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Weekly Round Up: Open Book Toronto

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As fall colours start spreading throughout Ontario, we have another Weekly Roundup of Open Book: Toronto.

From Page to Silver Screen: The Toronto Public Library created a Semptember themed list of recommended books call "From Page to Silver Screen" in honour of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The list is composed of books that have been made into movies. For more information, visit here.

It was announced that Erin Shields is the Open Book: Toronto's October 2012 Writer in Residence! Erin is here to answer your writerly questions! You can send them to [email protected] or post them directly to her blog. Also, the October Book Giveaway will be giving away a copy of Erin's If We Were Birds. For more details on the giveaway and Erin's writer in residence, visit here.

Sock lust, a flower with an appetite and the best meal to be had in Toronto. What do all these things have in common? Richard Crouse's Proust Questionnaire. You can read it here.

The 2012 shortlist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, one of the country's most prestigious literary awards, was announced on the morning of October 1st. More details here.

Susan Glickman talks to Open Book: Toronto about her very busy year in this week's On Writing feature. You can read the interview here.

The Canada Council for the Arts announced the finalists, selected out of approximately 1,700 submitted books, of the Governor General's Literary Awards, also referred to as the GGs, this week. For the list and further details, visit here.

September 2012 Top Ten lists arrived this week! Visit Open Book's Magazine page to see which Canadian books were the top sellers last month at five of Ontario's finest bookstores: Bakka Phoenix, Ben McNally Books, Bryan Prince Bookseller, Northern Women's Bookstore and Type Books (the Queen Street store).

Snap and share a photo of your cat with an ECW book for a chance to win a title from the press's fall "cat-alogue." Visit ECW's "Literary Cats We Love" Facebook page for full details.

Jolie Dobson, author of The Duct Tape Book: 25 Projects to Make With Duct Tape (Firefly Books) tells Open Book in her Prost Questionnaire about a fondness for Gotham's protector, a weakness for great boots and a commitment to living in the moment. Read it here.

Rick Blechta talks to Open Book about his new novel, The Fallen One (Dundurn), his soprano narrator, weaving together music and narrative and his dream writing environment. Read his interview here

This week, the 2011 Lane Anderson Award were announced. This annual award honours two books (selected by jury) in two categories, adult and young reader, written by Canadians on a scientific subject. Winners receive $10,000 each. The winners for the 2011 prize are:
Adult: The Atlantic Coast: A Natural History by Harry Thurston (Greystone Books).
Young Adult: Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest by Caitlyn Vernon (Orca Book Publishers).
For more information, visit here.

And Kate Cayley interviews Jessica Moore, author of Everything, now. A moving discussion of loss, art and life, Jessica and Kate share their experiences and impressions of the book. Read it here.

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