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Event summary produced by The Globe and Mail Events team. The Globe’s editorial department was not involved.

Each year, The Globe and Mail newsroom reviews thousands of books and selects the best publications for its annual must-read book list, The Globe 100. In December, for the first time ever, this list was brought to life with The Globe 100 Books: Authors’ Hour webcast, which featured compelling conversations with well-known authors and members of The Globe’s award-winning newsroom.

The event featured three spotlight interviews, including a conversation with two-time Giller Prize-winning author Esi Edugyan about her latest work of nonfiction, Out of the Sun: On Race and Storytelling, as well as in-depth discussions with international best-selling novelist Jennifer Robson (whose latest work Our Darkest Night explores the Holocaust from the perspective of a young Jewish woman in Italy), and Olympic gold medalist Hayley Wickenheiser, who, while also working for the Toronto Maple Leafs, recently graduated from medical school and released her new memoir, Over the Boards: Lessons from the Ice. Wickenheiser was interviewed by fellow Globe 100 honouree André Picard, whose latest book, Neglected No More: The Urgent Need to Improve the Lives of Canada’s Elders in the Wake of a Pandemic is also featured on the 2021 list. Sprinkled throughout the event were lively vignettes from members of The Globe and Mail newsroom, including Robyn Doolittle, Robert Fife and Ivan Semeniuk, who shared their top picks from the 2021 edition of The Globe 100 Books list. The event was hosted by The Globe’s Arts and Books Editor Judith Pereira.

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Webcast Playback: The Globe 100