About

BOTR-SKULLBooks on the Radio is a radio show about books.

It is hosted by Sean Cranbury and broadcast in a monthly magazine edition on CJSF 90.1 FM (Simon Fraser University). It is also available to stream or download via Soundcloud.

The show features author interviews, readings, live recordings, archival audio, performances, technological glitches, and scraps of ephemera gathered from across the literary landscape.

The show is rooted in Canadian writing and publishing but also engages with writers and books from around the world.

Books on the Radio can be considered to be an ongoing experiment with obsolete technologies in the digital age.

Print has been dead for decades and nobody listens to the radio anymore. Both statements inform this opportunity to experiment with these and other technologies, and the freedom to operate in the [theoretical] absence of an audience.

Since its inception in 2009 Books on the Radio has served as an incubator for other literary projects including The Interruption, Real Vancouver Writers’ Series, Bookcamp Vancouver 2009/2010, Giller Light Bash Vancouver 2011, Griffin Poetry Vancouver 2012, the 24 Hour Book Project, The Advent Book Blog, among others.

Books on the Radio continues to grow, adapt and evolve over time.

If you’re interested in knowing more, exploring the possibility of appearing on the show, or sending books for consideration, please send an email to seancranbury @ gmail dot com.

Thanks for reading. And listening.