Julija Sukys Talks Epistolophilia on CBC Radio

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Last week I had the pleasure and privilege of making a whirlwind trip to CBC’s studios in London, England, where I had an appointment record an interview with Michael Enright, the host of CBC Radio One’s Sunday Edition.

I’ve heard other writers talk about what a pleasure radio interviews can be. This certainly was the case for me. The cocoon-like atmosphere of the studio appealed to me, and the intimacy of the conversation was heightened by the use of headphones. I had a bit of feedback (an echo of my own voice) in the beginning, but this disappeared as we started to talk.

I’ve always loved radio, and grew up with a constant soundtrack of documentaries, newscasts, interviews and even radio plays in the background. Now, my son is experiencing something similar in his childhood. What a weird pleasure it was for us (even though I would have loved to go back and erase some “umms” and finish a few truncated sentences) to hear my voice coming through the box in the kitchen that delights and informs us each day.

Thanks to Michael Enright and his producer Peter Kavanagh for making the conversation happen. You can listen to the interview here. My part starts around minute 26:15.

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4 thoughts on “Julija Sukys Talks Epistolophilia on CBC Radio

  1. I heard your interview on CBC Radio One’s “Sunday Edition” today and have been surfing the internet ever since for more information. Now that I have a proper spelling of your name and of your new book, I intend to read it!

  2. Hi Janelle! Thanks so much for listening and for persevering long enough to find me. I hope you’ll enjoy the book and share it with friends.

  3. Hi Julija,
    I received your link through your email on the CNFC list. Fascinating interview, and as Elsie commented, very well-chosen music (though I imagine you had no say in that). Looking forward to reading your book, and learning more about Ona Šimaitė.

  4. HI Chris! thanks so much for listening and for taking the time time comment. I hope to meet you at the conference in Vancouver.
    Julija.

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