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Weekly Round-Up: Open Book:Toronto

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Open Book: Toronto

Here is a weekly round-up of all the exciting things on Open Book: Toronto this week!

As part of the CBC Canada Reads Interview Series, Charlotte Gray, who will defend Jane Urquhart’s Away during the CBC Canada Reads competition, talks to Open Book about why she feels Away is such a great read and discusses the diverse literary character of Ontario. These topics and more are covered here.

In another interview, Open Book speaks to Heather Rumball, President and Director of Development for the Toronto Public Library Foundation, about the Book Lover’s Ball, one of the main fundraising activities for the TPLF. Learn about the pivotal role the library plays and Heather Rumball’s literary loves here.

Open Book interviews the author of Spoiled Rotten, Mary Jackman, in their Book Lover’s Ball Interview Series. Read about the the ball and her crime-solving chef protagonist here.

Open Book: Toronto’s writer-in-residence, Natalie Zina Walschots, writes about the difference between writing and being a writer in her latest article. See what she says about the solitary act of writing and the identity of a writer here.

Natalie Zina Walschots also writes about how she doesn’t always know what she’s doing here.

In Open Book: Toronto’s CBC Canada Read’s Series, they speak to one of the panellists, sportscaster Ron MacLean, who will defend David Bergen’s The Age of Hope for a Canada Reads win. To read about it, go here.

Open Book: Toronto speaks to another of CBC Canada Read’s panellists, Olympic wrestler and gold medallist Carol Huynh, who will fight for Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse. Read about why she thinks Indian Horse is the best, why she’s qualified to defend the title and more here.

Check out the details of Coach House Book’s Bad Romance Sale, which happens all February, here.

Take a glance at author Miranda Hill’s article Close Reading. See why she thinks there’s no such thing as a best book, just a best book for a particular reader.

Open Book interviews Lisa Moore, whose novel February is representing the Atlantic region in Canada Reads. Read about the rich literary history of the east coast, the real life tragedy that inspired her to write her novel and how she plans to celebrate if she wins here.

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