Writers Off the Page: Susan Sontag - Part Three: “The Arts Give Humans Dignity”
Writers Off the Page: 40 Years of TIFA ❭
Writers Off the Page is a biweekly podcast series produced by Toronto Public Library that presents the best of 40 years from the archives of the Toronto International Festival of Authors (formerly known as IFOA: International Festival of Authors). Between 10-20 minutes long, episodes feature interviews, readings and discussions with some of the 20th century's best-known writers. Works by Susan SontagFrom AmericaThe Volcano Lover“Godot Comes to Sarajevo” (New York Review of Books article) Books about Susan SontagSwimming in a Sea of Death: a Son’s Memoir by David RieffSempre Susan: a Memoir of Susan Sontag by Sigrid NunezSontag: Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser Other Related Books or MaterialsWaiting for Godot: Tragicomedy in Two Acts by Samuel BeckettUbu Roi: Drama in Five Acts by Alfred JarryRegarding Susan Sontag: a 2015 documentaryAbout the HostNovelist Randy Boyagoda is a professor of English at the University of Toronto and principal of St. Michael’s College, where he holds the Basilian Chair in Christianity, Arts, and Letters. He is the author of three novels: Original Prin, Beggar's Feast, and Governor of the Northern Province. His fiction has been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize (2006) and IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize (2012), and named a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice Selection (2012 and 2019) and Globe and Mail Best Book (2018). He contributes essays, reviews, and opinions to publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, First Things, Commonweal, Harper’s, Financial Times (UK), Guardian, New Statesman, Globe and Mail, and National Post, in addition to appearing frequently on CBC Radio. He served as President of PEN Canada from 2015-2017. Music is by Yuka From the ArchivesWriters Off the Page: 40 Years of TIFA is the first series associated with the Toronto Public Library’s multi-year digital initiative, From the Archives, which presents curated and digitized audio, video and other content from some of Canada’s biggest cultural institutions and organizations.**Thanks to the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) for allowing TPL access to their archives to feature some of the best-known writers in the world from moments in the past. Thanks as well to Library and Archives Canada for generously allowing TPL access to these archives.