Archive: Authors at Harbourfront

The Festival of Authors at Toronto's Harbourfront is one of the world's foremost literary events, annually attracting many celebrated authors to the stage to read from their works. This series showcases these authors in performance and in selected clips from interviews and discussions.


Air Date: May 23, 1989 - 28:50
Margaret Atwood launches "Cat's Eye," which explores the world of childhood secrets, loyalties, and betrayals.
Air Date: May 09, 1989 - 28:49
Originally from the U.K. and now living in the United States, Susan Cooper reads from "The Dark Is Rising."
Air Date: May 02, 1989 - 28:49
Jay McInerney and Kathy Acker, both originally from New York, read from their latest works.
Air Date: April 25, 1989 - 28:49
Award-winning author A.S. Byatt of the U.K. reads from her semi-autobiographical novel, "Sugar and Other Stories."
Air Date: April 18, 1989 - 28:49
Saul Bellow reads from "Humboldt's Gift," and discusses the role of family and religion in his novels.
Air Date: April 11, 1989 - 28:49
Penelope Lively of the U.K. reads from "Moon Tiger," and discusses the role of history in her novels.
Air Date: April 04, 1989 - 28:49
South African author Christopher Hope discusses politics and writing, and reads from "Kruger's Alp" and "Black Swan."
Air Date: March 28, 1989 - 28:49
John Crowley of the United States reads from his latest novel, "Egypt."
Air Date: March 21, 1989 - 28:49
Morley Callaghan reads from his latest book, "A Wild Old Man on the Road," and is interviewed by his son Barry Callaghan (Part 2).
Air Date: March 14, 1989 - 28:50
A host of leading writers and academics pay tribute to Morley Callaghan, and Callaghan is interviewed by his son Barry Callaghan (Part 1).
Air Date: March 07, 1989 - 28:49
Nayantara Sahgal of India reads from her latest novel, "Mistaken Identity."
Air Date: February 28, 1989 - 28:49
Award-winning novelist Salman Rushdie of the U.K. gives his views on censorship and politics, and reads from "The Satanic Verses".
Air Date: February 14, 1989 - 28:49
At Harbourfront, Anton Shammas of Israel reads from his bestselling novel, "Arabesques."
Air Date: February 07, 1989 - 28:49
Witi Ihimaera, a Maori from New Zealand, reads from "The Matriarch," a novel that won him the 1986 Wattie Book of the Year award.
Air Date: January 31, 1989 - 28:49
Jan Morris of the U.K., considered one of the world's most famous travel writers, reads extracts from some of her works, and discusses her style of writing.
Air Date: January 24, 1989 - 28:50
At Harbourfront, Frank Moorhouse of Australia reads from a work in progress, and from his last published book of short stories, "Room Service."
Air Date: January 17, 1989 - 28:50
At Harbourfront, Marta Tikkanen of Finland reads from "Love Story of the Century," which was based on her struggles with an alcoholic husband, and "Little Red Riding Hood," a work in progress.
Air Date: January 10, 1989 - 28:49
At Harbourfront, James Fenton discusses his experiences as poet, theatre critic, opera librettist, and journalist, and launches "All the Wrong Places".