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Thursday, March 2, at 8 and 11 PM The Agenda with Steve Paikin convenes its annual roundtable with this year's five RBC Taylor Prize finalists. Click to watch online.

Also on Thursday, March 2, at 7 PM the TPL / IFOA will host a roundtable with this year's five RBC Taylor Prize finalists. The discussion will be moderated by Mark Medley of The Globe and Mail at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library. Book your two free tickets here.


Press for Max Eisen and By Chance Alone

huffingtonpost.ca has posted “By Chance Alone I Survived Auschwitz To Tell My Family's Story” by Max Eisen on The Blog The article says: “I tell my story with the hope that these young people I am speaking with will learn the importance of respect and inclusivity.” Click through to read the blog.

In advance of Monday’s awards ceremony this year’s nominees answered The Globe and Mail’s questions on the origins of their books, the craft of writing, and the importance of non-fiction in an era where the validity of facts is constantly being questioned. Read their comments, compiled by Mark Medley at this link.

CBC Books has posted a Magic 8 Q&A in which Max Eisen shares the hardest thing about being a writer; what keeps him going as a writer, and as a human being; and more. Click through to read the Q&A.


Video Interviews: Max Eisen on By Chance Alone

Max Eisen waited until he was 86 to write his memoir which he has called By Chance Alone. As a finalist for the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize Max Eisen sat down with video crews in Toronto and gave interviews for the Prize, Open Book Toronto, Maclean’s magazine and The Huffington Post Canada.



In this video interview filmed for the RBC Taylor Prize, Max Eisen talks about surviving the holocaust and finding kindness amidst the horror of loss and the satisfaction in finding the words to tell the world. View the RBC Taylor Prize interview here




In this video interview filmed for Open Book Toronto, Max Eisen talks about the horrors of the holocaust and waiting for the right words he needed to tell the world. View the Open Book Toronto interview here




In this video interview filmed for The Huffington Post Canada Max Eisen talks about the horrors of the holocaust and finding the words to tell the world. Huffington Post interview here




Max Eisen was deported to Auschwitz in the spring of 1944. He is a passionate speaker and educator who volunteers at the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, participates in the annual March of the Living event, and lectures for the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center of Canada on their annual From Compassion to Action mission to Auschwitz. He currently resides in Toronto with his wife, Ivy. In this video taped for Maclean’s magazine Max Eisen talks with Brian Bethune about returning to Auschwitz numerous times. His first trip was with his grand-daughter to visit the spirits of family members. Despite all, Bethune points out that Eisen never misses an opportunity to acknowledge a kindness. View the Maclean’s interview, article and excerpt here


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