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Quillcast episode two: Andrew Westoll and The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary

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Welcome to Quillcast, a new podcast series from our partners at Quill & Quire. Quillcast features behind-the-scenes conversations with authors and publishing insiders. In this episode, Andrew Westoll speaks with Q&Q editor Sue Carter Flinn about his experience writing The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary (HarperCollins Canada).

Andrew Westoll is a Toronto journalist and former primatologist. In The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, which was recently longlisted for the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and named one of Q&Q’s 2011 books of the year, he writes about a group of chimpanzees living out their last days in a Quebec animal sanctuary after enduring years as the subjects of medical testing.

Listen to the episode here, or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Click here to view a slideshow of the Fauna Sanctuary chimps.

Quillcast is produced in partnership with Open Book: Toronto, Open Book: Ontario and The Walrus, with support from Toronto Life. It is supported by the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s Entertainment and Creative Cluster Partnerships Fund.

For more episodes of Quillcast, please visit the Open Book Archives.