RBC Taylor finalists Max Eisen, Matti Friedman, Ross King, Marc Raboy, and Diane Schoemperlen will have five days of activities in Toronto in early March, leading up to the Prize award on Monday, March 6. On Thursday, March 2, at 7 pm, the five finalists will appear in a round-table discussion moderated by the Globe …
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Recent interviews: Maclean’s, Open Book, Huffington Post, RBC Taylor Prize
Maclean’s Article: “RBC Taylor Prize: Spotlight on Marc Raboy” Open Book Huffington Post RBC Taylor Prize
Marc Raboy speaks at Atwater Library
Marc Raboy focussed on Marconi’s many local connections during a lunchtime talk at Montreal’s Atwater Library. One of the highlights – not included in his book! – was the story of McGill University’s unsuccessful efforts to prevent Marconi from erecting a radio transmitter on top of Mount Royal because it feared the signal would interfere …
Marconi honoured by Association of American Publishers
Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World was one of two books awarded Honorable Mention in the category of Biography and Autobiography, by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers. The Association’s annual PROSE awards honour the year’s best professional and scholarly books, journals and electronic publications in 53 categories. …
Recent reviews: Literary Review, Radio User, Books Ireland, Physics World, La Lettura (Italy)
Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World continues to attract the attention of reviewers around the world. A recent sampling includes: Literary Review (pdf) Radio User (pdf) Books Ireland Physics World La Lettura
Marconi shortlisted for RBC Taylor Prize
Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World is shortlisted for the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize. Read more about the finalists here. The jury citation for Marconi is available here.
Marconi year-end round-up
Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World ended 2016 on various year-end book lists, including: National Post 2016 booklist CBC 2016 gift book suggestions Sunday Times top choice Writers Trust recommended best books of 2016 Nature, Top 20 books of 2016 Booklist online top 10 science
Marc Raboy interviewed on San Francisco radio KGO
Article commemorates anniversary of first transatlantic signal
Marc Raboy today published an article in The Ottawa Citizen marking the 115th anniversary of Marconi’s historic transatlantic signal from Cornwall, England to Signal Hill, Newfoundland. The article was reproduced by Postmedia newspapers across Canada via the canada.com web portal.
Marconi longlisted for RBC Taylor Prize
Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World has been longlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize for Canadian non-fiction, one of the country’s most prestigious literary awards. Read the announcement here.