Conversations With Canadian Novelists


(Macmillan Canada, 1971; Vol 1, ISBN 0-7705-0942-8; Vol 2, ISBN 0-7705-1008-6) (available)

In the 1960s, Canadian literature was exploding. Inspired by the famous Paris Review interviews, Donald Cameron - who was then the book columnist at Maclean's, and was not yet Silver - set out to interview both the established novelists and the brilliant newcomers, taking the pulse of Canadian fiction at a seminal moment in its development. The resulting book was published in two parts. The first volume includes Ernest Buckler, Roch Carrier, Robertson Davies, Timothy Findley, Harold Horwood, Margaret Laurence, Jack Ludwig, Hugh MacLennan, Robert Kroetsch and David Lewis Stein. The second includes George Bowering, Morley Callaghan, Dave Godfrey, W.O. Mitchell, Brian Moore, Martin Myers, Mordecai Richler, Gabrielle Roy, Thomas Raddall and Rudy Wiebe. Many of the interviews have been reprinted in various collections, and students and scholars have found the book indispensable

Conversations with Canadian Novelists 1 (Paperback)
Conversations with Canadian Novelists 2 (Paperback)

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