Last week, I received a lovely email informing me that I’d won tickets to the upcoming CBC Radio One Book Club taping featuring Guy Gavriel Kay, one of my absolute writing idols. The even is on May 5th, and will air live on CBC Radio on the following weekend. I’ll be sure to link to any version available online. I’ve never had the chance to meet Kay before, so being able to do so in the intimate setting of a Radio One Book Club is like a dream come true.

A little about the CBC Radio One Book Club:

Welcome to the CBC Radio Studio One Book Club! This program was created to give book lovers the chance to meet their literary heroes in the warm and intimate setting of CBC Radio’s Studio One. It’s a free event for 120 very lucky audience members. The audience also has the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the author’s background, inspiration, and experiences.

For those in the Vancouver area, tickets are still available to be won!

Canada’s own international best-selling fantasy fiction author Guy Gavriel Kay is coming to the CBC Radio Studio One Book Club in Vancouver. His new novel “Under Heaven” is getting rave reviews! It’s set during the glory of the Tang Dynasty in China and is an adventure that has everything readers around the world love about Guy’s epic stories. Come join the discussion with Guy Gavriel Kay in the intimate setting of Studio One on Wednesday May 5 at 6:30 pm at the CBC. The only way to get in, is to win! Go to to enter for free tickets.

Tell them I sent you, and increase your chance to win!*

As the blurb about the event mentions, I’ll have audience participation is part of the gig, so if you have any questions you’d like me to (try to) throw Kay’s way, just leave ’em in the comments section! In the meantime, I’ll be doing my damnedest to finish Under Heaven before the event!

*I have no idea if this will work, I just like to feel important….

  • Chad Hull April 26, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    I just finished Ysabel and it kinda ended with a ‘splat’ to me, but Kay is still one of my favorites. I would love to meet.

  • Elle May 5, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    I had the great pleasure to interview Kay a few years ago. He was generous with his time and spent 90 minutes talking with me, though the “work” of the interview could have been done in 20.

    I sometimes think that if I could tell my 18-year-old self I would get to do that one day, her head would explode.

    His speech about Robert Jordan after his passing showed a lot of class and made some great points in Jordan’s favour vis a vie his critics.

    New visitor; this is a neat site.