CBC Producer, Literary Champion Robert Weaver Dies
January 31, 2008 at 5:48 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of ROBERT WEAVER, who championed Canadian writers in his long career as a programmer and producer at the CBC. WEAVER died SATURDAY in TORONTO after a brief illness at 87.
WEAVER joined CBC RADIO in 1948 and developed several shows to feature Canadian authors, including many who went on to international success such as MARGARET ATWOOD, MORDECAI RICHLER, ALICE MUNRO, and ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME 2008 inductee LEONARD COHEN. He also launched the CBC Literary Awards and published several anthologies and founded THE TAMARACK REVIEW.
CBC RADIO ONE's "IDEAS" will air a special two-part show, "ROBERT WEAVER: GODFATHER OF CANADIAN LITERATURE," on FEBRUARY 12th and 13th.