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Five Explorer Questions With Jane Fairburn

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:37

Detailing the rich history and the many changes to Toronto's historic waterfront over the years, Jane Fairburn's Along The Shore (ECW Press) is a perfect companion for our

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Five Explorer Questions With Rose Ricciardelli

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 17:57

Rose Ricciardelli knows a lot about the inner workings and failings of Canadian prisons. Coordinator of Criminology in the Department of Sociology at Memorial University, her writing is found in many academic journals and now in her first book Surviving Incarceration: Inside Canadian Prisons (Wilfrid Laurier Press).

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Five Explorer Questions with Jon Radojkovic

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 13:54

Open Book Explorer is happy to interview Jon Radojkovic about his popular book Barns of the Queen?s Bush (Brucedale Press).

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Five Explorer Questions With Terry Murray

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:33

Terry Murray has a grotesque fascination with Toronto, and here at Open Book Explorer we think that makes for good sightseeing.

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Five Explorer Questions with Richard Feltoe

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:56

Richard Feltoe's wealth of knowledge regarding The War of 1812 has lead to many featured books in the Open Book Explorer. Click on any tour relating to The North American War as he calls it, and you'll see.

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Five Explorer Questions With Marianne Apostolides

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:10

Marianne Apostolides' writing is something to behold. Nuanced, beautifully layered, it leads a reader to anticipate one thing, only to surprise them with another. Her book Voluptuous Pleasure (Book Thug), was met with critical acclaim and rightly so. In it, Apostolides wrestles with the very nature of language - how it carries an inherent deception.

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Five Explorer Questions with Howard Akler

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:02

Howard Akler?s debut novel, The City Man (Coach House Books), takes readers to an arcane bit of Toronto?s criminal history during the 1930?s. A fictional tale of love and pickpockets and a forgotten era ? a perfect addition to Open Book Explorer.

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Five Explorer Questions For Dorothy Ellen Palmer re: When Fenelon Falls

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 13:56

Dorothy Ellen Palmer is whip-smart and unafraid of new experiences. She has a keen eye for details, voice and forging connections between seemingly random occurrences. But don?t take our word for it: pick up her latest book, When Felelon Falls (Coach House Books), and see for yourself.

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Five Explorer Questions with Karen Dubinsky

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 17:58

Five Explorer Questions for Karen Dubinsky re: The Second Greatest Disappointment

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Five Explorer Questions with James Laxer

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:45

Award-winning author and former columnist for the Toronto Star, James Laxer?s highly-praised Tecumseh and Brock (House of Anansi) is a fine addition to the Open Book Explorer.

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An Interview with Iain Reid

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 14:37

An acclaimed essayist and memoirist from Kingston, Ontario Iain Reid's latest book, The Truth About Luck is featured in our Open Book Explorer Kingston tours and landmarks.

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Profile on Jason Christie

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 13:43

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Prince Edward County Studio Tour presents Unique Literary and Artistic Event

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:32

The Prince Edward County Studio Tour is presenting a unique event combining literary and visual arts. In collaboration with an organization of writers in Great Britain called 26, they are presenting 26 Atlantic Crossings: A Visual Expression of Original Art and the Written Word.

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Five Things Literary: Hamilton, Ontario with Krista Foss

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 13:04

In our Five Things Literary series, we bring you into the literary life of individual authors and the communities that nurture and inspire them.

Today we hear from debut novelist and past Journey Prize nominee (twice over!) Krista Foss, who lives and writes in Hamilton. Krista's debut novel, Smoke River, was published this spring by McClelland & Stewart. Quill & Quire triumphed the work as a modern classic, saying Smoke River will "overwhelm you with deep feelings — despair, anger, love, defiance, frustration, yearning, bitterness, pain... [a] searing novel".

Krista is in good company in Hamilton, which has quietly been attracting writers and artists of all stripes from across the province to its historical core for many years, creating a vibrant arts community in the southwestern Ontario city.

Read on to hear from Krista about the literary life of Hamilton.

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