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Weekly Round Up: Open Book Toronto

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November has come and gone. Here's the weekly roundup of what happened in the last week of November at Open Book Toronto.

Ravi Jain is this week's Playwright in Profile. In his interview, Ravi speaks with Open Book about his organic method of theatre creation, the play that changed his life and getting a play on its feet. Read it here.

Open Book was At the Desk of Edward O. Phillips, author of A Month of Sundays (Cormorant Books). Edward talks with Open Book about his personal process, genre labels and class issues with characters. Read the interview here.

Niall Leonard, author of Crusher (Random House Canada), tells Open Book about the culinary benefits of a big family, a haunted apartment and a plethora of Niall Leonards in his edition of the Dirty Dozen. Read it here.

Philippa Dowding, author of the the Lost Gargoyle series, takes on the Proust Questionnaire. Philippa talks to about Open Book about psychic stability, the moment she knew she wanted to write and the perfect grilled cheese. Read it here.

Yesterday, CBC revealed the 2013 Canada Reads list. This year, CBC's influential Canada Reads contest gets a regional twist, with one novel from each of five areas across the country competing for the prestigious prize. To find out who made it, read here.

George Elliott Clarke, a poet, novelist, dramatist and professor based in Toronto, has been appointed by City Council as the fourth Toronto Poet Laureate. To read more, visit here.

Tarragon Theatre and the RBC Foundation have announced that Jessica Anderson is the winner of the 2011/2012 RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwrights' Competition for her play The Gods and Calvin Brewer. Congratulations, Jessica! Read the article here.

Leesa Culp, author of Sudden Death: The Incredible Saga of the 1986 Swift Current Broncos (Dundurn), talks to Open Book in her edition of the Dirty Dozen about how the Broncos help her get through long runs, "powder puff" car racing and forbidden dancing. Read it here.

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