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Weekly Roundup: Open Book: Toronto

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

On Writing, with Derek Hayes

"I think that with most of these stories the initial nugget of an idea was about a person who was stuck, but not in any way out of the ordinary, not, for example, life or death stuck." Read more

Whazamo! The TCAF Artist Series, with Troy Little

"What is best in life?" Comics, of course." Read more

At the Desk: Kevin Sylvester

"My attic studio is like my brain? messy and cluttered. (I hope it?s also fun and creative.) I spend a good twelve hours a day in here so it has taken on a patina of ?kevin-ness?." Read more

The Proust Questionnaire, with Nora Young

"Do people really have favourite birds?" Read more

Whazamo! The TCAF Artist Series, with Cecil Castellucci

Instead of responding verbally Cecil responded with a drawing. View it here.

The Proust Questionnaire, with Heather Birrell

"Books, although they don?t really feel like an extravagance to me. I would like really expensive sheets to be an extravagance in my future ? they make me feel richer than I?ve any right to." Read more

In Open Book's magazine, Nathaniel G. Moore looks Lynn Crosbie in the piece "Conflict of Interest: Life is About Lynn Crosbie." And Open Book's Grace O'Connell highlights the film The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche.

Open Book's writer-in-residence, Susan Hughes, chats with Scott Robins, shares tips from children's book editor Karen Li and followed up with part 2 of Looking for the Lightbulb.

To keep up with Susan Hughes, visit her writer-in-residence home.

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