A pediatric emergency physician and activist takes on medical colonialism in a new book that discusses the treatment of Indigenous children in Canada's medical system. A mystery writer with ten years of volunteer experience at Montreal's Jewish General Hospital sets his latest series in part in a very similar institution, with a nurse as a main character. This week's guests, writers Richard King and Samir Shaheen-Hussain, discuss the power of books to change how we think about health, healthcare, and how the system serves (or doesn't) the most vulnerable among us.
Guest(s) : Richard King,Author Samir Shaheen-Hussain, Pediatric Emergency Physician, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University Rebecca Lloyd, Director, Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore Piedad Saenz, Children's Bookseller, Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore
Presented by the Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec, Writers Unbound is a series highlighting the best of Montreal’s local literary community. Developed in partnership with the Quebec Writers’ Federation, the show pairs two writers in conversation with host Shelley Pomerance, inviting them to reflect on their work and on what inspires them. Each episode also includes thematic book recommendations by local booksellers Librairie Drawn & Quarterly.