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The Spectator review of Late Nights on Air

Late Nights on Air comes daubed with the usual eulogies, yet this is one book that truly merits the ecstatic blurb and more besides. It is Elizabeth Hay’s third novel, after A Student of Weather (2000) and Garbo Laughs (2003), both of which have been lauded in her native Canada and, to a lesser degree, beyond. Late Nights on Air is set largely in the mid-Seventies, in Yellowknife, the main town of Canada’s Northwest Territories. Harry Boyd, edging into his forties, has failed elsewhere, and has come to lick his wounds at the local radio station where his career began. He is joined there by a motley band of fugitives: honey-voiced Dido who fell in love with her father-in-law further south; clumsy ingénue Gwen, in retreat from an uninspiring home town; as well as some monosyllabic, disdainful veterans. Continue reading Continue reading

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In Conversation: The New Quarterly interview

Elizabeth Hay in Conversation with The New Quarterly Magazine, originally published in spring 2009. The original item is published here with permission of the magazine. Elizabeth Hay – In Conversation With Hannah Albert I began this conversation with Elizabeth Hay … Continue reading

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The Times Literary Supplement review of Late Nights on Air

Here’s an absolute peach, winner of the Giller Prize. It concerns the lives and loves of the people at a radio station on the edge of the Arctic wilderness. Harry Boyd returns to the tiny town of Yellowknife and falls … Continue reading

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Australian radio interview

Listen to Elizabeth Hay’s interview on Australian radio at the ABC Canberra website.

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