Audio Archives

Photo credit: Tim Matheson 2009The VWF presents audio archives of Festival events with Canadian and international writers. Each event listed below has a short ‘teaser’ clip you can listen to for a taste of the full recording. Click on the Listen to the Full Recording >> next to each event for the full audio segment and to read more about the event and the writer.

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Listing of Audio Archives available:

Esteemed historian, Officer of the Order of Canada, and award-winning author, Margaret MacMillan, discusses her latest book The War that Ended Peace, an examination of the First World War, how it could have been avoided and why it wasn’t.
Recorded at Incite at VPL on Friday, March 28, 2014.
Listen to a clip (02:19):

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After Eleanor Catton won the Man Booker Prize for fiction in October 2013, the Vancouver Writers Fest added a special event with her. We think you will be impressed by her intelligence, ease, charm and great stories.
Recorded at Studio 1398 on Sunday, October 27, 2013.
Sometimes, the setting for a novel by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author is their own life’s backdrop.
Recorded at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church on Wednesday, September 26, 2012.
Listen to a clip (03:58):

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Oh, the prospect of freshly published talent! Bask in the glow of four writers whose work has finally come to be read.
Recorded at the Revue Stage on Tuesday, October 18, 2011.
Listen to a clip (02:46):

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Amongst the promise of new land and a chance to plant new roots, these fiction writers illuminate the personal and cultural conflicts inherent in stories of immigration.
Recorded at Studio 1398 on Friday, October 21, 2011.
Listen to a clip (02:09):

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Love amongst war makes for passionate, pressured characters and an insight to how conflict shapes our lives.
Recorded at the Revue Stage on Saturday, October 22, 2011.
Listen to a clip (02:25):

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If age and experience are any indicators of curiosity, then just listening to these two authors will get you thinking.
Recorded at Studio 1398 on Saturday, October 22, 2011.
Listen to a clip (02:15):

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Desperados, dance-hall girls, miners and churchmen – Charlotte Gray introduces us to some colour characters who couldn’t resist the call to the Klondike.
Recorded at Studio 1398 on Thursday, October 21, 2010.
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Charles Foran delivers us a treat as he discusses with Bill Richardson the man who was the lion of Canadian literature.
Recorded at the Revue Stage on Friday, October 22, 2010.
Listen to a clip (02:44):

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Does your heritage affect how and what you write? For some “Chinese Canadian” authors, the answer is undeniably tense.
Recorded at the Revue Stage on Saturday, October 22, 2011.
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