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Contest! Wolsak & Wynn wants to know the best and worst names for Characters!

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Susan Perly, author of Death Valley is running a unique contest through the blog of her publisher, Wolsak and Wynn.

After explaining the process she went through naming her characters in Death Valley, Susan asks readers to share their picks for the best (or worst) character name they've come across.

You can enter via the comment section on Susan's blog post, and if you win, you'll receive a signed copy of Death Valley.

Special Feature! Interview with FOLD Festival Guest Author Jay Pitter

Toronto's reputation as a diverse city is backed up by the numbers: the percentage of foreign-born residents in the GTA is in fact higher than any other metropolitan area. It's a fact that Toronto as a city is proud of, but less often discussed is the fact that socio-economic inequalities are growing in Toronto. The essays in Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity (Coach House Books) address issues of inequality, isolation, and neighbourhood separations. With some of the city's brainiest social thinkers (including Doug Saunders, Shawn Micallef, and Fatima Syed), Subdivided is essential Toronto reading.

Special Feature! Interview with FOLD Festival Guest Author Chase Joynt

YOLO is old news. For truly interesting stories, consider YOLT — which is both the title of and driving philosophy behind You Only Live Twice (Coach House Books), by trans writer and media artist Chase Joynt and HIV-positive movie artist Mike Hoolboom.

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