Interview with biographer and critic Elizabeth Hillman Waterston, by Kevin Courrier, from 1987.
On this day in 1874, Lucy Maud Montgomery was born. Montgomery is best known as the author of Anne of Green Gables (1908) and a series of related novels and short stories, including Chronicles of Avonlea. Among Waterston's vast and varied writing are several devoted to the life and work of L.M. Montgomery, including five volumes (and two complete collections) of Montgomery's journals which she co-edited with Mary Henley Rubio. When Waterston and Courrier spoke in 1987, The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery, Vol. II. had just been published by Oxford University Press.
The segment first aired on the radio show On the Arts, on CJRT-FM in Toronto in 1987. For more from Kevin Courrier, and other arts critics, visit us at www.criticsatlarge.ca.