25th Trillium Award

Weekly Roundup: Open Book: Toronto

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An update of the interviews and features on Open Book: Toronto this week.

The Shaughnessy Cohen Prize, with Andrew Nikiforuk

"All writing is political, but good political writing is as rare as hen’s teeth." Read more

The Shaughnessy Cohen Prize, with Max and Monique Nemni

"Some still believe that Trudeau sprung on the federal scene coming out of nowhere. In fact, as soon as he came back home, in 1949, he played a very active and important role in the struggle against clericalism and nepotism; which to him were the two evils that arrested Quebec’s progress." Read more

The Shaughnessy Cohen Prize, with Richard Gwyn

"At the level of the personal, he succeeded in over-coming his best-known habit (certainly so today) by ceasing to drink too-much. At the level of the political, he won six of seven elections, two of these victories being accomplished, in a record with few if any equals, in the midst of an all-out depression." Read more

The Shaughnessy Cohen Prize, with Jacques Poitras

"I have, however, pondered writing a book about the Irving newspaper monopoly in New Brunswick. The Irvings are one of Canada’s wealthiest families, and their newspapers (where I used to work) have themselves been the setting for some compelling stories." Read more

In Open Book's magazine, Dalton Higgins gives praise to the library in his piece, "Of Libraries, LongPens and Loot." And Nathaniel G. Moore shared his piece, "Conflict of Interest: Heathers 2 (Starring Heather Birrell)."

Open Book writer-in-residence, Sarah Tsiang, continued her Susan series by interviewing Susan Gillis, Susan Olding and Sioux Browning.

She also exposed the "Confessions of a Sexist Reader," shared how she doesn't teach her daughter how to read and the first and second part of her "Be Full of Others" series.

To keep up with Sarah Tsiang, visit her writer-in-residence home.

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