Great Canadian Writers

A look at some of the great author interviews TVO has conducted with popular Canadian writers.

  • Mordecai Richler talks to Daniel about his new book of essays Broadsides.Click to play video on this page

    Mordecai Richler in conversation with Daniel Richler

    13:15
  • Novelist, poet, and critic, Margaret Atwood talks about her work and herself.Click to play video on this page

    Interview: Margaret Atwood

    1976
    25:01
  • Steve Paikin interviews Richler about his new book "This Year in Jerusalem", which explores some of his thoughts on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.Click to play video on this page

    Interview: Mordecai Richler

    11:37
  • nn-Marie MacDonald Her debut novel Fall on Your Knees was a runaway hit, and earned the writer a coveted spot as a guest on Oprah. Tina talks to MacDonald about her new book The Way the Crow Flies.Click to play video on this page

    Interview: Ann-Marie MacDonald

    1976
    22:09
  • Studio 2 profiles East coast writer Alistair MacLeod after he made the shortlist for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, worth $172,000. He had been nominated for his novel ,No Great Mischief,.Click to play video on this page

    Alistair MacLeod

    2000
    6:32
  • In a rare television interview, the Canadian literary giant shares her story with Paula Todd.Click to play video on this page

    Interview: Alice Munro

    45:04
  • The Ontario writer and two-time Giller nominee, Barbara Gowdy writes about love in all its variations in her latest novel The Romantic.Click to play video on this page

    Interview: Barbara Gowdy

    9:51
  • Tina Srebotnjak interviews best selling Canadian writer Yann Martel about his book 'Life of Pi'.Click to play video on this page

    Interview: Yann Martel

    2001
    9:36