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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.

Ann Ireland, author of The Blue Guitar, speaks to Open Book: Toronto in their At the Desk feature this week. She describes her writing space in Oaxana City, Mexico, a courtyard where she works at a patio table. Read more about it here.

Open Book: Toronto interviews Marcel Martel, author of Speaking Up: A History of Language, in their On Writing feature. In this interview, he discusses the research process for the book, the early roots of multilingualism in Quebec and the diversity of French writing in Canada.

Ross King, author of Leonardo and the Last Supper, speaks to Open Book: Toronto as part of their Charles Taylor Prize interview series. Ross King, who is one of the five finalists nominated for the 2013 prize, tells Open Book how Leonardo and the Last Supper was nearly a failure. Read more about it here.

Read about how publishers like Quattro Books are bringing back The Book of the Month Club here.

One of the Charles Taylor Prize finalists, Carol Bishop Gwyn, speaks to Open Book: Toronto as part of their Charles Taylor Prize interviews with the 2013 finalists. Carol, who is author of The Pursuit of Perfection: The Life of Celia Franca (Cormorant Books), tells Open Book about her enjoyment of research, her fascination with Catherine the Great, and Celia Franca’s Toronto experience. Go here to read the interview.

Sandra Djwa, author of Journey With No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page, was also interviewed as part of the Charles Taylor Prize interviews. She talks about the relative truth of biography, her next endeavor and celebrating Newfoundland style. Read the interview here.

In their new series, Behind the Books, Open Book: Toronto speaks with Judith Keenan, who is a Television, Film and New Media producer. Open Book will explore the work of the printers, publicists, book sellers, book bloggers, event programmers and others who work in the publishing industry through this series. In this interview, Judith Keenan tells Open Book what her average work day looks like, what her dream job was as a kid and how long she has been at her current job.

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