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Weekly Round Up: Open Book Toronto

 
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And here's another Open Book: Toronto Edition of the Weekly Round Up. Enjoy!

In Jon Klassen's edition of On Writing, he talks about his new book, This Is Not My Hat (Random House Canada), what he loves about picture books, missing Ontario and his upcoming projects. Read his interview here.

This week's Profile is focused on Between the lines, a small, independent Canadian publishing house, celebrated its 35th birthday this year. Read the article here.

2012's bpNichol Chapbook Awards goes to...Adrienne Gruber for her chapbook Mimic, published by Leaf Press (Lantzville, BC). For more information about the award, visit here.

Marion Kane & Adrienne De Francesco, authors of share: Delicious Dishes from Foodshare and Friends (Between the Lines Books), talk to Open Book about their favourite recipes, their experiences with Foodshare and the cookbooks that get a workout in their own kitchens in their edition of On Writing. Read the interview here.

Here's something you can do this weekend: to celebrate the adaptation of the late George V. Higgins's Killing Them Softly (Vintage Canada), originally titled Coogan's Trade, into the film Killing Them Softly starring Brad Pitt and Ray Liotta and will be released November 30, Open Book and Alliance Atlantis are giving away copies of the book and passes to a pre-screening event on November 29, 2012. To win passes and a copy of the book, send your name and address to [email protected] by noon on Monday, November 26, 2012 with the subject line "KILLING THEM SOFTLY". Full details here.

Safia Fazlul, author of The Harem (TSAR Publications), talks to Open Book about a dangerous bunny, an ironic punishment for skipping school and a disastrous follicle experiment. Read the interview here.

Noticed this week: Target Canada will be donating up to $1 million to select Canadian charities across four categories (food, active play, education and the arts). Interested in helping to decide how the money will be allocated? You can vote once per day on Facebook!. For more information, visit here.

Winners of the 2012 Canadian Children's Literature Awards were announced by the Canadian Children?s Book Centre (CCBC). To find out who won which award, visit here.

In the first monthly column, The Long Haul, Lucy Leiderman discusses ways to use travel to benefit your writing. Read it here.

William Illsey Atkinson, author of Tommy (ECW Press), talks to Open Book about Tommy's real life inspiration, the challenges of research and the importance of our Remembrance Day traditions. Read the interview here.

In On Writing, with Don Harron, who has recently releaed his memoir, My Double Life: Sexty Yeers of Farquharson Around with Don Harn (Dundurn Press), Harron talks to Open Book about how it feels to have written his fifteenth book, the benefits of an alter ego and his plans for the future. Read the interview here.

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