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My Life in Books with Red Széll

Join broadcaster Red Széll in one-on-one interviews with authors who discuss their life, works and three books that have resonated with them. Sundays at 2 p.m. Eastern.

My Life in Books with Red Széll

Join broadcaster Red Széll in one-on-one interviews with authors who discuss their life, works and three books that have resonated with them. Sundays at 2 p.m. Eastern.

Recent episodes

Lesley Krueger

Authored on June 23, 2022

This month, Red’s guest is award-winning Canadian author and filmmaker Lesley Krueger.

Her latest novel, "Time Squared," follows a reluctant time traveller across centuries and continents as she struggles for a sense of agency in a world dominated by patriarchal preoccupations.

If that sounds heavy, fear not, Lesley has a knack for blending the weighty topics she explores with a playfulness that makes her brand of historical literary fiction hard to put down.

Join Lesley and Red as they explore the liminal corners of life and art.

John Preston

Authored on May 24, 2022

This month, Red’s guest is John Preston, the award-winning journalist and author whose titles include "The Dig," "A Very English Scandal" and, most recently, "Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell."

John has a gift for bringing historical characters back to life, exposing hypocrisy and subterfuge and for blending the tragedy and farce of human endeavour. He also has a wicked turn of phrase honed by his many years on London’s Fleet Street; of disgraced media mogul Robert Maxwell he writes, "His smile was like that of Richard III."

Join John and Red as they discuss larger-than-life characters, spectacular falls from grace and adapting the written word for the screen and audiobook.

Ellen Alpsten

Authored on May 3, 2022

This month, Red’s guest is Ellen Alpsten, whose meticulously researched historical novels, "Tsarina" and "The Tsarina’s Daughter," retell the extraordinary stories of the two women who ushered in a century of female rule in Russia.

Join Ellen and Red as they discuss hair-raising historical events and machinations at the Romanov court in 18th-century St, Petersburg that make Game of Thrones seem like a fairy tale.