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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.

Author Miranda Hill writes about a challenging decision that writers commonly have to make: should they take a job or not? Addressing the fact that few writers make enough money off of their writing to support themselves and their families fully, she lists off examples of famous authors who have had jobs, explores how authors’ day jobs actually help their writing and more. Read the article here to learn more about Miranda Hill’s thoughts about authors and day jobs.

As part of the Whazamo! Artist Series, award-winning book engraver, book artist, teacher, author and illustrator George A. Walker, whose most recent book is The Life and Times of Conrad Black (The Porcupine’s Quill), answers the question, “What does a day in the life of a cartoonist/illustrator look like?” with his print, “The Printer.” Click here to read more about George A. Walker and to view the print.

Poet Kim Minkus takes part in an On Writing interview. She discusses her newest collection of poetry, Tuft (BookThug), how animals are very much a part of urban Vancouver and her visual approach to writing. Read the interview here.

Lauren B. Davis, author of The Empty Room (HarperCollins Canada), takes on the Proust Questionnaire. She reveals the thing that she overcame, a number of real-life heroes and the two wise birds that are her favourites. Read the interview here.

Author Dalton Higgins writes about how free stuff can translate into book publishing in his article, “In Praise of Free Stuff.” Read the article here.

Alan Silberberg, author and illustrator of The Awesome, Almost 100% True Adventures of Matt & Craz (Simon & Schuster Canada), creatively answers the Dirty Dozen interview with his own artwork. He reveals the young age that he was first published, his favourite cookie and a job he had as a teenager. Click here to see Alan's hilarious illustrations.

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