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A Literary Love Story: Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson Explore Toronto's Lit. Scene of the 60s and 70s in New Podcast

For those interested in discovering (or re-living) Toronto's vibrant literary community of the 1960s and 70s, the newest installment of House of Anansi's 128 Sterling podcast ought to be required listening.

In the new episode, hosted by Noah Richler, Canadian author and conservationist Graeme Gibson (who sadly passed away in September at the age of 85) and his partner, author and poet Margaret Atwood, discuss the beginnings of House of Anansi as well as the origins of the community that spawned it. Kickstarted by poet Dennis Lee and writer David Godfrey in the basement of Godfrey's Toronto home, Gibson and Atwood met in 1970 through their common association with the fledgling publisher, which at the time was experiencing early success with Gibson's experimental novel Five Legs as well as Atwood's Governer-General's Award-winning The Circle Game.

Take a listen to the podcast here