The host and curator of Books on the Radio, Sean Cranbury talks to Joseph Planta about the site, his interviews with authors and those in the book trade, his reading habits, and more.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.
Sean Cranbury joins me now. He is the host of a very fine literary podcast, Books on the Radio, that airs on CJSF 90.1 FM, the public radio station at SFU. The program features interviews and insights on books and publishing. The website is www.booksontheradio.ca. Its host is passionate about books, and informed, because he’s an ardent reader, and because he’s been in the book trade here in Vancouver for the past 20 years. He’s also an organiser of BookCamp Vancouver, and is the director of creative awareness for the Vancouver Biennale. The website is regularly updated and new programs air on CJSF Wednesdays, and they’re on the website that afternoon. His most recent show was with the National Post’s gossip columnist and now novelist, Shinan Govani. Previously, Hal Wake from the Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival was on. They’re great programs, and interesting conversations are had. As a fan of interviews, having done a few here on this website, I’m a fan of Sean’s. And I’m glad he’s on today. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Sean Cranbury; Good morning, Mr. Cranbury.