The Anansi Blog

Seven Questions for Ronald Wright November 26 2014

1. What have you been up to since A Short History of Progress? The last chapter in A Short History of Progress gave me the idea for my next book, What Is America?, published in 2008, which followed the money from Inca gold in the 1530s to the Industrial Revolution and the rise of the USA. That in … Read More

Five Questions for Adrienne Clarkson November 14 2014

Former Governor General and Massey Lectures author Adrienne Clarkson took some time to answer a few questions for us: 1.  What inspired you to write about the topic of belonging? I think I was inspired by the idea of belonging because it is the story of my own life.  When you come to Canada as … Read More

Meet the Massey Lectures App March 25 2014

Uncover the full legacy and history of the Massey Lectures Series, from 1961 to today. Learn more about selected Massey authors, their lives, achievements, and beliefs. Explore the complex web of themes within the Massey universe, and hear unique thoughts and insights from the lecturers themselves. And then contribute to the conversation yourself.   Download … Read More

Massey Lectures update: Neil Turok and The Universe Within March 26 2013

Massey Lectures Rebroadcast Details: Tune in to CBC Radio One’s Ideas March 25-29 at 9:00 p.m. (9:30 p.m. in NFLD) to catch the rebroadcast of the 2012 Massey Lectures, The Universe Within: From Quantum to Cosmos by world-renowned physicist Neil Turok. Watch Neil Turok on TVO’s Allan Gregg In Conversation: (email subscribers, please click through … Read More

Massey Lectures Broadcast November 12 2012

This year’s CBC Massey Lectures, The Universe Within: From Quantum to Cosmos by world-renowned physicist Neil Turok, are a visionary look at the way the human mind can shape the future. Here’s how you can experience the Masseys: Listen to the broadcast on CBC Radio One’s IDEAS, which starts TONIGHT: November 12-16, 9:00 p.m. (9:30 … Read More

Author events this week and an important video March 27 2012

Anansi and Groundwood authors on the radio and across Canada this week: Adam Gopnik (Winter) Monday, March 26 to Friday, March 30 Rebroadcast of Winter, the 2011 CBC Massey Lectures, on CBC Radio One’s Ideas Weekdays at 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. NT) and Mondays at 2 p.m. (2:30 p.m. NT)   Lynn Coady (The Antagonist) … Read More