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About Books this Saturday, August 27, brings you reviews of books by authors not afraid to reconstruct the past to suit the present. As they point out, we all do it.
The books covered are Disaster Was My God (Bruce Duffy on Arthur Rimbaud), The Sense of an Ending (Julian Barnes) and, in an author profile, Colony of Unrequited Dreams (Wayne Johnston).
Links to sources for all items in this edition of About Books are in the notes at the end of this post.
New to About Books on VoicePrint?
About Books – on VoicePrint – is a half-hour program of book news, book reviews and author profiles broadcast in Canada on Saturdays, in most places at 7:30pm local time.
Diane Lepawsky covers nonfiction one week, and I cover fiction the next week. This week is my turn.
VoicePrint programming is “must-carry” for any digital cable service in Canada. Shaw carries it in Vancouver as channel 889 in its Digital Basic package. For the others, check the VoicePrint channel guide.
Anyone can listen online at four different times by choosing any one of four different regional schedules and clicking on Listen Now at the top right of the page for that schedule. For more background, check out About Books: My On-Air Debut on VoicePrint.
Kathleen Byrne reviews Bruce Duffy’s Disaster Was My God: A Novel of the Outlaw Life of Arthur Rimbaud for the Globe and Mail
Sandra Martin reviews Julian Barnes’s Sense of Ending in the Globe and Mail
John Barber profiles author Wayne Johnston (Colony of Unrequited Dreams) in the Globe and Mail