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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.

Noah Richler, one of the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize nominees, speaks with Open Book: Toronto about his nominated book, What We Talk About When We Talk About War (Goose Lane Editions). He talks about the paradoxes of war and how the ordinary things in life tend to interrupt his writing. Read the interview here.

Jessica Moore interviews Kate Cayley, author of When This World Comes to an End (Brick Books). Kate talks about the dark side of fairy tales and more in this interview.

In another Shaughnessy Cohen Prize interview, Open Book interviews Jeffrey Simpson, author of Chronic Condition: Why Canada’s Health Care System Needs to Be Dragged into the 21st Century (Allen Lane Canada). He shines a light on Canada’s health care system to allow Canadians to see what the system really is so that they won’t fear change. Read the interview here.

Open Book: Toronto’s Writer-in-Residence for the month of March is Elizabeth Ruth. In her first blog post, she writes about her experiences with putting together a book trailer for her novel Matadora (Cormorant Books). Check out her blog post here.

Peter F. Trent, nominee for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, was interviewed this week about his book The Merger Delusion: How Swallowing Its Suburbs Made an Even Bigger Mess of Montreal (McGill-Queens University Press). Originally having been mayor of Montreal for 14 years, Peter discusses the role of power in politics and more in his interview.

Author Miranda Hill writes about first readers and needy writers here.

Author Brian Francis speaks with Open Book: Toronto about a new Publicity 101 workshop being offered by Harbourfront Centre on March 16, 2013. This workshop is geared towards emerging and self-published authors, and he explains exactly what participants can expect from the workshop and why a good head shot is so important. Read all the details here.

Becky Toyne writes about the age appropriateness of books for younger readers. Read what she has to say about it here.

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