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Weekly Round Up: Open Book Toronto

 
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Galas, awards, fashion, oh my! But have no fear, for this edition of the Weekly Round Up of Open Book: Toronto will present to you all that happened this week in a neat little accessible package. Enjoy!

In the Writers at Night series, Open Book: Toronto asks a handful of guest authors who have been invited to the The Writers' Trust Gala to spill about their plans for the glitzy evening, including the most important question — what everyone will be wearing on the big night. First up was Robert Hough, whose newest book, Dr. Brinkley's Tower (Anansi), was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award. Read the interview here.

The Toronto Review of Books Issue 5 went live this past week! Read it for free online.

This week, OBT caught up with two members of the Meet the Presses collective, Nick Power and Leigh Nash, to discuss the atmosphere at the Indie Literary Market, the joys and challenges of organizing it, its future, and more. Read the interview here.

Continuing the Writers at Night of the Writers' Trust Gala, Open Book talks to Heather Birrell, author of Mad Hope (Coach House Books). Read the interview here.

The winners of the 2012 Governor General's Literary Awards were announced this week at the Conservatoire de musique et d?art dramatique du Qu├ębec. To find out who won is just one click away.

Next up in the Writers at Night series, OBT interviews Paul Yee, author of The Secret Keepers (Tradewind Books), and just one week ago, he was awarded the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children's Literature for his body of work. Read the interview here.

Reminder: The Robert Kroetsch Award For Innovative Poetry is the most important prize and the best opportunity for new poets in Canada. And they are now accepting submissions! For more details, click here.

This month, the Literary Review of Canada's website features an essay about the Quebec student strike by Ray Conlogue, an essay on the BlackBerry's role in Canadian media by Christopher Waddell and a review of the book, Road to Valour by Aili and Andres McConnon (Doubleday Canada), by Laura Robinson. For more information and where to find these articles, visit here.

On the day of the Writers' Trust Gala, the final Writers at Night series concludes with Farzana Doctor, the author of Six Metres of Pavement (Dundurn Press). Read the interview here.

In this week's On Writing series, OBT interviews Helen Burstyn, author of Eleven Out of Ten: The Life and Work of David Pecaut (Dundurn). Read it here.

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