Eric Friesen’s name and voice are well known to radio listeners. A longtime radio and television personality who has been called one of the most gifted broadcasters in the industry, Eric has hosted many CBC flagship programs, including All in a Day, Radio NoonThe Eric Friesen Show, In Performance, and Studio Sparks. He was also responsible for the long-running Ideas program.

Born in Alton, Manitoba, Eric became hooked on radio at an early age and worked his first on–air shift when he was just a teenager. He has also worked in American public radio and recently created three major radio documentary series featuring Pinchas Zuckerman, Emmanuel Ax and Peter Oundjian.

Eric is an avid gardener who is restoring a natural garden at his home on Amherst Island. He is a local luminary himself, and a frequent presence and presenter at the Queen’s Performing Arts series. This is his third appearance at Kingston WritersFest.