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Weekly Round-Up: Open Book: Toronto

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Open Book: Toronto

In case you missed it, here is an update of all the interviews and features on Open Book: Toronto this week.

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Open Book: Toronto welcomes their new Writer-in-Residence, poet Adam Dickinson. There’s an opportunity to win a great poetry giveaway that includes Adam’s The Polymers (House of Anansi Press), Kingdom, Phylum (Brick Books) and Cartography and Walking (Brick Books). Click here for further details.

Israeli-born author Ayelet Tsabari, writer of the short story collection The Best Place on Earth (HarperCollins Canada), reveals 12 unexpected facts about herself. Read about how she served in the Israeli army, her skill as a waitress, her first published poem and more here.

Actress and author Katie Boland answers the Proust Questionnaire, telling Open Book about a cheap extravagance, her favourite hero in fiction and her real-life heroes. Read the interview here.

Jack Hannan, the author of A Rhythm to Stand Beside (Cormorant Books), answers the Poets in Profile interview. Read about his most unlikely inspiration — Oprah Winfrey’s husband — the experience that led him to become a poet and the last book that really knocked his socks off here.

Becky Toyne writes about Much Music VJ Kim Clarke Champniss and his journey to publishing his book The Republic of Rock 'n' Roll: The Roaring '80s from Curtis to Cobain (Warner Music Canada). Read the article here.

Andrew Faulkner, author of Need Machine (Coach House Books), answers the Dirty Dozen questionnaire. Read 12 unexpected facts about Andrew, such as how he now believes in ghosts after working in a jail that was turned into a youth hostel, here.

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