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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 the last installment of the Charles Taylor Prize series, Open Book: Toronto interviews Andrew Preston, author of Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy (Knopf Canada). In this interview, Andrew tells Open Book about religion and its effect on American diplomacy, and about his career as a professional historian. To read more about these topics and more, go here.

Author Kenneth Bonert speaks to Open Book about his newly released book, The Lion Seeker (Knopf Canada). In his On Writing interview, he reveals the challenges of bringing his character Isaac to life, explains why he thinks the South African Jewish experience hasn’t been focused on in fiction much and provides a glimpse into what his novel is all about. Read the interview here.

Larry Swartz, author of The Bully-Go-Round (Pembroke Publishers), reveals some of his favourite books on bullying and the current dialogues surrounding bullying. Head over to Open Book: Toronto to read Larry's On Writing interview.

Catherine Bain and Gayle Gonsalves, contributors to In The Black: New African Canadian Literature (Insomniac Press), speak to Open Book about their pieces in In The Black and how the anthology came together. Read the interview at Open Book: Toronto.

In Open Book’s Shaughnessy Cohen Prize interview series, they will be speaking with each of the five award finalists. This week they interview Marcello Di Cintio, author of Walls: Travels Along the Barricades (Goose Lane Editions). Marcello speaks with Open Book about the paradox of borders in a borderless world, and about the Calgary literary scene. To about read these things and more, go here.

Taras Grescoe, the author of Straphanger: Saving our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile (HarperCollins), also participates in the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize interview series. He speaks to Open Book about the harm we are doing to ourselves and our cities by relying on cars rather than on public transportation in his interview.

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