Creator of CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes and Gemini Award winner, Mary Walsh, talks about her new work, Crying For The Moon, with Tom Power. Hosted by Danila Botha.
Presented in partnership with CBC Books.
Danila Botha is the author of the acclaimed 2010 short fiction collection, Got No Secrets, published in Canada by Tightrope Books and in South Africa by Modjaji Books. Her debut novel, Too Much on the Inside (Quattro Books, 2015), won a Book Excellence Award for Contemporary Novel and was shortlisted for the ReLit Award. Her second short fiction book For All the Men (and Some of the Women) I’ve Known was named a finalist for the Trillium Book Award in 2017. Danila teaches Creative Writing at University of Toronto and at the Humber School for Writers. She is currently finishing a new novel and a new collection of short stories. She lives in Toronto with her family.
Tom Power is an award-winning musician and broadcaster who hosts the national arts & entertainment program q on CBC Radio One.
Mary Walsh was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She studied acting at Ryerson University and is the creator of the CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes. She is a versatile actor and has appeared in both dramas and comedies, including the Gemini Award-winning Hatching, Matching and Dispatching, which she wrote and starred in. Recently, Walsh has performed in Sensitive Skin, Rookie Blue and Slasher. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and has received a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. She presents Crying for the Moon.