Archive for December, 2009

Beyond Belfast and Hamilton and Sakatoon and St. John’s and Whitehorse…

I’ve been arranging some cross-Canada radio interviews in the weeks leading up to the year’s most important book-buying season, with Will Ferguson for his new book, a memoir called BEYOND BELFAST.  He’s chatted about his 560-Mile Walk Across Nothern Ireland on Sore Feet with radio hosts in Saskatoon (NewsTalk 650), St. John’s (CBC Weekend Arts Magazine), London (Newstalk 1290 CJBK), Hamilton (AM 900 CHML),  and Whitehorse (CBC Midday Cafe).

It’s a great read and really is the perfect gift for someone with Irish blood or anyone who likes travel stories.

Published by Penguin


December 17, 2009 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

Chief Culture Officer

Grant McCracken, author of CHIEF CULTURE OFFICER: How to Create a Living, Breathing Corporation, wrote an op-ed that appears in today’s Toronto Star.

Upcoming: an interview with CBC’s Nora Young on Radio One program “Spark.” Update: listen here

Watch for more on McCracken and this book — he’ll be in Toronto on January 11, 12.  On Tuesday, Jan 12 McCracken in conversation with Indigo Chief Book Lover (or CCO) at the Manulife location.

How modern companies can harness what is hip –

December 11, 2009 at 8:56 am Leave a comment


It’s “The Beautiful Book” that just keeps getting more and more attention. Co-author Simon Kuper is in Toronto for York University’s Global Football Conference and is doing a bit of media for the book while here:

  • The Fan 590 “The Soccer Show” with Nigel Reed
  • CBC Radio One “Here & Now” with soccer fan Matt Galloway
  • Metro’s “It’s Called Football” column and “The 24th Minute” podcast
  • GolTV “Football Today”
  • The Score TV “The Footy Show”

And fingers crossed for some Globe and Mail coverage.

Something I noticed whilst reading Soccernomics on the subway: men notice women reading Soccernomics on the subway. There you go single ladies — a tip, should you be looking for a man into soccer, that is.

Published by Nation Books.

December 4, 2009 at 8:38 am Leave a comment