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Weekly Roundup: Open Book: Toronto

 
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An update to some of this week's news and features on Open Book: Toronto.


At the Desk: Nata?a Dragni?

 
Nata?a Dragni?'s debut novel, Every Day, Every Hour (Random House Canada) burst into the literary scene with sales in 28 countries around the world. Translated into English by Liesl Schillinger, the novel follows a love story that begins in the 1960s and spans a lifetime.
 
Nata?a shares with Open Book about her writing space and process, the importance of looking out of windows and the beautiful empty spaces in a book. Read more.
 

The Dirty Dozen, with Ryan Oakley

 
In Ryan Oakley's Technicolour Ultra Mall (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing), Toronto has descended into chaos, part of a world ruined by genetic pollution. The book follows Budgie, a knife-wielding survivor who falls in love with his best friend's killer. Read more.
 

The Dirty Dozen, with James Solo

 
James Solo (aka Jim Hickman) is a teacher, writer, editor, entrepreneur, art director and musician. He is also the author of mystery novel DarkBeat (Iguana Books). Read more.
 

The Proust Questionnaire, with Kerry Kelly

 
Kerry Kelly's most recent novel is The Family Album (Dundurn), which follows one-time literary luminary Cynthia Wilkes as her career, life and family shift in unexpected ways.
 
In her answers to the Proust Questionnaire, Kerry tells Open Book about footwear temptations, her favourite Prime Minister and the best time for a cold beer. Read more.

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