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Welcome to Open Book: Ontario, your connection to Ontario's literary scene! Fresh & Local: our fresh daily content includes news, profiles, interviews, features and event listings from across the province. We also invite you to explore Ontario's Literary Landmarks and our seasonal online Magazine. Ontario is a vibrant publishing and culture hub, and Open Book is committed to showcasing the people, places, writing and happenings of our literary scene. Enjoy!

Recently on Open Book: Ontario

Profile on The Sawdust Reading Series, with a few questions

By rob mclennan

Call For Submissions: Hamilton Arts & Letters Magazine's 2015 Short Works Prize for writing

Hamilton Arts & Letters Magazine is now accepting submissions for their 2nd Annual Short Works Prize for writing. The prize is presented in partnership with Bryan Prince Bookseller and the Hamilton Public Library, and is open to Hamilton-area writers.

Special Feature! An Interview with Descant Magzaine Editor-in-Chief Karen Mulhallen

This Wednesday, Descant Magazine will celebrate 45 years of publishing at a farewell party that promises to see the magazine off in style.

Ru by Kim Thuy Wins CBC's Canada Reads 2015

After four days of exciting literary debate Ru (Random House Canada), written by Kim Thuy and defended by TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey, was chosen as the "book to break barriers" for the 2015 CBC Canada Reads.

Special Posting: Original Maps of Toronto by Evan Munday, from André Alexis' Fifteen Dogs

Have you ever looked at your pet, lounging on the couch or sleeping in the sun, and thought "now there's someone who has things figured out"?

Joseph Heath Wins The Writers' Trust Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

From our friends at Writers' Trust:

The Writers' Trust of Canada announced last night at the Politics and the Pen gala, held at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa, that Joseph Heath has won the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for his book Enlightenment 2.0: Restoring Sanity to Our Politics, Our Economy, and Our Lives, published by HarperCollins Publishers.

A jury composed of author Denise Chong, author and Ottawa Citizen columnist Terry Glavin, and The Globe and Mail Queen's Park reporter Jane Taber selected the winner. Their citation reads:

A profile of Karen Solie (with a few questions)

By rob mclennan

Read an Excerpt from Carellin Brooks' One Hundred Days of Rain

What's better than strolling through a bookstore, leafing through a book that has caught your eye? We're excited to offer an online version of that with an exclusive excerpt of One Hundred Days of Rain (BookThug) by Carellin Brooks here on Open Book.

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