CBC Bookshelf

Andrew Pyper on All In A Day, with host Alan Neal

On Oct. 30, 2013, horror writer Andrew Pyper spoke to All In A Day host Alan Neal about his new book, The Demonologist,  which has Professor David Ullman using symbols and riddles from the pages of Paradise Lost to track the demon that has captured his daughter. Pyper, along with authors Carsten Stroud and Corey Redekop, was part of Things That Go Bump, an evening of spooky talk at the Ottawa Writers Festival.

 

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Alan Neal with members of Blue Rodeo, Oct. 24, 2013

On Oct. 24, 2013, All In A Day host Alan Neal welcomed Jim Cuddy, Greg Keelor and Mike Boguski of Blue Rodeo to the kick-off event of the Ottawa Writers Festival. The evening was a celebration of the 20-year anniversary of the now-classic album Five Days in July, released in October 1993. Joining the conversation (and playing) on-stage were special guests Jully Black, Mike Dubue, Andy Maize, and Lynne Hanson.

Jim Cuddy on All In A Day, 2009

From 2009, a conversation between Jim Cuddy and host Adrian Harewood about Blue Rodeo, romantic songs and playing in -15 degree weather. Listen to All in a Day weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. on CBC Radio One, 91.5 FM in Ottawa.

Andrew Steinmetz on his new book, This Great Escape

Ottawa writer Andrew Steinmetz's new book This Great Escape tells the tale of his cousin, a Jewish actor who escaped Germany during the war. And there are fascinating connections to the 1963 movie of (almost) the same name.

All In A Day Book Panel talks Margaret MacMillan and Michael Winter

The All In A Day Book Panel presents the high- and the low-brow of the latest in literature. Ottawa Writers Festival Director Sean Wilson, and Ann Archer of the Ottawa Public Library, discuss The War that Ended Peace by Margaret MacMillan, Extraordinary by David Gilmour, Minister without Portfolio by Michael Winter and Longbourn by Jo Baker.

Colin Mochrie on All In A Day (2013)

Colin Mochrie tells All In A Day host Alan Neal that he likes improv because, basically, he’s lazy. Sure, lazy like a fox. The quick-witted comic has penned a collection of stories that begin as ‘classics’ before taking readers in bizarre new directions. Copies of Not Quite the Classics will be available on-site when he speaks to CBC anchor Lucy van Oldenbarneveld at the Ottawa Writers Festival on Nov. 11, 2013.

Charlotte Gray on All In A Day (2012)

When she was a guest on All In A Day in 2012, author Charlotte Gray was in the process of 'defending’ a Canada Reads nominee from Ottawa, Jane Urquhart. Gray’s latest bestseller is The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master and the Trial that Shocked a Country. She will discuss that book, and writing life in general, along with author Denise Chong on Oct. 29, 2013, at the Ottawa Writers Festival. CBC News Ottawa anchor Lucy van Oldenbarneveld will moderate, and a booksigning will follow the event.

New Books by Margaret Atwood, Joseph Boydon and Lewis deSoto

The All In A Day Book Panel presents the high and the low brow of the latest in literature. Ottawa Writers Festival Director Sean Wilson, and Ann Archer of the Ottawa Public Library, review The Orenda by Joseph Boyden, MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood, and The Restoration Artist by Lewis deSoto. You can hear All in a Day weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. on CBC Radio One, 91.5 FM in Ottawa.

 

 

Denise Chong on All In A Day (2009)

From All In A Day in 2009, Denise Chong talks about the pro-democracy student uprising in 1989 Tiananmen Square. Her new book, Lives of the Family: Stories of Fate and Circumstance, explores the universal immigrant experience. Oct. 29, 2013, Chong appears with fellow author Charlotte Gray at the Ottawa Writers Festival, in conversation with  CBC News Ottawa anchor Lucy van Oldenbarneveld.

Sally Armstrong on All In A Day (2009)

In this All In A Day interview from 2009, author Sally Armstrong gives a fascinating perspective on the progress of the war in Afghanistan to that point. At this year’s Ottawa Writers Festival, Sandra Abma of CBC News Ottawa will moderate a discussion with Armstrong about her new book, Ascent of Women. Women the world over are marching to protest honour killing, polygamy, stoning and a dozen other religiously or culturally sanctified acts of violence. Sally Armstrong’s new work brings us these voices from the barricades

Wayne Johnston on All In A Day (2011)

“Dear Lazarus: You’re only as dead as you feel”. That’s one of the voices from “A World Elsewhere” by Wayne Johnston, in discussion with Alan Neal on All In A Day in 2011. This year, he will be reading from The Son of a Certain Woman , which has been described as Johnston’s funniest, sexiest and most controversial yet. Adrian Harewood, host of CBC News Ottawa, moderates the on-stage conversation with Johnston at the Ottawa Writers Festival, Sept. 30, 2013.