About Books on VoicePrint This Saturday

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About Books this Saturday, September 10, has a monomaniacal focus on Michael Ondaatje and his The Cat’s Table – just published – with an excerpt, an author profile, and highlights from a review.

Click on the image of the book cover to go to the publisher’s website, where you can browse through the first 30 pages of The Cat’s Table.

Links to other sources for 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.


Author profile of Michael Ondaatje in the form of an interview by John Geiger entitled “Q&A: Michael Ondaatje – a journey of a lifetime” in the Globe and Mail

Sonnet L’Abbé reviews Michael Ondaatje’s The Cat’s Table for the Globe and Mail


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