The Word This Week

Show #7-05 – November 25, 2007

Douglas Coupland
Multi-faceted writer and visual artist, Douglas Coupland discusses his latest novel, The Gum Thief, as well as the role of art in mass culture.

International Festival of Authors
From celebrity authors to small publishers, the 28th annual International Festival of Authors in Toronto had a little something for everyone, including more poetry and children's lit than ever before. This year, PEN Canada kicked off the festival with an on-stage conversation between Margaret Atwood and Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin.

Out In Bad Standings
Biker clubs such as The Hells Angels, Outlaws MC and Bandidos usually make headlines for all the wrong reasons while the inner workings of such clubs remain a mystery. Videographer Lars Peter Bjornson chats with a well respected former member of Bandidos, Edward Winterhalder.

David Gilmour
Award winning scribe, David Gilmour is back with another well received work: The Film Club: A True Story of a Father and Son. The book equal parts film history and poignant family memoir.


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