HAL WAKE has been engaged with the literary community in Canada for more than 30 years. He has conducted on-stage interviews with Alice Munro, Jonathan Safran Foer, Richard Ford, Sharon Olds, Rohinton Mistry, Michael Chabon, Joseph Boyden and Anne Michaels amongst many others. In the mid ‘80’s he was the book producer for the most influential public radio program in Canada, Morningside with Peter Gzowski. He has hosted or moderated hundreds of literary events at Festivals in Vancouver, Victoria, Sechelt, New York, London (UK), Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. He is an Honorary Member of the Writers Union of Canada and he recently completed 12 years as the Artistic Director of the Vancouver Writers Fest.