, Jack Hodgins, Vancouver Island
Canada's Greatest Storytellers: 1960-1970
Episode 11: Oscar Peterson and Martin Luther King, Margaret Laurence, De Gaulle and the FLQ, Jacques Ferron