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Marsha Lederman

Marsha Lederman

Marsha Lederman was born in Toronto, the youngest of three daughters. Her parents, Polish Jews, were Holocaust survivors. She is the author of Kiss the Red Stairs: The Holocaust, Once Removed. Marsha graduated from the Radio and Television Arts program at Ryerson (now Toronto Metropolitan University), and completed a subsequent English literature degree at York University. She began working full time as a radio journalist in 1991, first in Barrie, then Hamilton and finally in Toronto, at Q107 and AM 640. When the latter became Talk 640, Marsha began working as a talk show host. She joined CBC Radio in 2000, initially as morning news editor in Toronto. She held a variety of positions until 2005, when she became CBC Radio’s inaugural National Arts Reporter. In 2007, she left the CBC – and Toronto – to become The Globe and Mail’s Western Arts Correspondent. She likes to say she has the best job in Canada. ?Born in Toronto, she has lived in Vancouver since 2007.

Writers Festival Appearances